27 February 2014
What: A parliamentary petition by the War on Welfare (WOW) campaign, calling for the government to carry out a cumulative impact assessment of its cuts on disabled people, secured more than 100,000 signatures. This leads to a debate in the House of Commons, led by Labour’s John McDonnell.
Why significant: It is the first time that disabled people have secured a debate in the main chamber of the House of Commons on an issue they had chosen. The government continues to refuse to carry out such an assessment.