sick note tories – old and new


peter hain barfs for his sicknoteThe first danmail (danmail@yahoogroups.co.uk) i read this morning saw an article about the tories getting in on the ‘sick note britiain’ act restarted recently by Peter Hain.

Anyone notice that Peter Hain has gone quiet recently. Is he throwing a sickie or has he been caught with his hands in the till of unsicknote britain and is he feeling sick now.

Now i’m not a patriot except, when it comes to football, but this sicknote britain campaign is really getting my goat and gander up. What new and old tories are really saying is it does not want to support disabled people and continue to pay up to meet the costs of disability benefits. They imagine that if they can get us all back to work then we will not want benefits.

Sadly this does not reflect the merits of the benefits system.

Sadly they are both dressing up an idea in discriminatory language to win the sympathy and vote of right wing middle britain.

Strategies to get Disabled people into work will not work until the discrimination that this sound bite is redolent of is properly addressed and until our discrimination legislation can be properly enforced with real penalties for the offensive parties.

Until then it is a deep sadness that the very people we appoint to keep our laws are found incapable of keeping their own rules.

Lets repeal our call for fully inclusive, fully comprehensive, fully enforceable civil rights legislation

For another view of this check http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/article3321368.ece

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