Shut The Door On Your Way Out Campaign

This Campaign will Name and Shame those colluding in the cuts to disabled people and not addressing disabled peoples rights.We will be doing a series of letters asking for resignations of those not defending our rights as appointed to do so.

Dear Lord Holmes of Richmond

 

I wish to draw your attention to the functions that were delegated to the Disability Committee and the Commissions duties as they relate to “disability matters” in

  • Promoting understanding of the importance of equality and diversity
  • Encourage good practice
  • Promoting equality of opportunity
  • Promoting awareness and understanding of rights
  • Enforcing equality law
  • working towards the elimination of unlawful discrimination and harassment
  • Promoting understanding of good relations

 

Let me draw your attention to an article printed in the Guardian by the  EHRC on 01.03.2016 http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/mar/01/equalities-watchdog-criticises-planned-cuts-to-work-support-allowance the very body you are a Commissioner for EHRC say that the proposed cuts to ESA will disproportionately affect disabled people, widen inequalities and undermine the UK’s Human Rights obligations.

How can you be seen to be promoting the above when you went on to vote for these cuts to both ESA and PIP as a Conservative Peer, your actions will have a detrimental effect on disabled people’s lives to both  Independent living and will undermine the UK’s Human Rights obligations.

As a disability rights campaigner I am calling for your immediate resignation of the position you hold as Disability Commissioner and Chair of the Disability Committee for EHRC as alongside my peers and other user led organization’s we think you are no longer worthy of this position.

Look forward to your reply

 

Susan Archibald

Disability Rights Campaigner

 

Supported by

Dr Stephen Carty -Black Triangle Campaign

Professor Peter Beresford, Co-Chair, Shaping Our Lives

Mo Stewart –Disabled Veteran/Researcher

Dr Simon John Duffy –Centre of Welfare Reform

Gail Ward -Cross Border Alliance

John McArdle-Black Triangle Campaign

Pat Onions –Pats Petition

Rosemary ONeill –Carerwatch

Frances Kelly  Carerwatch/Dead Parrot Campaign

Linda Burnip – DPAC

Debbie Jolly –DPAC

Anita Bellows –DPAC

Merry Cross-DPAC

Rick Burgess –DPAC  Manchester

Paula Peters –DPAC

AnnieBishop-Involve North East & Cumbria for deaf,blind and people with disabilities

Carole Robinson-Bolshy Divas

Tracey Flynn- Bolshy Divas

Catherine Hale – Disability Researcher

C  Richardson- Disability Researcher

Stef Benstead  Disability Researcher

Jayne Linney DEAP

Sue Livett-Campaign for a Fair Society England

Michelle Mayer

Rosemary Trustam-Publisher Community Living Magazine

Jo Walker

Sue Jones-Psychologists against Austerity/Human Rights/Policy Researcher/Writer

 

If you want to sign our petition please click the link: https://www.change.org/p/chair-echr-campaigner-s-demand-for-lord-chris-holmes-resignation?recruiter=26255315&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

 

Update:

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/dwp-drew-up-plans-to-charge-disabled-people-for-fit-to-work-appeals-internal-documents-reveal-a6993996.html

http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/disability-activists-call-for-commissioner-to-resign?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TFN+weekly+digest+Friday+21+April+2016&utm_content=TFN+weekly+digest+Friday+21+April+2016+CID_14fad1dcfe3bb53edf711adde85f7595&utm_source=Email+marketing+software&utm_term=Disability+tsar+faces+resign+call+for+backing+Tory+cuts#6P3xJLtwrg6C84dT.01

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/secret-government-plan-charge-disabled-7798786

http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/tory-peer-faces-calls-to-quit-as-ehrc-commissioner-over-support-for-wrag-cuts/

http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/revealed-dwps-secret-financially-devastating-proposals-for-benefits-appeals/

http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/secret-dwp-proposal-to-scrap-esa-substantial-risk-rules-would-breach-right-to-life/

http://www.thenational.scot/news/snp-calls-to-see-reports-on-suicides-following-benefits-cuts.16660