Activists cornered Tory Sarah Newton after she criticised “scaremongering” and “myths” about disability benefits in a House of Commons debate
Disability campaigners have confronted a Tory benefits minister in Parliament shouting: “We are dying!” The activists from Disabled People Against Cuts cornered Sarah Newton today after she criticised “scaremongering” and “myths” about disability benefits in a House of Commons debate. Keith Walker, 43, and Paula Peters, 46, could be heard clearly on TV in historic Westminster Hall yelling to the minister for almost a full minute as MPs tried to speak.
Ms Peters, a Unite union Community officer from south east London who has rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder, claimed: “The cuts are a human catastrophe. They have had a tragic human cost and disabled people have died.” Ms Newton stopped to speak to the pair and offered to sit down and discuss their concerns.
The conversation spilled out into…
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