Will Labour take Hastings & Rye after Conservative candidate’s disablist remark?

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Hastings & Rye? That’s Amber Rudd’s old constituency, isn’t it? The one she held with an advantage of just 346 votes over Labour’s Peter Chowney in 2017? Well, it looks like he’ll take the seat this year!

Why’s that, you ask?

Well, it’s probably got something to do with the current Tory candidate being hugely prejudiced against disabled people.

Sally-Ann Hart was met with cries of “shameful!” after she told people at a local hustings that people with learning disabilities should be paid less than fully-able people because they “don’t understand money”.

What should we understand this to mean?

I think it means it is Conservative policy to rip off and shortchange people whenever and wherever they think it is possible.

Never mind whether they do a good job or not, if someone has a learning disability, the Tories are saying not only that you can – but that you should – pay them less money.

That’s exploitative – and probably against equalities law.

In response, one person shouted, “I’m autistic, and I want to get paid for the work I do!”

Quite right, too.

But we can see what kind of nation the Tories would create if they are elected into government again on December 12: one in which the hostile environment they have already built for disabled people would spill over into open contempt, with more pushed into poverty, and possibly even more deaths than we’ve seen in the last nine years of Tory misrule.

The one good aspect of this is that, with such openly prejudiced remarks, Sally-Ann Hart won’t be a part of it. Right?

Source: Man born without arms or legs told to prove he is disabled enough for benefits

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6 thoughts on “Will Labour take Hastings & Rye after Conservative candidate’s disablist remark?

  1. trev

    Echoes of multi-millionaire Lord Freud who said that disabled people should be made to work for £2 per hour. Seems to be a running theme with the Tories.


    should be sacked got bias towards the disabled but praised for pointing out the elephant in the room re the other comments
    you will not allow this comment but you know its true

  3. kateuk

    Sally-Ann Hart is now being investigated for anti sematism as well. I guess she doesn’t like anyone who is a bit different to her. It seems many of the Tory candidates have awful attitudes.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Sorry but I find it absolutely appalling that anybody would try to depict a plan to underpay people with learning disabilities as “therapeutic”.

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