Tory Silence After Four Peers Aim Disablist ‘Barrage Of Attack’ On Disabled Colleagues

By John Pring in Disability News Service.

The Conservative party has refused to act after four of its peers delivered an “extremely alarming” and disablist “barrage of attack” on disabled members of the House of Lords.

The four Tory peers were all arguing that the Lords should quickly return to “normal” and end the adjustments that have allowed disabled members and those shielding from coronavirus to vote and take part in debates from their homes during the pandemic.

One of the Conservative peers argued that “personal infirmity should not provide grounds for exemption from normality” and that continuing the adjustments post-pandemic would be “extending the logic of equality beyond reason”.

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