New Years post, a reminder of a year well spent

I haven’t posted for a while and it’s due to many factors, the biggest of them is the changing state of my spine. I could focus on that, the idea that I might not return to work, not being with some of my family at Christmas or not being able to travel as freely as […]

Season’s Greetings from Disability Labour

To all our Members, Supporters and Friends,   On behalf of the Executive Committee here at Disability Labour, I want to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the festive period. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or simply spending time with friends and loved ones, we wish you all the very best. […]

The proof is in the pudding

That was premise of The Great British Bake off and many a proud cook. The same could be said for this government’s treatment of disabled people.  When Marsha De Cordova MP asked her question last week; (quoted directly from the website theyworkforyou.com) “NHS survey data show that, under the Conservatives, 43% of those in receipt […]

Logo for the No Hate campaign. Source: Disability Talk. Used with thanks.

National Hate Crime Awareness Week – The Rise in Disability Hate Crime

15th – 20th October 2018 is National Hate Crime Awareness Week here in the United Kingdom. According to Police figures across England and Wales there has been a 33% increase in disability hate crime in 2017-18 compared to the previous year. These figures, reported in The Independent on Monday, are based on Freedom of Information […]

Photo of the Disability Labour AGM 2018.

Our First 25 Days

As this is my first blog as Co-Chair for Disability Labour, I’d like to welcome all our members, new and old, to what I believe is a new beginning for our socialist society. As many of you will be aware, it’s been a difficult period for Disability Labour, and we have in many respects been […]