Lack of a minister for disabled people means Tories are AGAIN failing those who’ll be harmed by Brexit

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How kind of the usually-right-wing Sky News to let an expert onto a news programme to discuss the devastating effect on people with disabilities of the Tory government’s decision not to appoint a new minister to replace Sarah Newton until after the Brexit crisis is over.

Ms Newton was a catastrophically rubbish representative of people with disabilities – really bad. On a level with all the others since the Conservatives took office in 2010, I would say. But at least she was there; someone at whom we could all aim our complaints. Now we don’t even have that.

The expert – Dr Hannah Barham-Brown – was amazingly diplomatic in what she had to say, and what she said was damning:

Interview done. The makeup from this morning was arguably a touch excessive, and the exhaustion showed when I could not remember the word 'inadequate', but I can at least go to bed now!So far, only one Brexiteer abusing me on Twitter. I clearly wasn't angry enough…

Posted by Pops Barham on Thursday, 28 March 2019

As a colleague on the social media stated: “Thank you to Sky News for allowing this lovely lady to speak on behalf of the disabled community… highlighting some of the policies that are destroying our lives…

“Perhaps you could invite her back again to talk about the ESA/WCA deaths? Hundreds of thousands are DEAD after corrupt assessments and subsequent removal of their survival income. #RIPtheAtosDead Never forgotten by the bereaved families and those still suffering the oppressive, corrupt assessment regime.”

If Dr Barham-Brown couldn’t make it, I can think of several candidates who would also make highly illuminating viewing.


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1 thought on “Lack of a minister for disabled people means Tories are AGAIN failing those who’ll be harmed by Brexit

  1. Meryl Davids

    Hard to see how leaving could be any worse for me than the current position allowed under Eu legislation

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