For centuries history books have recorded many battles, and yet for us none can be as important as the one we face today.
The Welfare reform Bill is nearing its final stages in the Lords and it has been extraordinary these last few months seeing everyone come together to highlight opposition to the bill.
Last night we learned that Baroness Grey Thompson will table a new amendment asking for a pilot scheme to be put in place ahead of any changes made to Disability Living Allowance. Clause 80 can be read here
For those wanting to watch the proceedings you can do so here ( approx 3pm )
Voices are being raised daily, saying Coalition must think again regarding these proposed changes to disability benefits.
To date 21,489 people have signed the petition I submitted on the governments website.
If you have not already done so I ask that you join us by signing here.
Share with family, friends, contacts, groups and tell them to do the same.
This could be Welfares last stand, and it is one for which we need a united front.
This morning the Candle of Hope still shines brightly and with members in the House of Lords battling on our behalf, long may it stay lit.
Last but not least, keep a watchful eye on our backdoors.
With all the coverage re Disability Benefits, we need ensure nothing untoward is being rushed through by stealth. There are so many proposals, many that will affect our lives, and it is vital we do not take our eye off the ball so to speak.
Any possible reprieve today will be a great victory for everyone but the war itself will not be won. Our campaigning will need continue.
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