Support from Labour and LibDems at last

After a very encouraging speech from Liam Byrne it looks as if the cavalry may be finally arriving to help us. If you can use that metaphor when the cavalry caused the problem in the first place. But let’s not split hairs – this is a great EDM and we need every MP of conscience to sign so WRITE TO YOUR MP TODAY – and get him/her to sign this Early Day Motion Early day motion 1791 » Session: 2010-11 » Date tabled: 11.05.2011 » Primary sponsor: Sarwar, Anas » Sponsors: » Durkan, Mark » Russell, Bob That this House believes that it is the sign of a responsible society that it supports disabled people to lead an independent and fulfilling life; further believes that, while reform is needed, the Government’s current plans are causing unnecessary uncertainty and creating risks for disabled people up and down the country; further believes that the Government has failed to appreciate the cumulative impact of the changes it is proposing; further believes that ill-thought through reform of disability benefits could push thousands of disabled people into poverty; considers it irresponsible to time limit to one year the payment of contributory employment and support allowance which will affect people suffering from cancer and fluctuating conditions; calls on the Government to abandon plans to remove the mobility component of disability living allowance from 80,000 people in residential care homes; further calls on the Government to retain automatic entitlement for people who have severe impairments, meaning that blind people, the mentally impaired and double amputees will not have to face the distress of applying for support...