Frances Ryan, The Guardian

Frances Ryan

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  • New Statesman
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Past articles by Frances:

Rosie Jones on death threats, anxiety and anger: ‘I’m not this happy person all the time’

Since breaking through in 2017, the comedian has become a panel-show regular, sold out theatres and won a Bafta. She explains how she hopes her new Channel 4 documentary will change attitudes towards disability → Read More

Lewis Capaldi’s Glastonbury set displayed the best of the human spirit – and put disability centre-stage

In his moment of triumph, his disabilities visible, the crowd loved him. If only society was always so accepting of difference, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

In the video they are laughing – now Johnson has danced into a new job, and the joke’s still on us

How can we forget Partygate when those responsible face no sanction, and some are even honoured, asks the Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

‘I live in fear of debt collectors’: disabled people in England tell of toll of soaring care costs

Readers explain how they are being forced to give up essential social care or forgo meals and sanitary products → Read More

A decade after the Tories demonised disabled people on benefits, it’s happening again

Never mind that the DWP itself found that some disabled people can’t afford food or heating, politicians and the media need scapegoats, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

‘It’s a tax on disability’: rising UK social care costs force many into debt

As outgoings exceed income, people can’t afford to pay for the support they need along with normal expenses → Read More

Spare a thought for Britain’s new persecuted minority: the privately educated

They’re losing their grip on Oxbridge, and Labour threatens to strip elite schools of their charitable status. It just won’t do, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

Eurovision represents everything that is nonsensically termed ‘woke’ – that’s what makes it so special

The high-camp contest, hosted this year by the UK on Ukraine’s behalf, is diverse, unifying, tolerant – all things we need more of, says the Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

As a billionaire king is crowned, he urges us to do some charity work. Welcome to Britain

Charles’ coronation initiative is no surprise – the royals seem to prefer ad hoc philanthropy to actually funding public services, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

Labour is on the warpath at last. But why is it targeting benefit claimants and disabled people?

By reviving scrounger myths and rubbishing free social care, Starmer’s begun a race to the bottom – one the Tories will win, says Guardian columnist France Ryan → Read More

Jeremy Hunt will boast about benefit hikes, but his party knows it’s still not enough to live on

Despite the headline figure of 10.1%, the Conservative approach to welfare is such that they’re still keeping people in poverty, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

Broke and disabled in Tory Britain: the reality of life on one meal a day

Welfare reforms have left many disabled people effectively destitute. For them, this isn’t a cost-of-living crisis – it’s a cost-of-staying-alive crisis → Read More

Good riddance to the work capability assessment, the cruellest social policy of modern times

Thousands of people have died after wrongly being found ‘fit for work’, but benefits campaigners aren’t celebrating yet, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

Jeremy Hunt says focus on the ‘economically inactive’. I say he is scapegoating the sick

The chancellor’s rhetoric, echoed by the rightwing press, makes his view clear: that being too ill to work is a lifestyle choice, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

Well done, Keir Starmer, for taking on private schools’ tax breaks – but you can go further

Though ending charitable status is safe ground for Labour, only structural change will bridge education inequality, says the Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

Disabled children can’t afford to use their ventilators this winter. Politicians need to face reality

It’s not fearmongering to suggest that in the absence of proper state support this winter, people are going to die, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

At this rate, the next PM will be the chasm where Suella Braverman’s soul should be

The Tory party is already lining up its next leader, running through all its MPs in ever-decreasing quality, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

A Tory U-turn on benefit cuts can’t reverse the colossal damage already done

A rise in line with inflation would be the bare minimum – Tory policies have been targeting Britain’s poorest people since 2010, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

Liz Truss spoke as a PM in denial, watched by a party that knows she’s a failure

The PM is plugging on while the Tory party implodes around her. Unfortunately, we’re about to feel the aftershocks, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More

The class war is upon us – and Holly and Phil were the final straw

I’m not saying This Morning has started a revolution, but maybe we’ve had our fill of a few getting ahead while the many line up for scraps, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan → Read More