#Disabled people should only be paid £2 per hour – they are not worth minimum wage says Freud (#ids #bedroomtax #disability #welfare)

fdisA clear indication of the Conservative Party’s wider agenda if they are elected next year emerged when a transcript of a speech given by Welfare Minister, Lord Freud, was read by Ed Miliband during prime minister’s questions.

In another disgraceful social engineering policy, Lord Freud said that disabled people are not worth paying the minimum wage and should be paid £2 an hour.

Lord Freud said “There is a small… there is a group, and I know exactly who you mean, where actually as you say they’re not worth the full wage, and actually I’m going to go and think about that particular issue, whether there is something we can do nationally, and without distorting the whole thing, which actually if someone wants to work for £2 an hour, and it’s working can we actually…”

Ed Miliband accused Lord Freud, the Welfare Reform minister, of making the comments during a fringe meeting at the Conservative conference two weeks ago.

From The Independent:

Mr Miliband read out the comments and challenged the Prime Minister: “Is that your view?”

Mr Cameron replied: “No, absolutely not. Of course disabled people should be paid the minimum wage and the minimum wage under this Government is going up and going up in real terms.

“It’s now at £6.50. We will be presenting our evidence to the Low Pay Commission, calling for another real-terms increase in the minimum wage.”

Mr Miliband replied: “To be clear about what the Welfare Reform Minister said, it’s very serious. He didn’t just say disabled people weren’t worth the minimum wage, he went further and he said he was looking at whether there is something we can do, if someone wants to work for £2 an hour.

“Surely someone holding those views can’t possibly stay in your Government?”

Mr Cameron responded: “Those are not the views of the Government. They are not the views of anyone in the Government.”

The rebuke leaves the Conservative peer, a close ally of the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, struggling to survive in his Government post.

Clare Pelham, chief executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability said: “Suggesting that some people should be paid at below the minimum wage – the level that society has decided is the very minimum that anyone should expect – is deeply saddening and ill-informed.

“Disabled people make an immense contribution to society and to the workplace. The role of the Government should be to champion all people seeking work and their right to a fair salary.”

Even though Cameron denied that this was the view of his government, the Conservatives have demonstrated a clear policy of supporting the rich and penalising the poor and vulnerable in our society since they have been in power.

From the bedroom tax, welfare reforms, and introducing policies restricting activities of law abiding citizens, the Conservatives have demonstrated they are power hungry fascists intent on ruining everything constituting the foundation of a modern UK.

 

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