london 2012 paralympics

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Debbie Jolly: 'The WAC is a system designed to remove over a million disabled people from welfare support that has caused misery, anxiety and the premature deaths and suicides of an estimated 32 people a week.'
Comment: Paralympic support is a figleaf for cuts

While the government praises the London 2012 Paralympics and Paralympians for their ‘can do’ attitude, it is busy withdrawing all the support and disability benefits that helped them become sporting heroes in the first place.

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Edwina Currie put a dampener on a spectacular opening ceremony at the Paralympics
Another Tory opening ceremony gaffe

A former Tory health minister has sparked a Twitter row by making a dubious comment about disabilities during the London 2012 Paralympic opening ceremony.