Hit the road, Zac! Goldsmith forced out as disability charity patron after voting for ESA cuts – Mirror Online


(The headline wasn’t dreamed up by This Writer but it was so good that I had to use it.)

Tory Zac Goldsmith has been forced to resign in shame as patron of a disability charity after he voted for cruel disability cuts.

The Conservative MP and London Mayoral candidate last week voted in favour of Iain Duncan Smith’s plan to slash payments for half a million sick and disabled people by £30 a week.

In a statement, [Richmond AID, a charity run by and for disabled people in West London,] said: “Richmond AID recently wrote to Zac Goldsmith with regard to his recent decision to vote for cuts to ESA and can confirm [he] has now stepped down as a patron.”

Lucy Byrne, the charity’s Chief Executive, said: “We are shocked and disappointed to find that both our local MPs here in the borough of Richmond voted for this cut, one of whom is patron of our organisation.

“Having voted for this brutal cut we believe that Zac Goldsmiths’ position as patron is no longer tenable.

“Zac’s decision is a complete conflict with our social model and ethos.

“In order to have equality disabled people need to have increased funding.”

Source: Tory Zac Goldsmith forced out as disability charity patron after voting for ESA cuts – Mirror Online

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5 thoughts on “Hit the road, Zac! Goldsmith forced out as disability charity patron after voting for ESA cuts – Mirror Online

  1. Neilth

    Politicians of all colours like involvement with local charities as it raises their profile and adds some notion of humanity to their portfolio. Many of them (us – I’m a community Councillor) get involved with charities we actually believe in and care about. Sadly others are deliberately exploiting the charity to further their own ends. Goldsmith is clearly one of the latter, scrambling up the greasy pole on the shoulders of the disadvantaged and having absolutely no conscience about the damage they cause – probably unable to understand that what they are doing is having a direct harmful effect on people they claim to support. Hypocrisy lives and thrives.

  2. Terry Davies

    all voters should give no support to salaried mayors. they are merely a control of manipulation to pretend that communities have a choice.

  3. Alan Grant

    The Nasty Party just gets nastier and nastier, but then what else should we expect from a party led by a sadistic sociopath who used to get his kicks from burning £50 notes in front of street beggars, amongst other things. And this guy and his chums are running the country!

  4. Alan Grant

    I was just out in the garden having a roll-up (it’s bad enough being a smoker, let alone breathing in your own second-hand smoke much of the time as well…..so get in the habit if you don’t already), and I was wondering if Goldsmith offered the charity an explanation, something along the lines of:

    I’m a shallow, devious and duplicitous son of a unowhat, who just used your charity for the purposes of PR and my public persona, as do many of my colleagues with one charity or another, and I don’t really give a toss about disabled people……

    Goldsmith is best known of course for his stance on environmental issues, and he comes across as genuine and sincere, but one has to wonder how someone that supposedly cares so much about the pollution and degradation of the planet, apparently doesn’t care about people, and in this case, disabled people. Doesn’t really add up.

    So is he a plant? Wouldn’t surprise me in the least!

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