Saturday, 21 September 2013
Labour announce plans to sack Atos and more....
Oh thank goodness!! I'm RUBBISH at keeping secrets!
In this Guardian article, http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/sep/21/labour-disability-hate-crime-atos Labour have leaked tomorrow's concrete announcements on disability. They say that they will :
A) Sack Atos
B) Strengthen the law on Disability Hate Crime
C) Develop a "tell us once" assessment system for social care, benefits and work support that rolls all help into one place.
But there's more. MUCH more. Watch conference tomorrow for a much fuller proposal on what Labour have concluded the problems are with sickness and disability support and in the near future, for more proposals on how to change things.
These "tasters" are to prove they're serious. To show that whilst there is still much, much more work to do, there are things they can announce TODAY that show they've listened and are starting to understand.
Of course we will be cynical. Of course we will doubt their real intentions. We would be fools to do anything else.
But the distance traveled from the dark days of 2010 is remarkable.