Staggering arrogance and condescension
Tory candidate for Hastings and Rye Sally Ann Heart has provoked outrage by defending the idea that disabled people should be paid less than able-bodied workers for the same work.
Heart claimed that the article was ‘in support of employing people with learning disabilities’ – to the loud anger of the audience at a constituency hustings:
Sally Ann Heart is hardly a one-off among Tories. Tory MP Philip Davies caused a huge public outcry by saying in 2011 that disabled people should be paid less than the minimum wage.
Twitter user ‘James B’ commented:
Hastings and Rye was until this election the seat of Amber Rudd, who as Home Secretary was complicit in the Windrush racism scandal and as DWP secretary defended the Tories’ despicably cruel Universal Credit system that blights the lives of millions of vulnerable people, including the disabled.
Rudd came within a whisker of losing her seat in 2017. Let’s make sure her replacement gets nowhere near it.
With every second that passes, it seems the Tories reveal more of what and who they really are, in spite of their best efforts.
James B is absolutely right.
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