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Benefits and Poverty Claire Glasman at a protest, holding a WinVisible sign calling for independent living not Trident
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A grassroots group has warned MPs that the “terrifying insecurity” caused by the government’s regime of disability benefit assessments is driving disabled women to destitution, and even “hastening their deaths”. WinVisible has submitted evidence to the Commons work and pensions select committee about the impact of the assessments on some of the many disabled
Politics Penny Mordaunt speaking in the House of Commons
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The minister for disabled people has again misled MPs, after she claimed that the UK had “volunteered” to take part in a public UN examination which concluded that her government’s disability policies had caused a “human catastrophe”. Penny Mordaunt was responding to Labour’s new shadow minister for disabled people, Marsha de Cordova, who told
Activism and Campaigning Police officers talking to activists in the House of Commons
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Labour’s shadow chancellor has called for disabled people themselves to be given the job of designing the solution to the social care funding crisis. John McDonnell was speaking to Disability News Service (DNS) as activists from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) were protesting about cuts to social care, in parliament’s central lobby yesterday (Wednesday).
Politics Baroness Brinton head and shoulders
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The speaker of the House of Commons must “take a stance” on calls for new laws that would allow candidates to stand jointly for election as job-share MPs, according to the disabled president of the Liberal Democrats. Baroness [Sal] Brinton spoke out in frustration at the lack of progress in pushing for a measure