Author John Pring

Human Rights Pat Onions head and shoulders
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Hundreds or even thousands of disabled people are so alarmed by the idea of Britain leaving the European Union (EU) that they are considering moving to Scotland, information from disabled activists suggests. One disabled campaigner has told Disability News Service (DNS) that she has been contacted personally by 70 disabled people who want to
Politics Justin Tomlinson in Downing Street
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UN experts have expressed serious concerns about the impact of government austerity on the rights of disabled people and other disadvantaged groups. In a scathing report, the UN committee on economic, social and cultural rights said it was “seriously concerned” about the “disproportionate adverse impact” of the austerity measures introduced by successive Tory-led governments.
Human Rights Head and shoulders of Anna Lawson
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Campaigners and experts say they fear that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) could have serious consequences for disabled people, although it is too early for an accurate assessment of the likely impact. Among the concerns raised are that the referendum result could trigger another recession, an increase in unemployment and a
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