Commission’s refusal to probe disability deaths proves that some are more equal than others

Read this and draw your own conclusions about the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, and the views of its members on whether people with disabilities are either human, or have rights:

The equality watchdog has rejected calls for it to investigate deaths linked to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), more than a year after an MP asked it to launch an inquiry.

Labour’s Debbie Abrahams, a former shadow work and pensions secretary, first approached the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in April last year with her concerns about links between DWP and the deaths of benefit claimants, and the wider impact of DWP policies on disabled people.

Eight months ago, the commission said it was reviewing what “potential” work it could undertake to tackle “discriminatory decision-making in the social security system” and would respond to Abrahams “in due course”.

Now, 14 months after she first raised concerns with the commission, and following another “holding reply” in February, EHRC has finally decided that, “due to the pandemic”, it will not be able to carry out an inquiry into DWP this year.

It only produced this response after being approached again by Abrahams and Disability News Service (DNS).

Source: Watchdog snubs call for probe into DWP deaths, after delay of more than a year – Disability News Service

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3 thoughts on “Commission’s refusal to probe disability deaths proves that some are more equal than others

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    It’s all the same people’s who run these programs
    Just look at ice you win all the way through to parliament only to find ah the top dogs are all related to the dwp bloody annoying

  2. Hecuba

    Question who pays the salaries for those women and men working at the Equalities and Human Rights Commission? Also who is responsible for hiring and firing the boys in charge of EHRC? Answer it is fascist tory dictator boris because as prime minister he is the one who ‘hires and fires’ and he is the one who can withhold EHRC salaries!

    So say no more EHRC is just another puppet owned and controlled by the fascist tories!

    Welcome to little england fascist dicator state!

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