NO SILENT WIT­NESS

Diva (UK) - - | Trends | She Said - Ac­tress Liz Carr speaks out at a Labour Party Con­fer­ence about the ef­fect of Tory aus­ter­ity on Bri­tain’s dis­abled pop­u­la­tion.

“I have just had a care as­sess­ment. I am at risk of my ben­e­fits be­ing cut… that paid for the per­sonal as­sis­tant that got me here to­day. I can’t be a silent wit­ness. We are told – and I’ve heard this be­fore – that ‘work sets you free’. Where have we heard that be­fore? Sorry, but it needs to be said. For many peo­ple, be­ing dis­abled in aus­ter­ity Bri­tain means be­ing hated,

stig­ma­tised, de­monised as bur­dens, drains on the state.”

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