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The UK is in breach of the Convention on the Rights of Disabled People [Image: PA].

We’ve been here for a long time. In fact, This Writer contributed a huge amount of evidence to the UN investigation into abuses of the rights of people with disabilities.

The result: No change.

Even though the UN found against the Conservative government of the day, the Tories simply said they couldn’t care less and carried on with the homicidal policies that have been highlighted on This Site, almost since I started publishing it.

I cannot find it in myself to believe they will have a change of heart now.

The only way forward for people with disabilities, it seems to me, is to vote in a Labour government that will restore sanity to the statute books and turn the UK away from its current path which, in terms of benefit policy, bears a terrifying resemblance to the Aktion T4 and “chequebook euthanasia” policies of Nazi Germany.

We all had a chance to make that happen in June, and anyone with a disability who did not support Labour must be regretting their inaction today.

Some of them may be dead by now – due to Tory policies, of course.

But there is always hope that something better can be achieved. The longer the persecution continues, the more people become aware of it – and the more likely it becomes that we can end it by democratic means.

Because attempts to resort to the UN have been a dead loss.

The Government has been accused of “evading” disability rights by ignoring the recommendations of a major UN committee, in what has been described as a “continuing retrogression” of disabled people’s rights in the UK.

Disability organisations from across the country have accused ministers of ignoring questions put to it earlier this year by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, leaving disabled people to face “serious discrimination” in educational, employment and social opportunities.

The poor supply of accessible housing, the rise in the number of children educated in special schools and cuts to health and social care services, among other issues, place the UK in breach of the Convention on the Rights of Disabled People, according to evidence submitted to the committee.

Read more: Government accused of breaching UN convention in its treatment of disabled people

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