JEREMY CORBYN has urged the prime minister to scrap ‘nasty’ proposals that will deny benefits to thousands of disabled people.
Labour’s leader told Theresa May stopping financial support to an estimated 160,000 adults who receive personal independence payment (PIP) was ‘shameful’.
Speaking at PMQs, he said: ‘This decision will affect people with dementia, those suffering cognitive disorders due to stroke, military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and those with schizophrenia.’
He added comments by Downing Street policy chief George Freeman that the shake-up was designed to help only ‘really disabled people’ showed the Tories were ‘still the nasty party’. It comes after No.10 said it would reject recent tribunal rulings which have extended the eligibility criteria for the benefit, such as those with some mental health conditions.