The Lords tonight and the courts tomorrow
Two major developments are expected within the next 24 hours.
In Parliament this evening, the House of Lords will vote on the government’s vicious plans for Disability Living Allowance (DLA). There was a shock defeat on another aspect of the government’s disability plans in the Lords last week. This followed a massive online campaign by disability activists promoting the Spartacus Report. No doubt the government will tonight bus in those Tory peers who only turn up when their party really needs them. Nonetheless, the coalition is on the back foot and the pressure on the issue is rising dramatically. See http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/16088.
At 2.00pm tomorrow, the court will rule on the City of London’s attempt to evict the Occupy the London Stock Exchange Camp near St Paul’s Cathedral. Over sixty people have already signed a pledge to join a circle of prayer at the camp if eviction goes ahead. There’s still plenty of time to sign! The pledge is at http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/ring-of-prayer-at-eviction-of-ocupy-lsx/signatures.html. Please send it to your friends. For more on this issue, please read http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/16075.