Supermarkets accused of causing pain and distress through disability discrimination

Please note: The current Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic is fast moving, and reactions to it seem to update not just day-by-day but minute-by-minute. Obviously, this site was not designed to bring you the very latest developments in a ‘breaking news’ story such as this. Instead, this site will continue to include news and opinions relating to … Continue reading Supermarkets accused of causing pain and distress through disability discrimination

Future bleak for children, families, and disabled – new report

My word, the Equality and Human Rights Commission must be working overtime. It has published a dramatic report titled ‘The cumulative impact of tax and welfare reforms', just days after it submitted a report to the UN’s Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). (See also my story here). That highlighted the fact that … Continue reading Future bleak for children, families, and disabled – new report

Junior minister suggests world ‘realities’ mean government attacks on rights are likely to continue

Any cherished hope that the government could embrace the opportunity of doing something positive for disabled people seems misplaced. This came to light when a justice minister effectively dismissed calls for government action. That is, action to do more to protect the social and economic rights of disabled people and others. The hard truth was … Continue reading Junior minister suggests world ‘realities’ mean government attacks on rights are likely to continue