The following letter was published in the Guardian today, written and signed by a group of academics, professionals, campaigners and grassroots activists who work together cooperatively.
We collaborate to fulfil our mutual aims of achieving a progressive, civilised, just and safe society for all. We hope to do this by ensuring that the society we are a part of is democratic and fully inclusive: we want a civilised society that observes and meets its human rights obligations on behalf of all social groups. This isn’t happening currently. (See: UN’s highly critical report confirms UK government has systematically violated the human rights of disabled people).
As an independent researcher, writer, campaigner, and as a disabled person, I am very proud to be included among them.
Many disabled people see Labour’s policies as a lifeline, say the 30 signatories to this letter.
For chronically ill and disabled people, recent years have been…
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