This is 2016. It could have been 1916. Disabled people are becoming prisoners in their own homes, because of an entirely unnecessary and pernicious ideological assault on our welfare state. People are suffering and, in the most horrifying of cases, dying after the support that they once relied upon is being removed through sanctions and draconian cuts at both the national and local level. They are being certified as ‘fit for work’ when they clearly aren’t. This government is weaponising welfare against those least able to defend themselves.
Welfare is being weaponised against the disabled, says Green Party co-leader