It is probably just as well that the minister for the disabled, Justin Tomlinson, has not responded to this.
As this blog article from 2013 shows, he is a dissembler who would rather go off on tangents than answer criticisms directly.
With regard to the allegations themselves: As the Conservative Government sows, so shall it reap. Iain Duncan Smith, and all the ministers under him since 2010, have happily spread anti-disabled propaganda – in fact, This Writer is currently working on a book that partly explores this.
It should be no surprise that some of their employees have taken them at their word and started victimising disabled colleagues.
In addition, of course, Conservative Government policy is to attack the disabled more than any other part of society:
It is a persecution of which the Nazis would be proud.
The Department for Work and Pensions has been criticised for an increase in the number of its own staff reporting discrimination on the grounds of disability.
More than 1,400 civil servants working for the DWP said they had experienced discrimination, harassment or bullying on the grounds of a disability, according to the department’s latest staff survey – up from just over 1,000 reported in the same survey in 2014.
The survey shows a 23 per cent increase in one year in the proportion of staff reporting such discrimination and have led to calls for the department, which leads government efforts to tackle discrimination at work, to “sort out its own housekeeping”.
The minister for disabled people, Justin Tomlinson, has not responded to the findings, and DWP officials have played them down, pointing out that the percentage of all respondents to the DWP staff survey who reported discrimination on grounds of disability has risen from 1.91 per cent in 2014 and 2.36 per cent in 2015.
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