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Leading Disability Campaigners back Final Say Vote

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On 19 Aug 2018 at 1:07pm Brexit Final Say wrote:
Leading disability activists have backed The Independent’s call for a referendum on the final Brexit deal, as the number of people signing the Final Say petition surged past 600,000.
With the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looming, groups representing disabled people have joined a variety of politicians and organisations in supporting the case for a public decision on the final deal.
In an open letter to The Independent, disability campaigners, including former Olympic star Tanni Grey-Thompson and a string of leading academics, warn that the “chaotic, uncertain and discordant” atmosphere surrounding the Brexit negotiations could be “psychologically damaging” for disabled people.
“The time has come to demand much more detail – and, as it now seems likely that Brexit will lead to reduced quality of life, we should join the rising clamour for a people’s vote on the terms of any ‘Brexit deal’,” states the letter.
Citing chronic cuts in social care, campaigners say recently announced funding for the NHS provides “very little assurance” to disabled people.
Since the June 2016 vote, there has been a 96 per cent drop in nursing applications from non-British EU citizens and one in five EU doctors have made plans to leave the UK.


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On 19 Aug 2018 at 1:12pm Disabled wrote:
The cuts will get worse after we leave the EU and the country gets poorer, you don't think the Tories will allow the rich to suffer, do you?
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On 19 Aug 2018 at 9:43pm Bob wrote:
It will be more crippling to remain in the longer term.
 
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On 21 Aug 2018 at 12:52pm Local Sceptic wrote:
Err, sorry, but why should Brexit be any more, or less, "psychologically damaging” for disabled people than for able-bodied (or whatever the current PC-term is) people?
Surely the effects of Brexit, and of the present uncertainty, affects everyone regardless of their physical ability?
I doubt a stand-alone UK would 'undo' any of the current anti-disability discrimination legislation simply because we had left the EU, so why should disabled people be more psychologically damaged than anyone else?
Sounds like an excuse for a few prominent names to find a new way of gaining publicity for the 'Stop Brexit' bandwagon to me...



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