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

[Image: Black Triangle Campaign].

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:

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.

Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:

Donate Button with Credit Cards

Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the first to know what’s going on.

1) Register with us by clicking on ‘Subscribe’ (in the left margin). You can then receive notifications of every new article that is posted here.

2) Follow VP on Twitter @VoxPolitical

3) Like the Facebook page at

Join the Vox Political Facebook page.

4) You could even make Vox Political your homepage at

And do share with your family and friends – so they don’t miss out!

If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!

Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.

The Livingstone Presumption is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:

HWG PrintHWG eBook

The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here:


One Comment

  1. Meryl Davids March 30, 2019 at 6:54 pm - Reply

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

Leave A Comment