Disabled comedian Rosie Jones shames Tories with damning verdict on disability law and benefits

I didn’t see this when it was aired on the BBC’sΒ Question Time last Thursday – and I’m sorry because it was one of the few times that sad rag of a show would have been worth watching.

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, comedian Rosie Jones, who happens to have cerebral palsy, was asked to comment on what it has meant for herself and other people who have disabilities.

She didn’t hold back. Her comments about the benefits Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and its successor Personal Independence Payment (PIP) were scathing.

And all through, Health Secretary Matt Hancock sat like a nodding dog. At the end, he was even smiling at the torment his government forces people to suffer:

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1 thought on “Disabled comedian Rosie Jones shames Tories with damning verdict on disability law and benefits

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Shot makes me sad is that people’s do not believe that a government can and does cull the stock through benefits denial they can’t or won’t believe until that fateful day they have to claim and then realise how true it is.

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