Jeremy Corbyn at the Disability Equality roadshow [Image: Andy Lambert].

Jeremy Corbyn at the Disability Equality roadshow [Image: Andy Lambert].


Hear, hear.

So the choice for the sick and disabled is clear: If you vote Conservative, you’ll have a government that vilifies you, demonises you and drives you to suicide.

Vote Labour for respect, care, and equal opportunities.

It’s that simple.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said disabled people and those on social security had been ‘demonised’ by some politicians as he slammed the government’s record of helping society’s least fortunate on a visit to Manchester.

Mr Corbyn, speaking as his party launched a campaign for disability equality, said some of the country’s most vulnerable people had born the brunt of swingeing Tory cuts.

Joined by Oldham East and Saddleworth MP and Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Debbie Abrahams at Manchester’s UNISON trade union building, he said some disabled people had faced ‘horrifying’ hate crimes since Brexit.

Mr Corbyn added: “Some politicians have sought to legitimise cuts, demonising people with disabilities as scroungers and shirkers – remember that language that was used in the past?

“We will never use that language. It is out of court, unacceptable, and should be unacceptable in any kind of decent civilised society.

“And they have whipped up hatred towards disabled people.

“The hate crime that has grown particularly since the Brexit referendum has been horrifying.

“Horrifying in its racism, horrifying in its misogyny, horrifying in its homophobia, horrifying in its attacks on people with disabilities across the country.”

Source: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attacks politicians who ‘demonise’ the disabled and those on benefits – Manchester Evening News

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