The EDP asked me for my views on the linked story about Personal Independence Payments (PIP) for people with disabilities. Here's what I said:
Like so many other systems that exist to support all of us when we are in need, the Tories' PIP scheme blatantly works to deny access to the support we're all entitled to.
With PIP it's pretty clear they just want us to go away in the hope that people will be so disheartened they won't come back. It is disgraceful.
Labour will make it a priority to repeal the numerous Tory cuts in social security support for people with disabilities. We'll scrap the discriminatory and degrading Work Capacity Assessment (WCA) regime that costs more to administer than it actually saves.
And we'll end the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment regime too. Instead of WCA and PIP, we'll bring in a system where personal advisers help to provide every disabled person who feels capable of work to develop a tailored personal plan.