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Benefits and Poverty Debbie Abrahams speaking at a podium watched by panel members
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Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary has pledged to transform the social security system from one that “demonises” benefit claimants to one that is “supportive and enabling”. Debbie Abrahams told Labour’s annual conference in Brighton that the social security system was failing sick and disabled people, and she reminded her party that the UN’s
Politics Theresa May at prime minister's questions
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The prime minister has been accused of misleading parliament about spending on disability benefits, after trying to defend herself from accusations by a UN committee that her government had caused a “human catastrophe” by cutting disabled people’s support. Theresa May had been asked about the accusations in yesterday’s prime minister’s questions by Labour leader
Benefits and Poverty John McArdle speaking into a microphone
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Appalled disabled activists have warned the British Medical Association (BMA) that it will be “complicit” in the future deaths of patients, after the doctors’ union refused to speak out about “very dangerous” new benefit rules affecting severely-ill claimants. Disability News Service (DNS) reported last week how the rules can force people applying for the
Benefits and Poverty John McArdle speaking into a microphone
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The prime minister has been accused of hypocrisy, after making a high-profile series of announcements on the “burning injustices” facing people in mental distress, despite research that has linked her own government’s welfare reforms with hundreds of suicides. Theresa May used the package of measures that she claimed would “transform” mental health support in
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