I got a couple of replies:
@lisybabe Because, I assume, they don't realise how bad it might be.— Robin (@queerpup) January 19, 2012
So then I asked:
And got these replies:
@lisybabe Do they even know it is happening?— Tentacle Sixteen (@latentexistence) January 19, 2012
@lisybabe first step would be getting a breakdown of payments from motability to car companies - find out the biggest likely losers?— dog in a sink (@doginasink) January 19, 2012
@lisybabe Start writing to them. Point out that you are a Motability customer, and under Govt changes you will lose that, as will X000 other— Robin (@queerpup) January 19, 2012
@lisybabe Someone at Motability must have thought about this. Perhaps worth contacting them.— Tentacle Sixteen (@latentexistence) January 19, 2012
The government only care about business and profits, not people. They're not listening to the human case for not taking benefits, so I think we need to try another tack: The business case. As I understand it; Motability was effectively the only thing that stopped the car industry from caving in.
I have no contacts within the car industry, I know nothing about business lobbying. I'm worse than useless at motivating people to do stuff. I have zero ideas about how we get the car business to speak up. All I do know is that while the government won't listen to disabled people, they will listen to the concerns of their big business buddies. So I'm throwing this idea out there as a possible avenue for a plan of attack we haven't exploited yet.