Author(s): Frances Ryan
Original Publish Date: Jun 11, 2019
Product Number: EB00736681
Released: Jun 11, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781786637901
Publisher: Verso
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The austerity crisis and threat to disability rights In austerity Britain, disabled people have been recast as worthless scroungers. From social care to the benefits system, politicians and the media alike have made the case that Britain's 12 million disabled people are nothing but a drain on the public purse. In Crippled, journalist and campaigner Frances Ryan exposes the disturbing reality, telling the stories of those most affected by this devastating regime. It is at once both a damning indictment of a safety net so compromised it strangles many of those it catches and a passionate demand for an end to austerity, which hits hardest those most in need.

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