For a couple of years disabled people have been reporting increased levels of both verbal and physical abuse from members of the public. This has been confirmed this week in the results published by the charity Scope from a survey of 500 disabled people and their carers across the country.
“Do you have the potential to return to work?” states Chris Grayling, Minister for Employment. It seems a very reasonable question, and when the idea of Employment Support Allowance was initially mooted during the mid noughties at a time of high employment and economic boom it was an admirable aim.
Timing is everything in politics and so we can hardly blame David Cameron for scheduling his monthly press conference today, a good time to rub salt in Labour's wounds over the cash-for-lobbying allegations engulfing the former Cabinet ministers Stephen Byers, Patricia Hewitt and Geoff Hoon. The Tory leader faced only one question over his party's [...]
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