By Dude Swheatie of Kwug
|Under-staffed news desks lead to superficial repackaging of Government or corporatist press-releases, leading to improperly informed voting|
Reports of the scrapping of UK involvement in the Human Rights Act does appear on the BBC website's review of the Conservative Manifesto, but only apparently in the smear story spinning terms offered by Tory HQ.(1) My late LLB (Hons) friend and McKenzie Friend for Work Capability Assessment retests Anne McArthur did warn me of Tory plans to repeal the Human Rights Act and the erosion of human rights for disabled people.(2) She also affirmed that UK involvement in the EU had been instrumental in the creation of, say, the Disability Discrimination Act (1995).
Though Anne died in October 2014 it is great that we have John Pring's Disability News Service to continue reporting on what would otherwise be reported without reference to the relevance to disabled people.(3)
And so it was at the Disability News Service website that I saw
By John Pring on
The Conservative party has made it clear in its election manifesto that it plans to make further sweeping cuts to social security spending, and scrap the Human Rights Act.The manifesto says that the party’s approach on the economy is “focused on reducing wasteful spending, making savings in welfare, and continuing to crack down on tax evasion and aggressive avoidance.”The party would cut social security spending by a further £12 billion a year, but has yet to say how it will find most of these “savings”.(4)
Questioning as part of a 'right of reply'Also at Disability News Service I saw
- vital to such people while also
- a major irritant to the bullying decision-makers and only-following-orders Civil disServants who would rather such people and their potential allies — including, of course, the electorate in a General Election where a further £12bn cuts is being outlined but not really discussed — were left uninformed and therefore less able to mobilise against such cuts.
- "checklist for careful thinking" "eleanor maclean"(6)
- "critical thinking"(7)
- Kate Belgrave | Talking with people dealing with public sector cuts(8)
- Zacchaeus 2000 — Justice for vulnerable debtors (9)
- Taxpayers Against Poverty (10)
- Reviews of Noam Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (11)
Notes (all these links accessed Sunday 19 April 2015)(1) http://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=%22conservative%20manifesto%22%20%22human%20rights%20act%22
(2) An LLB (Hons) is a Law degree with a special Honours project attached to it.