Changes to the contentious test designed to judge whether seriously sick or disabled people in Britain are fit for employment are being proposed without debate, despite evidence to show they will have a "huge and damaging impact".
The campaign group Hacked Off, which represents victims of press abuse, has drawn up a parliamentary bill designed to put into law Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations. They are now holding a public consultation.
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would die within four weeks. OurKingdom, which has reported on this case since
May 2012, publishes today’s statement from her advocates, Public Interest
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