Disabled people’s human rights in further jeopardy because of Brexit

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Former Paralympian Baroness Grey-Thompson warned that leaving the European Union would prevent British people with disabilities benefiting from plans to boost accessibility.

She said it would also risk a recession that would leave less money to be spent on support services. She said:

“Our membership of the European Union has had real, positive benefits for the millions of UK residents with limiting long-term illnesses, impairments or disabilities.

“It has helped to counter workplace discrimination, obliged transport providers to make their services more accessible and secured access to some UK disability benefits for Britons living in other EU countries.

“Not only would leaving Europe jeopardise these, it would close us off from enjoying the rewards of upcoming legislation that will further increase accessibility and risk a recession that would leave less money to be spent on much-needed support services.”

The following is an official press release fromResponseSource, which…

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