Prime Minister David Cameron claims parents of 6 year old Dylan Scothern have to 'make the fight' to have his speech therapy reinstated. Dylan’s speech therapy was originally removed because he was ‘too old’
This order comes right from the top. All of us facing cuts to care services, DLA, ILF, ESA and a myriad of other benefits, supports and services for disabled people now have instructions directly from the prime minister as to how to respond.
Speaking during wednesday’s PMQ’s the Prime Minister said: "You have to make the fight" as a flippant response to the MP of the family of a Nottinghamshire boy with autism who faces his speech therapy being withdrawn.
The prime minister continued: "I know as a parent how incredibly tough it is sometimes to get what your family needs." This from a man whose inherited wealth means that he has never had to fight the fights of ordinary people in his life - he could simply ‘show them the money’ and enable himself and his family to get what they needed.
But perhaps the PM is right. The Broken of Britain and Where's The Benefit are concerned about the cuts faced by disabled people. David Cameron himself is urging us to "make the fight". So remember, you heard it here, direct from the top. The Prime Minister has issued his instructions to us all.
Let's fight then, and win.
By Kaliya Franklin and Rhydian Fon James