A recent Scope survey suggests that hostility from strangers towards disabled people is on the increase. Although this is primarily directed at those assumed to be so called “benefit scroungers” this is yet another attack on disabled peoples rights. It also adds fuel to the fire that we are an expensive drain on society and that our lives are not that valuable. It adds to the propaganda designed to suggest that perhaps assisted suicide has some value to society as whole! We need to counteract this insidious idea wherever we see it!