UKIP and disability (or how UKIP will support the disabled)

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UKIP and disability (or how UKIP will support the disabled)

Postby velvet » Mon May 06, 2013 8:04 pm

I do not know how many of you know but there is a major political party whose disability spokesperson is a fibro suffer.

Thats right - UKIP who are busy making the UK really sit up and take notice after the local elections last Thursday have their disability policies designed and formed by disabled people - and at the head is a lady with fibro (who is absolutely awesome)

Her policy speech at the recent conference in Exeter can be read here http://stoleninnocence2012.wordpress.co ... proposals/ - and you can watch the speech itself at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42jWWnKp5xQ.

Of course the policy is formed around disability in general not Fibro in particular but I think it brilliant that there is a lady who knows our lives and language working for change where it counts.

If you have not considered UKIP before, or assumed they are nastier than the Tories please look again - because UKIP is not Tory clones (no matter how much the press try to make out they are) but are genuinely different and they use real people to put together real policies.
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Re: UKIP and disability (or how UKIP will support the disabl

Postby buxbunny » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:26 am

Very interesting read. With the uncertainty of what will happen in future in regards to disability it gives some glimmer of hope even if a slim one.

I am in two minds about UKIP but i dont really want to buy into media frenzy going on but if history has taught me anything than parties will lull you into a false sense of security till they are elected and than pull the rug from under you while laughing mechanically. (student fees anyone)
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Re: UKIP and disability (or how UKIP will support the disabl

Postby MistyBlue » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:25 pm

I personally would not vote for UKIP, they are more right wing than the Conservatives and believe in deregulation, which means removing our rights, and privatisation (the current Government is privatising the NHS as I type).

They have also referred to people on benefits as being parasites http://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com/2013/03 ... ays-party/
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Re: UKIP and disability (or how UKIP will support the disabl

Postby perseus » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:38 pm

Mistyblue

Yes I agree, it's very worrying to see the rising popularity of this party. They don't represent a true alternative and shouldn't be used as a protest vote in my opinion. They are likely to privatise the health service to pay for all the tax cuts for the rich. Neither do I think their attitude to the disabled will be any more politically correct than to other minorities.

A video of the MEP and Ukip member Godfrey Bloom interrupting a disabled student’s speech at Oxford Union to jeeringly ask if he was Richard III has been released.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 87751.html

Personally I will be voting for the Greens this Euro election, mainly on environmental grounds, but its also worth reading their social welfare and health policies. At least votes for small parties will count, unlike at a general election.

http://policy.greenparty.org.uk/sw

http://policy.greenparty.org.uk/he
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