Unprecedented march by the disabled should make government think again

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date: 11 May 2011

embargo: For immediate release

Commenting on the 'hardest hit' march against cuts to the benefits and services of disabled people taking place in central London today (Wednesday), TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:

'Today's unprecedented demonstration by the disabled should make even the most hard-hearted members of the government think again.

'The march underlines just how much some of the most vulnerable members of our society have been hit by deep spending cuts that have forced the Bank of England to downgrade its growth forecasts.

'The cuts are hurting but they are not working.'

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