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Politics Penny Mordaunt sitting on the edge of a stage, with Labour's Kate Green sitting nearby

The Conservatives are entering tomorrow’s general election without answering four key questions about their disability policies on social care, forced institutionalisation and welfare reform. Last week, the minister for disabled people, Penny Mordaunt (pictured), refused an interview with Disability News Service (DNS) and then failed to respond to questions submitted by email. The party’s
Human Rights Poster with Iain Duncan Smith' in a prison outfit and the word 'guilty'

Disabled activists fear that the UN committee examining the UK’s progress on implementing the disability rights convention may be ignoring links between the government’s welfare reforms and the deaths of benefit claimants. This week, the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) published its “list of issues”, the areas where it
Benefits and Poverty John McArdle speaking into a microphone

The prime minister has been accused of hypocrisy, after making a high-profile series of announcements on the “burning injustices” facing people in mental distress, despite research that has linked her own government’s welfare reforms with hundreds of suicides. Theresa May used the package of measures that she claimed would “transform” mental health support in