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Now UN sparks fury after launching human rights investigation into Britain’s disability benefit reforms
UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has opened probe
- Will check if there has been ‘grave violations’ of rights of disabled people
- MPs tonight branded the investigation ‘politically motivated’
- Earlier this year a group of UN ‘ambassadors’ attacked UK welfare reforms
The United Nations sparked fury today after launching an unprecedented inquiry into Britain’s treatment of the disabled.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities launched a formal probe into whether this country has committed ‘grave or systemic violations’ of the rights of disabled people.
The hardships being suffered by Blackpool residents were laid bare to Prime Minister David Cameron during a heated exchange in Parliament.
Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden used yesterday’s Prime Minister’s Question Time to put pressure on Mr Cameron about the impact welfare reforms are having on ordinary people.
He said: “As the Prime Minister sits down for Christmas dinner to’ chillax’ with his family and friends, will he spare a thought for my Blackpool constituents, and half a million others, whose Christmas is mired in the incompetence and random cruelty of DWP’s benefits sanctions.