John McDonnell attacks Tory disability cuts and vows to address suicides linked to welfare reforms

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Comradely? Labour leadership says nothing untoward about local parties expressing concern about sitting MPsOn Wednesday I am travelling down to Westminster. I have been invited to attend a meeting chaired by Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell. Welfare experts, researchers and campaign groups are to contribute to a new drive to expose the mental health impacts and other harms linked with the government’s controversial reforms, such as the Work Capability (WCA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessments.

We will also explore and identify the wider impacts of the government’s Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) policies on the economy and society. 

The Labour party is committed to scrapping the assessments, and have placed equalities at the centre of Labour’s economic research through cross-departmental and multi-disciplinary collaboration. A Labour government will also undertake a specific stock-take of welfare policy and benefit sanctions to address the number of suicides that have soared in recent years. The Labour party have said that they will place equalities at the…

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