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We want another Minister for the Disabled?

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onebigvoice
onebigvoice Scope Member Posts: 741 Pioneering
I hope this link plays, as its well worth a listen for those who don't believe we need someone to speak for us in PARLIAMENT.



  iTS 1.27 minutes long and give me your views after.

I won't comment until its been watched by those that doubt.



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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,642 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm confused the link is a discussion about working class and middle class with no reference to disabled people ??
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  • MW123
    MW123 Scope Member Posts: 469 Pioneering
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    @Woodbine Based on my analysis of the link I listened to, the central argument raises concerns from my perspective about whether this party genuinely champions the causes of the working class. You are correct that the discussion did not touch upon the representation or concerns of people with disabilities in this specific context. However, my anxiety is not only limited to the working class but also extends to the question of whether individuals with disabilities can trust that their interests will be adequately addressed by this party.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,642 Disability Gamechanger
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    The answer to that will be in the manifesto published about 4 weeks before the election, which as we now know won't be on May 2nd, the local elections will be on that date and the Tories look set to lose 100's of councillors the very people who would campaign hard at a GE.
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  • MW123
    MW123 Scope Member Posts: 469 Pioneering
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    @Woodbine

    Woodbine, I have no affiliation to any party. I look forward to reading your posts in the coming months as I believe you have some very persuasive views.
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Scope Member Posts: 741 Pioneering
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    @woodbine, @MW123.  My point exactly.  He was asked a simple question, and that is what you got.  People who were elected to a job to look after our concerns in parliament are being paid big money yet where do we see the results.
      Have the government sorted out the waiting lists and mobilised those Nightingale Hospitals since they were sterile units that could be used?  In Cardiff 300 and 200 bed units were built yet not one single bed was used for the Pandemic?  The 10 BEDS IN ONE UNIT WERE USED WHILE THEY PAINTED THE CRI, I believe that the last time it was painted was around 1955.  Do you really have anyone that speaks out for us?  Do we have the ear of anyone not from this or other sites like this but GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS that are being paid to the job of assessing but due to someones idea of what they can do, has changed the Social Care Assessment to the need for access to financial support.
      Who is your Chief Medical Officer?  Have they been to the government to say get my people back to work, its not as though you don't know why they are on strike?
      List the things that need changing (one list from the government and one from the NHS) Its not all about money, but now it has been since the government now believes that by changing the contract of employment and adding more skills to the same basic wage will reduce waiting times?  Or by sub-contracting out work it would bring in the "extra" skills needed to get the waiting lists down.
      Think about this then: If these subcontractors were so skilled at the jobs they do then where were they when the GOVERNMENT ASKED all retired or skilled Doctors and Nurses to make them selves available but the "medical Board" actually rejected some because they were in the vunerable catagory, whether by age or illnesses they had.  But what about the assessors that continued to work?  How many were seconded to help in these Nightingale Hospitals?  Do you know of any?  I don't, it seems that they were not skilled enough for that maybe?  If you want accountability and you want to pay people their worth, then the government would have been around the table until this was sorted.
      They not around the table because of troubles else where, well lets start with leaving the EU?  Where are we with that?  GET, our NHS back to work, and yes I said OUR, because the fundimental reason seems to be lost "run for the people FREE at source"
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,642 Disability Gamechanger
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    MW123 said:
    @Woodbine

    Woodbine, I have no affiliation to any party. I look forward to reading your posts in the coming months as I believe you have some very persuasive views.
    I'll be trying my best
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    I will mention, the person in the video linked is the Leader of the Opposition and has never been in government yet. The current government has downgraded the Minister for Disabled People portfolio. From what I remember at the time the Labour Shadow Minister for the Disabled complained about the downgrading at the time.
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  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Scope Member Posts: 741 Pioneering
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    @jimm_scope.  Why would you down grade the Health Ministers Portfolio whern the NHS is in so much trouble?
      The use of contractors are to assist in getting the queues down.
      Look at this mornings news:  The use of support (doctors) staff at surgeries lead to 2 diagnosis's and the patient died, if they went to A & E they would still be here.  They were considered as appropriately see.  I am not demeaning what they do in any way but where was the need to have a second opinion from the doctor that already sees them? 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,642 Disability Gamechanger
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    I will mention, the person in the video linked is the Leader of the Opposition and has never been in government yet. The current government has downgraded the Minister for Disabled People portfolio. From what I remember at the time the Labour Shadow Minister for the Disabled complained about the downgrading at the time.
    I'm not sure how relevant it is that Sir Keir Starmer hasn't yet been in government he soon will be, Sunak's background was in finance and erm marrying into one of India's richest families, giving him no insight whatsoever about how 99% of the population struggles to survive.
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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,705 Scope online community team
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    I only brought it up because the question was about why there was no Minister for the Disabled anymore and the video was of Kier Starmer, when it was Sunak's decision to demote the position. I wanted to try and clear up any possible confusion sorry!
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