There are 13 million disabled people in Britain. If we don't vote together, the DWP will tighten the screws on us

Scope, the charity for disabled people, tweeted an interesting number when the general election was announced. There are, it said, 13 million disabled people in Britain. Some 89 per cent have said they will vote. 

The reason that number is worth paying attention to is that if the 89 per cent are true to their word, and if they use their franchise to hold the government to account for its brutal treatment of disabled people, it might just spell trouble for Theresa May’s dreams of a three figure majority. 

Now, let me make one thing clear at the outset. I’m

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