Letter to Wigan Evening Post

Published on by mikemouldingcommunity-action

Dear Editor,


I am writing to express our sincere thanks to the Wigan Evening Post, for drawing to the attention of your readers the forthcoming abolition of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from 2013 by the ConDem government, as highlighted in your paper on the 7th September 2012. Many thousands of people living with disabilities in Wigan will have to undergo another stressful medical test with the controversial company ATOS to administer the new "Personal Independence Payments", in a new system which many believe is designed to cut welfare to people with disabilities attacking the most vulnerable in our society. The Community Action Party has a long proud record of fighting for the rights of people with disabilities whether on a local or national stage. On the 5th September 2007 as highlighted again by the Wigan Evening Post, the Leader of the Community Action Party Peter Franzen called for the workers at REMPLOY to stage direct action at the then proposed closure of the Remploy factory in Wigan in order for Wiganers to protect their jobs. We urge everyone who oppose the ConDem cuts to DLA and sign our petition at HM Government website link http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/38182 "Stop the Abolition of Disability Living Allowance for Personal Independence Payments". Thank you. Michael Moulding, Deputy Leader, Community Action Party, 92 Wyndham Avenue, Clifton, M27 6PY. Tel No - 0161 7948483



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