MY BLOG ON BORIS’S RECORD OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ALL LINKS TO IT CONTINUALLY HACKED, AND LINKS DESTROYED. CANNOT FIND ALL THEM NOW, BUT THIS BLOG CLEAR BECAUSE I QUOTE EXTRACTS.
There is huge support for the Mayor’s criticism of cuts to disability living allowance in the press and also on twitter, and it is growing. Boris made a full submission of his objections in February, 2011, which will be published this week.
The Mayor is concerned that the changes could lead to financial hardship and social isolation for chronically ill and disabled people, and push an already disadvantaged group deeper into poverty.
His submission states: “While some reform may be necessary … the mayor is concerned that, if the focus of this reform is solely efficiency driven, government may fail to ensure that the needs of disabled people are adequately met.”
The quality I most admire in the Mayor is his fair mindedness. These cuts are too harsh and will impose awful stress and worry on the claimants. This is the testimony of Katiya Franklin
, a disability campaigner.
“The Mayor’s submission stood out from the other consultation responses, not because it was supportive of our claims (almost all the submissions were) but because it was incredibly thoughtful, well written and researched. “
“Boris Johnson, know how much we appreciate your carefully considered & supportive statement (B4 tomorrow) ” tweeted @golookGoRead
This is just one of many such messages.
UPDATE: on Monday, 9th January, disability campaigners issued the Spartacus Report
. This hard hitting report accuses the government of misrepresenting the facts regarding the opposition to DLA cuts.