The French translation needs re-translating (maybe when I’ve got a moment) but this is important as it shows that reporters from other countries are taking an interest in the predations of the Coalition government and are going around ‘official’ sources to get their information directly from those affected.
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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