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Friday, 10 June 2016

UK Governments' adopted rationale for disability benefit cuts under attack

Several news stories worth checking out at Disability News Service (as ever).

  1. 'Biopsychosocial' basis for benefit cuts is 'cavalier, unevidenced and misleading'(1): relates to the way that disgraced US health insurance company Atos' adopted alternative to the Social Model of Disability has led the UK collectively astray.
  2. UK Government set for grilling in Geneva over 'breaches of disability rights'(2)
  3. "Wake up!" Baroness Campbell's plea to disabled people over EU referrendum apathy(3)
  4. Britain must stay in the EU if independent living is to thrive, says pioneer(4)
  5. EU laws 'have played crucial role in fight for disability rights'(5)
  6. Equality and Human Rights Commissioner calls on sports bodies to act on disabled board members(6)
  7. Concerns over watchdog's 'alarming cancellation figures'(7)


  1. http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/biopsychosocial-basis-for-benefit-cuts-is-cavalier-unevidenced-and-misleading/
  2. http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/uk-government-set-for-un-grilling-in-geneva-over-breaches-of-disability-rights/
  3. http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/wake-up-baroness-campbells-plea-to-disabled-people-over-eu-referendum-apathy/
  4. http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/britain-must-stay-in-the-eu-if-independent-living-is-to-thrive-says-pioneer/
  5. http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/eu-laws-have-played-crucial-role-in-fight-for-disability-rights/
  6. http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/ehrc-commissioner-calls-on-sports-bodies-to-act-on-disabled-board-members/
  7. http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/concerns-over-watchdogs-alarming-inspection-cancellation-figures/

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