The French view of Welfare Reform

It’s interesting and heartening that our friends and cousins across la Manche are showing an interest in this. Hopefully it’ll help prevent any politicians in France from pursuing a similar agenda, and continental disapproval might make a few people over here think twice about the Tories’ euphemistically named ‘welfare reforms’. Though my guess is that if any disapproval of the Tories’ policies is expressed across the Channel, the government will start banging the nationalist drum again, and shouting that it’s all some EU plot to destroy Britain.

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A couple of months or so ago I had a phone call out of the blue from a French journalist for Le Monde, based in London; wanting to interview me and another couple of disabled people about how we feel regarding Welfare Reform; of course I agreed.

Eric Allbert, the journalist, needed to conduct the interviews that week so I arranged for my daughter, Nicki Linney and another campaigner Kitt Bolton, to meet, Eric travelled up to Leicester to speak with is; he was at my home for almost 3 hours, and spoke at length with with of us about our experiences.

The point of this for we campaigners was to tell Trench readers of Le Monde, precisely what was going on in the UK and how the Governments Welfare Reform Act really affected disabled people.

The article was printed last month, and unfortunately when translated, takes some concentration due…

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