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Chancellor makes derogatory comments about disabled people

Scope response to the Chancellor's comments about disabled people to the Commons Treasury select committee on the 2017 Budget

Anna Bird, Director of Policy and Research at disability charity Scope, said:

“These comments are totally unacceptable and derogatory. They fundamentally undermine the Government’s policy to get more disabled people into work, and the ambition set out by the Prime Minister just a week ago.

“The Chancellor must urgently withdraw them and offer a full apology.”

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