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Politics George Osborne delivering his budget speech

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
Politics Andy Burnham head and shoulders

The four candidates to be the next leader of the Labour party have revealed their thoughts about disability issues such as benefit sanctions, the “fit for work” test, and Labour’s record in government. Concerns among many disabled activists were raised when leadership contender Andy Burnham said in May that Labour had “become associated with giving people who don’t want to help