>I wrote a relatively long blog post on Tuesday and then my Internet went down and I lost it. I do have quite a lot to blog about but not today…
The cuts which will be made as a part of the Comprehensive Spending Review were announced on Wednesday. They will seriously affect disabled people and they haven’t been properly thought through. The government admits that they haven’t looked fully into how they will affect disabled people. I wrote a small post about this on Disability Voices. It includes a link to a Scope campaign about it, asking people to e-mail their MP.
Fellow blogger and Disability Voices team member Bendy Girl, has posted several excellent responses to the cuts. Dear Prime Minister has been reposted on the Guardian website. It’s a very moving video response to the Prime Minister about what the proposed removal of Higher Rate Mobility (Part of DLA) from disabled people in care homes.
It’s hard hitting but well worth taking a few minutes to watch. I’ll post more about my own reaction to the cuts soon but for now I wanted to share that video.