Yet again this evil government showing their total disregard to the rights of the disabled.
“The fact is that Ministers are looking for large savings at the expense of the poorest and most vulnerable. That was not made clear in the general election campaign; then, the Prime Minister said that disabled people would be protected.” – [Official Report, Commons, 2/3/16; cols. 1052-58.]
A coalition of 60 national disability charitieshave condemned the government’s cuts to benefits as a “step backwards” for sick and disabled people and their families. The Disability Benefits Consortium say that the cuts, which will see people lose up to £1,500 a year, will leave disabled people feeling betrayed by the government and will have a damaging effect on their health, finances and ability to find work.
Research by the Consortium suggests the low level of benefit is already failing to meet disabled people’s needs.
A survey of 500 people in the affected group found that 28 per cent of people had been…
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