Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • What has been happening in Gaza is completely unjustifiable and disproportionate...

    • source icon
    • 10:46
  • Conor Pope | Survey results: Has Miliband’s speech made his “image problem”more of an issue?

    • source icon
    • 10:06
  • Jonathan Jones | A Russian soldiers Ukraine selfies are not evidence, theyre war art |Jonathan Jo...

    • source icon
    • 10:00
  • Jane Kelly | The NHS’s sympathy deficit

    • source icon
    • 09:52
  • Keith Vaz | Dietary habits need to change to reduce health concerns

    • source icon
    • 07:41
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Story Tracker

Select Story:

Byrne attacks Remploy decision

Byrne attacks Remploy decision
Liam Byrne has attacked the Department of Work and Pensions’ “frankly shameful” attempt to “sneak out” news they were closing 10 Remploy factories as a written statement.

Addressing the House after he was granted an Urgent Question, the Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary said it had been “a mark of contempt” for Remploy workers.

Ministers announced earlier this year that a number of Remploy factories would close, arguing that the budget for disabled employment services could be spent more effectively. A further 875 employees, including 682 disabled people, have now been told they face compulsory redundancy.

Labour MP Chris Bryant said the Urgent Question was welcome as the Government was "treating the disabled appallingly".

Green Box: Byrne attacks Remploy decisionClick to open

+ Expand all - Collapse all

Recommended External Links

Full access for £22 a month...

PoliticsHome PRO Find out more

Related PRO Content