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

Last Updated: August 2, 2014By


  1. Johannah Buchan August 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm - Reply

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

    • Support August 2, 2014 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      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.

      • Johannah Buchan August 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply


  2. Nick August 2, 2014 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    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 ?

    • Support August 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      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.

      • Nick August 3, 2014 at 12:25 am - Reply

        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.

        • Mike Sivier August 3, 2014 at 10:12 am - Reply

          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.

          • Nick August 3, 2014 at 11:00 am

            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

          • Support August 3, 2014 at 11:45 am

            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.

          • Nick August 3, 2014 at 1:32 pm

            indeed and this is one of many reasons i have not signed any of the above as i had in the past and i think you will get my drift


          • Support August 3, 2014 at 1:37 pm

            You wouldn’t have been a whistleblower – just a petitioner.

          • Nick August 3, 2014 at 1:56 pm

            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

          • Support August 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm

            That is not my experience.

          • Johannah Buchan August 3, 2014 at 2:23 pm

            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. Paul August 2, 2014 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    I’ve signed all of them as well.

  4. amnesiaclinic August 2, 2014 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    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!

  5. Sharleen August 3, 2014 at 7:54 am - Reply

    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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