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Benefits and Poverty Stephen Lloyd in front of a sign for the Liberal Democrat conference
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A senior opposition MP is to write to the minister for disabled people to ask how she plans to penalise government contractors Atos and Capita, following last week’s “devastating” revelations about their “shocking” failings in delivering disability benefit assessments. Stephen Lloyd, the work and pensions spokesman for the Liberal Democrats, said last week’s revelations
Activism and Campaigning John McDonnell speaking in the Commons chamber
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Disabled people and their organisations will “determine” and “implement” the disability policies of the next Labour government, the shadow chancellor has promised a national conference. John McDonnell told the National Disabled People’s Summit that disabled people would “go into government just as much as we do when that election comes”. He said: “You can
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 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
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