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(Warning: political topic) Question r.e. being disabled under various govts
I really don’t like talking about politics but I have a question that’s been on my mind since I’ve been on this forum.
I have only ever been a benefit claimant under Tory governments so am asking this question from a position of trying to further my understanding, perhaps from those who have been disabled while Labour were in power who can share their experiences of what that was like.
Not trying to start an argument.
Furthermore I am asking this question as someone who does not support any of the political parties.
The question is: if Labour were in government, would it be easier to claim support as a disabled person?
I am getting the impression people think under Labour you would almost just write down your name and national insurance number and then be given whatever help you need.
Personally I wonder whether the parties are roughly all the same and nothing would change. There would still be lots of bureaucracy and people who need help would slip through the net and not get the help they need?
As stated I don't want to start an argument just hoping to be educated.
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