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Liam Fox's Brexit trade bill set to crush disabled people 18 Jul 2018 10:33 #9402

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As it stands, ministers would have the right to tear up the human rights of disabled people to facilitate trade deals the President of the CBI says will be of no benefit to Britain

James Moore Chief Business Commentator

An inevitable consequence of a Brexit run by the Conservative Party is that the interests of society’s most vulnerable people are being trampled upon in an unprecedented manner

The latest example of that happening comes courtesy of the Trade Bill that will be debated on the floor of the House of Commons tomorrow.

It is designed to take some 40 trade agreements signed by the EU with third countries and place them into UK law. This act of housekeeping, however, comes with an extraordinarily nasty sting in the tail if, like me, you are among the estimated 20 per cent or so of Britons who have a disability.

According to a letter sent to the International Trade Secretary Liam Fox, the bill “lets ministers change a wide range of laws – including the Equality Act – without parliamentary scrutiny, in order to implement international trade agreements”.

It continues: “There are no safeguards to prevent ministers from using these new powers to remove rights granted by Parliament.”

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