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As one of DAO's Diverse Perspectives commissions, we've asked John O'Donoghue and Crippen to produce The O’Crypes - a cartoon blog about a family based in Westsea, a seaside town in the south of England.

Episode 5 - This week Brad and Nan discuss equality in the Olympics

6 August 2012

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Frame 5 of Crippen's O'Crypes cartoon strip - Blog 5

One of Mum's old Premium Bonds came up! Most people do the Lottery these days but Mum won't have it. She says it's a voluntary tax for the poor. Gramps thinks she's beginning to get some sense ... Gramps got the Premium Bonds for her ages ago, before I was born, back when he got his redundancy. Not that we're rolling in it - Mum says if she has to rob Peter to pay Paul any more she might have to ask Mary for a loan. I haven't got a clue what she's on about - I think...

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Episode 3 - This week we hear from Nan who takes them all to the pictures

22 July 2012

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A frame taken from Episode 3 - O'Crypes cartoon strip

We’ve all been a bit down since Jood’s had her benefits stopped. Brad’s been telling me about all of these cases he’s found where ATOS have stopped other disabled people’s benefits. So they’ve stopped taking their medication  in protest, had heart attacks, committed suicide. I don’t think it’s going to come to that in Jood’s case, but you never know with young people. She’s definitely got a lot quieter lately. And she was so...

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Episode 2 - This week we hear from Brad who decides to become an activist

16 July 2012

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Crippen's strip cartoon of the O'Crype family - frame 3 of episode 2

Jood’s had her benefits cut! Unbelievable! Mum is so thick sometimes – you’d think she had learning difficulties, not Jood. I told her ATOS were dodgy. She thinks just because they’re sponsoring the Paralympics they must be OK. But every day I read on the internet about some other poor crip being told they’re fit for work and getting their benefits cut. And then they top themselves, or die of a heart attack, or the stress of it all kills them. Because their...

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