Monday 9 January 2012


Comedians support #spartacusreport

"With regard to the 'reform' of DLA: The government have at best ignored and at worst misrepresented the views of disabled people and in doing so return us to an era where the disabled had no voice and didn't matter. This is unjust, probably illegal and without doubt utterly vile."

Mark Thomas, comedian

 Sue Perkins 

"The definition of a civilised society is one that makes it a priority to support the most vulnerable. Any major changes which affect the lives of sick/disabled people should not be made without their support and advice. The main issue for these groups is that they have been continually overlooked and seldom respected. Now is not the time to overlook them. Now is the time to listen and act."

(Hardeep Singh Kohli, writer and broadcaster)
"As they currently stand, the proposed Personal Independence Payments are scandalous. No-one with an ounce of compassion can fail to be shocked by these changes. The idea that someone who can propel their own wheelchair should be judged as if they can walk is clearly ludicrous. The fact that someone's need for essential supervision isn't even considered is utterly inhumane. This government would do well to puts its ideology aside, and actually listen to the needs of sick and disabled people. This is how democracy works. This is how a civilised society acts."

Chris Coltrane, comedian, activist.

 Tim Minchin 

Bit of Monday activism. Read this:  Sign this: 

"Disability Living Allowance is just as its name says. An allowance to help disabled people live their lives. By making cuts that will affect people on a day to day basis, you are unnecessarily making people's lives harder than they need to be or ever should be. Equality in society is something that should stretch across all areas and all people, it’s a simple human right. You remove that and we are no longer living in a democracy. If you really want to save money in this area why not ask the people that are directly affected by it where things can be approved and cost effective rather than making decisions that will, in the end, not help these people save any money, time or energy."

Tiernan Douleb, comedian


  1. Nothing from Ricky Gervais then? What a useless mong that man is!

  2. someone should contact Mark Steel. I'm sure he would add his voice to the Spartacus Army

  3. And Billy Bragg!

  4. Damn right! Retweeted and published, everyone needs to see this report and learn what sub-human scum we have running our country atm

  5. I'm sure musicians like Jarvis Cocker, Damon Alburn, etc would support this document, anyone know them?

  6. with the news tonight over doing a u turn reagrding withdrawl of CB to higher rate taxpayers. the prime minister is quoted as saying its unfair due to the cliff edge at £44k. I wonder what he feels about the cliff edge at £7.5k for esa following time limiting?

    Long live the crossbench lords!