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Politics Separate picture of David Buxton, Simeon Hart and Emily Brothers campaigning
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Three disabled politicians have begun legal action against the government over its failure to reopen a fund that supported Deaf and disabled people with the extra costs of standing for election as MPs. Labour’s Emily Brothers, Liberal Democrat David Buxton and the Green party’s Simeon Hart say the government is breaching the Equality Act
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
Politics George Osborne delivering his budget speech
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This week’s budget – which confirmed cuts of more than £1 billion a year to disabled people’s support, while awarding huge giveaways to high earners – has sparked almost universal anger among disabled people. The chancellor, George Osborne, said in his budget speech that the changes to the eligibility criteria of personal independence payment
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