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Prime minister dismisses UN inquiry into government’s discriminatory treatment of disabled people

October 22, 2015

Politics and Insights


Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has asked David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Questions today to publish the details of the Government’s response to the United Nations inquiry into the allegations that Conservative policies are breaching the rights of  disabled people in the UK. He also asked if the government intended to co-operate with the inquiry.

Such UN investigations are conducted confidentially by the UN and officials will not confirm or deny whether the UK is currently being put under scrutiny.

However, the ongoing inquiry been widely reported by disability rights groups and campaigners. The Department for Work and Pensions has previously declined to comment on the possibility of an investigation.

Mr Corbyn used his final question to ask about the United Nations inquiry into alleged ““grave or systemic violations” of the rights of disabled people in the UK. The PM gave a dismissive response, saying the inquiry may…

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  1. Nick permalink
    October 22, 2015 1:18 am

    Baroness Hollis is right to table this motion as the these tax credit cuts were not in the conservative manifesto

    It is a pity however that she and the other lords did not table any motion to protect the lives of the sick and disabled in going through welfare reform of which the death rate is very high and is to be investigated by the UN at this time

    The lords role is to make sure the government of the day protects the lives of it’s people and that the government has stated before being elected it’s remit for the term ahead and that the political parties don’t get in to power on a lie as you would see in some other countries like Egypt for example back in 2011 when the Muslim Brotherhood got into power on a false set of promises and had to be as we all know overthrown

  2. Nick permalink
    October 22, 2015 1:19 am

    i should add that 12 billion pounds of cuts were noted and on the table which should have sent alarm bells ringing for anyone in receipt of any type of benefit to not vote for the conservatives

    David Camerons intervention that tax credit cuts were not part of the 12 billion pounds of cuts was a lie and should have been seen as such and anyone educated would have understood that

    Anyone on benefits who voted for the conservatives were a fool and now they have to come to terms with the consequences which will severely impact their lives and that of their families over the coming years

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