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A landmark legal challenge shows the cruel reality of Universal Credit for disabled people

Two disabled people have launched a case against the government. But none of us should ignore the impact Universal Credit has on people's lives

By Frances Ryan  

A landmark legal challenge has been launched against the high court. Photo: PA

The Windrush scandal currently engulfing the government is evidence not only of the great damage ministers can inflict on marginalised people’s lives—but the revolt that can occur when it goes too far. Yet look to the High Court this week and you’ll see the same damage being inflicted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), right at the centre of a flagship ‘welfare’ policy.

Two disabled people—aided by the law firm Leigh Day—have launched a…

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