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This week’s autumn statement – the last before the general election – demonstrates the government’s “total disregard” for disabled people, say campaigners. George Osborne’s speech to MPs omitted any mention of disabled people, but there was also no mention of disability by any MP in the subsequent cross-party debate. This meant that the government’s
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An agreement between the leading political parties over devolving further powers to Scotland “falls far short” of what was demanded by disabled people, say campaigners. The Smith Commission which reported last week, secured an agreement backed by the five parties represented in the Scottish parliament: the SNP, Labour, the Liberal Democrats, the Green party
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Disabled activists have condemned the government’s latest refusal to order a major reform of its controversial “fitness for work” assessment. Four months ago, the Commons work and pensions select committee called for “fundamental redesign” of the much-criticised process used to determine eligibility for out-of-work disability benefits. Although campaigners were disappointed that the committee did
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