Labour Party Poverty and Disability Taskforce report published

Making rights make sense

Today the Labour Party published the report of the taskforce it established in 2013 to look at ways to break the link between disability and poverty.  The press release announcing the setting up of the taskforce by Anne McGuire MP and Liam Byrne MP is below and the report can be downloaded here.

We are advised that there will not be a press release to accompany the launch of the report as it is not the policy of the Labour Party to do so in relation to ‘policy submissions’ (a somewhat interesting and loaded description, given the report was commissioned by Labour shadow Ministers to advise them) hence we are left to promote the report ourselves.   This is deeply disappointing and the obvious inference is that Labour does not wish to promote discussion or to engage with its proposals.  As the taskforce had no resources it was unable…

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