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Labour don't treat disabled people as vulnerable

I think I need to flag this short vlog by Ted Shires up because it is, more or less, spot on. In it, Shires starts to unpack the way the Tories accuse Labour of treating disabled people as vulnerable. As he points out, the tories are playing semantics: they are firstly trying to present themselves as on 'our' side, standing up for us etc; and secondly they are trying to turn us against labour by accusing them of patronising us. Given this is coming from a party which is slowly stripping us of our means to live, it is sickening. The tories are feigning a support for disability rights, trying to look like they want to stand up for us against Labour, who would have us dependant on benefits. But that's bull: the tories don't care about us - they just want to cut benefits so they can reduce taxes for their rich friends. They seek to portray living with the help of state benefits as somehow patronising and regressive, the better to convert people to their individualist, everyone-for-himself worldview. It's a cynical, deplorable manoeuvre, and tells you all you need to know about the people currently in government.

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