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BBC Newsnight - George discusses new ULEZ plans

By BBC 03/07/2023

George Baker was invited by BBC to discuss his opinions of the new Ultra Low Emission Zone plans and how these will effect Disabled People. (Skip to 36:45 for George’s interview)

ITV News - The Disability Union team on accessible infrastructure

by ITV News Meridian 13/04/2023

George Baker, Lauren Toovey, and Emily Haywood-Smith were filmed and interviewed about the lack of accessible infrastructure and how this effects Disabled People.

Ouch - Living with Muscular Dystrophy during a Worldwide Pandemic

Produced by Keiligh Baker and Emma Tracey 25/02/2022

George Baker joins Keiligh and Emma to talk about living with COVID-19 and how the government’s lifting of restrictions will affect those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.

ITV News - George Baker discusses disability attitudes

by ITV News Meridian 19/11/2021

Interviewed by ITV Meridian, George Baker discusses the stigma attached to disabled people

ITV News - George Baker discusses Blue Badge fraudulence

Report by ITV News Meridian’s Mary Stanley 09/08/2021

George Baker talks of raising awareness of what is a legitimate use of a blue badge, and what a blue badge means to those who are eligible.

First union for disabled people launches, renewing fight for equality

by Sally Churchward for In-Common 02/12/2020

The Disability Union has launched, in order to build power and a national voice for disabled people powerful enough to influence policy; whilst also helping people with their day-to-day disability struggles.

Image of a Twitter thread: @HelenAngel tweeted Sia "Several autistic actors, myself included, responded to these tweets. We all said we could have acted in it on short notice. These excuses are just that- excuses. The fact of the matter is zero effort was made to include anyone who is actually autistic. #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs" Sia replies: Maybe you’re just a bad actor.


by Joel Jordan for The Disability Union 20/11/2020

DISABLED ACTIVISTS ARE OUTRAGED: Sia’s new film is another backwards step for the entertainment industry – sidelining disabled people, telling our stories without us and dismissing disabled actors.

Ouch - the cabin fever podcast

George Baker with Emma Tracey for BBC Ouch 19/11/2020

BBC Ouch’s Emma Tracey spoke to award-winning bloggers, Elin Williams and Chloe Tear, and disability rights campaigner George Baker to find out their top-tips.

The Disability Union: how it can help you to fight for your rights

by George Baker for Disability Horizons 13/11/2020

This week, disability rights campaigner and former MP candidate George Baker, who has muscular dystrophy, launched The Disability Union. It aims to bring disabled people together to create a collective voice to help fight for your rights.


Interview with Fred Dinenage for ITV Meridian 12/11/2020

DDA 25 years on: ‘Phenomenal activism… but deeply flawed legislation’

by John Pring for Disability News Service 12/11/2020

Disabled campaigners this week celebrated the activists whose efforts helped lead to the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), while highlighting the continuing flaws in equality legislation and the need to continue the fight for comprehensive civil rights.

Union for disabled people set up in Chandler's Ford

by Timothy Edgley for Daily Echo 12/11/2020

A UNION for disabled people has now launched, which is the first of its kind.

‘The Disability Union’, based in Chandler’s Ford is aiming to give a national voice to people with disabilities as well as supporting them with day to day struggles.

Disability Union ‘will build power and a national voice for disabled people’

by John Pring for Disability News Service 06/11/2020

 A new independent user-led organisation – modelled on a trade union – is hoping to provide disabled people with a collective voice powerful enough to influence policy at a national level, while also offering them solutions to their disability-related problems.

Press release: The first union by and for disabled people launches this week!

by Joel Jordan for Pressat 09/11/2020

“25 years on from the Disability Discrimination Act, we vow to renew the fight for equality.”

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