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Activism and Campaigning Sir Bert talking at a conference
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Tributes have been paid to Sir Bert Massie, the chair of the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) throughout its seven years, who made a “fundamental” contribution to disabled people’s liberation, and who died this week. His other appointments included time as a founding commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), as chief executive
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
Politics Jared O'Mara, flanked by a woman and a man, in front of a row of houses
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A newly-elected disabled MP has accused the Conservative government of introducing policies inspired by “eugenics” in the hope that disabled people will “suffer and die”. Labour’s Jared O’Mara spoke out just weeks after beating former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to win the Sheffield Hallam seat and become one of just a handful of
Politics Jared O'Mara, flanked by a woman and a man, in front of a row of houses
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One of the two disabled Labour MPs elected to parliament for the first time earlier this month is a former campaigns officer for the British Council of Disabled People (BCODP), it has emerged. Jared O’Mara (pictured, centre) caused one of the shocks of the general election when he ousted the Liberal Democrat former deputy
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