Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tory Lord Freud facing calls to quit after suggesting some disabled workers not worth "the full wage"

Calls to sack Tory peer who was architect of bedroom tax after plans to introduce £2 wage for disabled people

Tory Lord Freud is facing calls to resign after he suggested that some disabled people were not worth "the full wage".

The welfare minister was overheard at Tory conference discussing plans to introduce a £2 minimum wage band just for disabled people.

Lord Freud has since issued a "full and unreserved apology" for his @foolish" comments but it is unlikely to stem the tide of anger.

At Prime Minister's Questions, Labour leader Ed Miliband urged PM David Cameron to read the transcript of what Lord Freud had said.

Mr Miliband added: "They are not the words of anyone who should be in charge of disabled people. The nasty party is back."