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Labour calls for Lord Freud to resign after alleged comments about disabled employees

Labour has called on Conservative welfare minister Lord Freud to resign after allegedly saying that some people with disabilities were not worth paying the minimum wage to. Lord Freud is reported to have made the comments at a fringe meeting of the Conservative Party Conference last month in response to a question about employment opportunities for people with disabilities. He is reported to have said: “Now, there is a small… there is a group, and I know exactly who you mean, where actually as you say they’re not worth the full wage and actually I’m going to go and think


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