Today, a delegation from the Hardest Hit including the RNIB and UK Disabled People's Council attempted to deliver a Xmas Card to the Department for Work and Pensions signed by nearly 24,000 disabled people, their carers, families and friends.
Whoever they tried to hand it to at the DWP (Scrooge?) repeatedly refused to take it!! Suddenly, Downing Street were involved, The Disability Alliance, Lords on Twitter and any other number of influentials went into a spin.
Disabled groups reacted with astonishment and outrage. Maria Miller, who cannot open her mouth without stuttering the claim "We work closely with disabled groups" (Though there is no evidence of this whatsoever, some say she has just been wrongly programmed, and they are ironing out this software glitch.....) wondered for a while if her cover had been blown.
Rest assured though, the DWP say:
Phew! That's OK then, cos for a second there, we thought they weren't interested in hearing what we have to say. Oh wait.........