John McDonnell MP, Commons speech Speech on the ILF Protest

Next ILF Protest – this Friday 4th of July – join us Independent Living Day Party and Picnic 4th July Opposition Debate House of Commons 30th June 2014: John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington) (Lab): “The motion refers largely to the work capability assessment and the personal independence payment, but it also refers to the disarray […]

A selection of tweets from the Battle of Westminster Abbey. 28th June 2014 #SaveILF

Disabled people occupy Westminster Abbey grounds in protest at Independent Living Fund closure #saveILF — Unite the union (@unitetheunion) June 28, 2014 Is there anything more scary than a few disabled people under a gazebo? Met police don’t think so. #saveILF — Peter Smith (@Redpeter99) June 29, 2014 Occupy Westminster/Save ILF – Full […]

No god here: just heavy police at the Westminster Abbey #SaveILF protest

[Reblogged from With thanks to Kate Belgrave (@hangbitch)] A lot more to video to come – here’s a starter. Went with Disabled People Against Cuts to the blockade of Westminster Abbey today as severely disabled people continued ther fight to save the Independent Living Fund. The ILF is a fund that severely disabled people […]

Shame Of The Church of England: Dean of Westminster Allows Hundreds of Police To Attempt Stamp Out Of Disabled People’s Peaceful Protest

The leadership of the Church of England showed themselves to have the morals of sewer rats today after hundreds of police were drafted in to prevent a peaceful protest by disabled campaigners. A protest was taking place in the grounds of Westminster Abbey, where Disabled People Against Cuts, backed by Occupy and UK Uncut, intended […]

Disabled people occupy Westminster in protest against Government attacks

Press release Disabled people occupy Westminster in protest against Government attacks Disabled people and supporters opposing the closure of the Independent Living Fund (1) have occupied a site opposite Parliament in protest against government attacks on disabled people’s right to live in the community freely and with dignity. At 4pm a group of around 100 […]