Tory fury as Corbyn accuses them of labelling disabled people ‘scroungers’

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Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn triggered fury on the Tory benches as he accused them of labelling disabled people “scroungers” and creating a “hostile environment” for people on benefits.

Prime Minister Theresa May could be seen saying “outrageous” while her Conservative colleagues shouted “Withdraw” at the Labour leader as he criticised the Government’s treatment of disabled people.

Despite recent Brexit chaos for the Government, Mr Corbyn focused his remarks at Prime Minister’s Questions on the welfare system and urged Mrs May to halt the roll-out of Universal Credit.

This Government labelled disabled people scroungers, it called those unable to work skivers

Speaking in the Commons, Mr Corbyn referenced a United Nations report into the Government’s welfare policies and said Mrs May did not agree with it as it presents an “unpalatable truth”.

He added: “The new Work and Pensions Secretary (Amber Rudd) seems to have taken a lesson from her and…

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