6 February 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
PM’s ‘family champion’ hits out at welfare cap
The Prime Minister’s adviser on families, Emma Harrison, has criticised the welfare cap as a ‘popularist’ policy that could harm some of Britain’s most vulnerable individuals. Ms Harrison, who was appointed as David Cameron’s ‘familiy champion’ after last summer’s riots, said: “We live in this amazing country. It’s a civilised country and let’s not harm the most vulnerable people.”
The Times, p 6
Campaigning MSP Mary Fee wants to take the plight of people with M.E. to the Scottish Parliament to highlight what she sees as a lack of support and recognition from some health professionals. The Paisley politician also wants to tackle the misunderstanding of M.E. in the eyes of the media and public.
Paisley Daily Express online
M.E. patient Steven Sumpter of Evesham is so concerned about cuts to Disability Living Allowance that he pushed his endurance to the limits to travel to London to join a mass wheelchair protest which brought Piccadilly Circus to a standstill.
Evesham Journal, p11
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