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This looks like I'd be eligible but if it didn't help me obtain a car I don't have the mental energy to do anything about it. I'm stuck in my house, alone, whatever.
Cafe / Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on Today at 04:55:31 PM »
This sailing simulator sounds highly realistic!
Cafe / Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Last post by Prabhakari on Today at 04:46:30 PM »
The wind is doing more than 22 knots, so it has a bite. It howls through the rigging. One thing about sailing is the noise in a strong wind. Also, the seas are high. It can feel scary at  first, until one sees how the boat sails through it. A bit of spray, so it is wet in the cockpit. Wind is variable. At times it blows even stronger.
The boat is doing more than 10 knots with reefed sails.

The depth of water is more than 11000 feet here.
Tory M.P.'s are getting nervous.
Cafe / Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Last post by Prabhakari on Today at 06:08:56 AM »
The Yacht is heeling at 34 degrees in the strong winds. This wind is caused by a storm-system south of Cape Town. The area is also known as the Cape of Storms for a good reason. I sailed south in order to benefit from this. Now we are sailing N.E. again. My course will be decided by the weather. Calms are possible. The Volvo race ran into a large area of calm off Africa as they sailed to Cape Town before Christmas. People got frustrated. Now most of them are in Melbourne, Australia. They all sailed S.E. from Cape Town to get the constant winds in the Southern Ocean. So it was a fast passage for them.
I am just sailing round the world, so there is no rush. If we sail further north, there will be many places to visit on the way. I use Google Earth for this. It is a good way to learn about the world. I am gaining much knowledge about the waters I sail through.

The Catty Snork is on her way to Hawaii. More storm systems there, which means course adjustments to make the most of the winds generated. We still have around 2000 Nautical miles to sail, to reach Pearl Harbour.   >wheelchair<
Cafe / Re: Sailing yachts around the world.
« Last post by Prabhakari on Today at 05:53:36 AM »
Wanderer IV is sailing through high seas as we enter the Indian Ocean. Wind speed at 25 knots. The yacht is doing more than 10 knots just now. Sky is overcast but no rain. Spray flying off the water. At least it is daylight.
There are new sailors on the sim. We are a world-wide sailing community.
It is nice to get the sails trimmed well. To know that one has done one's best.

Being Peace, Prabhakari.
Here's the simple version.

A court has said the government was wrong to stop some people getting the mobility component of PIP on mental grounds and the government has said it isn't going to go to a higher court and that instead it will re-write the rules so that more people with mental problems can get money for mobility.

A slightly longer explanation of what happened.

When Theresa May and her ministers realised from a court decision about PIP that people with mental problems could get help with mobility, they changed the criteria for it so only very few people with mental problems could get it, so lots of people lost money.  But someone went to court to challenge them and a judge has said they didn't have the power to make that change because it was discriminatory.

Esther McVey has now said that the government won't appeal the court's decision to a higher court, but instead will make new rules similar to the old ones.  They are consulting with various organisations about it.

So we will have to see what comes of it, but it looks likely that more people with mental problems will get some money for mobility as well as care.

What does this mean for some of us on here?

Ms McVey's written statement is available from

Have you a link please,  because I can't find it.
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