Disability And Your Vote

Disability Dice


By John Pring in Disability News Service.


 Penny Mordaunt, the minister for disabled people, told last week’s disability hustings event in London that no group experienced as much discrimination – including at the hands of the state – as disabled people.

So what has her government done to address that discrimination since the 2015 election?

The stories covered by Disability News Service over those two years would, I hope, make grim reading for Mordaunt (pictured, right).

From an ideological attack on inclusive education, growing evidence of government cover-ups over the flawed and dangerous work capability assessment (WCA), and the appalling dishonesty at the heart of the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment system, the evidence shows that – rather than any attempt to address that discrimination – there has instead been a concerted attack on disabled people’s rights.

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