Conservative conference is underway and by the hour we are hearing statements and interviews from government ministers regarding welfare reform and cuts. See links below
It is even more vital now that we have all these issues debated in parliament.
Will Pat’s Petition achieve 100,000 by Nov 1st? We believe it will if we all push it forward as wide as possible.
The petition has reached over 50,000 signatures – quite incredible for this small group of unfunded friends with no large organisations behind them. But we need to reach 100,000 by the deadline at the end of the month.
As Pat says - “That can sound quite daunting, but other petitions have done it. Anne Williams last year got 40,000 signatures on the very last day for her petition about her son Kevin who died at Hillsborough. Richard Branson had his support within a week. And the cuddly badgers achieved their target in weeks. If only people would support disabled people in the same way.”
link to Youtube video, click here - Pat’s Petition
The group are asking people to be quick about taking actions:
Sign the petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20968
Check junk boxes for activation emails.
Share the petition link by e-newsletters, facebook, twitter – get to places where people are already online
Add to blogs, write letters to media and your MP
If you are attending A Future that Works Oct 20th march ensure the petition details are shared with fellow marchers
Grassroots groups have been extremely supportive and we ask you to give this a final push.
Campaign teams from charities to come on board and raise awareness to your memberships. Time is running out so you need do this quickly.
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
1. David Cameron on Andrew Marr show
Q: Nick Clegg said there would be more austerity after 2015. Was he right?
Yes, says Cameron. The cuts will have to be decided before the election. The government will have to look at things like welfare
2. Iain Duncan Smith Guardian 19.26 pm
“This quote is from 19:26 Sunday -
“A delegate asks Duncan Smith if he could cut more from the welfare budget, saying that would be very popular with the public.
IDS says he’s cut more than any other secretary of state – £18bn – but these are “difficult” times.
Once he has reformed welfare, everyone will be able to recognise that those who are on benefits are genuine claimants, he says, and not scroungers.”
3. George Osborne plans to cut another £10bn from welfare budget
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