Sign 16 Petitions and Help Give IDS a Headache!!!

From John D Turner’s blog:

1. PIP should be scrapped. Petition No 61694. 1,920 signatures Ends 3/3/15
2. ATOS appeal upheld not go again. Petition No. 59544 191 signatures Ends 22/1/15
3. ATOS & Tribunal Service money to GPs. Petition No 60046 signatures 3 Ends 5/2/15
4. DWP show common sense over terminal/degenerate illness. Petition No 61319 Signatures 6 Ends 24/2/15
5. Disabled people UK Welfare reforms suspended. Petition No 66608 Signatures 5 Ends 20/6/15
6. Make WCA Realistic Petition No 66404. Signatures 9. Ends 16/6/15
7. Abolish mandatory reconsideration. Petition No 57915. Signatures 17. Ends 5/12/14
8. Doctors decide who is fit for work. Petition No 55607. Signatures 26. Ends 8/10/14
9. Stop charge for Appeals. Petition No 61504. Signatures 26. Ends 27/2/15
10. Abolish Universal Credit. Petition No 58428. Signatures 30. Ends 30/12/14
11. Stop discrimination transfer DLA/PIP. Petition No 66447. Signatures 37. Ends 16/12/14
12. End JSA Sanctions. Petition No 57087. Signatures 50. Ends 14/11/14
13. ATOS WCA Abolish. Petition No 55159. Signatures 285. Ends 23/9/14
14. GP power to veto WCA decision. Petition No 64071. Signatures 1,636. Ends 22/4/15
15. Stop abolition assessment rate. Petition No. 58266. Signatures 109. Ends 13/12/14
16. Benefit sanctions inquiry. Petition No. 58217. Signatures 5,272. Ends 13/12/14

17 thoughts on “Sign 16 Petitions and Help Give IDS a Headache!!!

  1. Johannah Buchan

    I think I’ve already signed some of these. Is there a way to sign them ALL with only one signature?

    1. Support

      I don’t think so, I’m afraid. They’re separately organised, distinct entities and as such I think separate sigs are required for each of them.

  2. Nick

    waste of time none of them will get 1000’000 signatures. the bottom line is people aren’t interested one dot and IDS knows that

    having said that where are the million or so sick and disabled people in the UK why aren’t they signing it ?

    if they cant be bothered to sign it mike then you might us well give up because only they are affected and if they don’t care themselves your just flogging a dead horse ?

    or have i got this wrong ? they are all reading this blog but are well satisfied with IDS’s cuts etc and therefore wont sign ?

    1. Support

      VP doesn’t get a million readers, disabled or fit!
      (Not yet, anyway…)
      Those are good questions, though – would other members of our disabled community like to respond?
      What about you, Nick? Have you signed these petitions? It would be silly of you to suggest that others who should be signing are wrong not to, if you haven’t done so yourself – or so it seems to me.

      1. Nick

        i myself haven’t signed for very good reasons of which i cant go into details and it could very well be that’s the case for the missing million or so who would sign but are prevented from doing so

        if you look on the same lines how many relatives have taken the government to court over the death of their family member who has died in going through welfare reform ? answer none

        this is not an easy battle and their are no winners it will be up to a judge at a later date to decide on what charges if any can be brought against the government over such a loss of life because of a DWP policy that was not thought through properly

        You have to remember the vast majority of the public are blissfully unaware of what has gone on – those that have died over the past 4 years – and if they are aware they’re staying quiet.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        I think the relatives who didn’t take the government to court didn’t have the money to do so, among any of many other reasons.

      3. Nick

        it is very odd thou mike had it been a hospital or the like it would have been headline news

        To my mind it’s very odd that no one has been able to take the the government to court over the death of a family member who has died in going through welfare reform and it’s for that reason alone that IDS has got away with it and will continue to do so until such time he is brought before the courts

        As it stands at this time with no court cases against him there will be many just thinking that there have been no deaths at all and that it’s all just been propaganda to bring down the government and nothing else

      4. Support

        If it had been a hospital, the government would have had a chance to blame the NHS, which suits the Coalition’s privatisation agenda. With deaths attributed to DWP decisions, the government has only itself to blame, which is bad for publicity – hence the silence.

      5. Nick

        don’t you believe it many people have access to these petition’s the DWP know more about me then my wife they know everything and if your on benefits long enough they will be part of your family with very little wriggle room on what you do be it outside your property or on-line

      6. Johannah Buchan

        Nick, that sounds a bit paranoid. I’ve got a “sensitive” sticker” on my file so ordinary nosey parkers can’t see in it. Mind you that makes it difficult to speak to someone who can.

  3. amnesiaclinic

    Spread around around as much as we can! It is possible – how about Disability News and others who have high readership numbers?
    Good luck to them for even trying by at least doing something instead of just moaning!

  4. Sharleen

    Signed n shared If we just tried it’s better than doing nothing. Rather like the vote ….. Shouldn’t moan if u don’t …….

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