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The case of the combustable trousers!

As more and more evidence comes to light that Ian Duncan Smith, Minister for Works and Pensions, has been somewhat economical with the truth regarding ATOS and the benefits assessment process, the Criptarts decide to challenge him more directly ...

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For the full facts about IDS and his lies, please click on the following links ...

So click here to read what the Guardian has to say about IDS and his lies ...

Click here to read what the Welfare News Service have discoverd ...

And click here to read one of the many blogs that identify the lies and untruths spouted by this man!

Posted by Dave Lupton, 25 November 2013

Last modified by Dave Lupton, 27 November 2013

The Criptarts promote Colin's new book

Our esteemed Editor, not content with running Disability Arts on Line (DAO) and travelling all over the country to interview fellow disabled artists, has managed to find the time to create a new book.

Entitled 'Knitting Time' the book not only contains powerful new prose and poetry, it also contains  hand drawn illustrations that are described by one critic as "fabulously dark, surrealist line drawings ..." and which undoubtedly add extra depth and dimension to the book.

Ivan Riches writes about the book: "I started reading and could not stop ... "

Whilst Alan Morrison describes it as: "Colin Hambrook stitches back the torn curtain of an upbringing in a decade of radical change ..."

To get a copy of this book, send a cheque for 12 pounds 50 pence (which includes packing and postage) to Colin Hambrook, Disability Arts on Line, 9 Jew Street, Brighton BN1 1UT and he'll get it to you before the Christmas holiday.

Enjoy - I have!

Also click here to see what the Criptarts have to say about it ...


Posted by Dave Lupton, 23 November 2013

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 5 December 2013

Wake up call!

Colin (DAO Editor): "Oy Crippen!"

Crippen: "What?!"

Colin: "When you going to do some more work on the Criptarts strip cartoon?"

Crippen: "Er ... it's a work in progress!"

Colin: "Can't see much evidence of any work!"

Crippen: "I'm supposed to be retired ..."

Colin: "You can't retire from the disability arts movement mate!"

Crippen: "Can't I?!"

Colin: "Nope. You're in it for life!"

Crippen: "You sure about that?"

Colin: "Didn't you read the small print?"

Crippen: "Nope ..."

Colin: "There you go then!"


Click here to see the latest Criptarts episode


Posted by Dave Lupton, 22 November 2013

Last modified by Dave Lupton, 22 November 2013

Tory Party Hackathon

Not content with pushing through retrospective legislation in order to cover up their illegal activities regarding benefit changes, the Tories are now apparently hacking the internet in order to remove all copies of speeches and press releases made by them between 2000 and May 2010.

These are the speeches and statements that held pre election promises about leaving the NHS alone, providing more support for disabled people, etc. All of which, once in power, they've renaged on!

The party has allegedly fiddled with the code on their website to remove the speeches from, a library service that creates a back-up copy of almost all websites in existence on a regular basis.

However, it seems they'd not counted on the fact that because so many of them had been prepared to say anything, promising anything, and at every opportunity in order to get elected, that this is proving to be an impossible exercise. Especially as the word is out now and more and more sites and links are being posted by Jo Public to add to all this incriminating evidence!

A geek friend of mine told me that the only way the Tories could take down all of this information would be to attack the web directly, releasing Trojans and viruses that would corrupt all of these links BUT along with the real possibility that it would affect everything else.

They wouldn't be that stupid would they?!

Posted by Dave Lupton, 15 November 2013

Last modified by Dave Lupton, 15 November 2013