The Hardest Hit – Videos and links

Today several thousand people rallied in London and marched (or wheeled) on parliament to protest against the way the government is attacking the sick and disabled and ruthlessly cutting their income. The Hardest Hit was organised by charities and campaigners working together to mobilise thousands of disabled people to tell the government that this is not acceptable.

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BBC News coverage (The same 2 minute segment used every hour.)

 

BBC interview with Shadow Work and Pensions secretary Liam Byrnes MP

 

Guardian coverage

 

Channel 4:

 

A moving speech on why we are protesting. Full text at the Broken of Britain blog.

 

‘I’m blind. I want you to see what I’ll lose if disability benefits are cut’ – video

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Guardian: The Hardest Hit march in London – in pictures

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Harpymarx: Pix from the Hardest Hit demo

 

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The world is broken and I can't fix it because I am broken. I can, however, rant about it all and this is where I do that when I can get my thoughts together. Most of the time you'll find my words on Twitter rather than here though. I sometimes write for Where's The Benefit too.