Shocking comments by Michael Fabricant, Tory MP, in a statement a couple of hours ago.
Mr Fabricant issued his statement in an email sent to the media. This is what he said:
“George Osborne announced in the budget a further billion pounds to be spent on disability benefits – more than ever before. But with the population growing ever more elderly, it is important that benefits are targeted fairly.
“Social media has been rife with comments about changes to disability benefits. One person tweeted on budget day that a “quadriplegic has just written an excellent piece ( via voice automated keyboard)” that their benefits had been cut by the “wicked Tories” because of changes to the allowances.
“This cannot be true, so it really is time for a reality check.
“Firstly, no-one currently on disability benefits will have the amount of money they receive changed.
“And secondly, if after 2017…
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