UK UNDER THE MICROSCOPE FROM THE UNITED NATIONS
The United Nations sparked fury today after launching an unprecedented inquiry into Britain’s treatment of the disabled.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities launched a formal probe into whether this country has committed ‘grave or systemic violations’ of the rights of disabled people.
Tory MPs tonight branded the investigation ‘politically motivated’ and said Britain’s record on help for disabled people was among the best in the world.
The focus on Britain for the latest inquiry raised eyebrows given the other countries represented on the committee. Its members include Uganda, Kenya, Thailand, and Tunisia.
The investigation is the latest in a series of interventions into British domestic policy by the United Nations, which have provoked fury among ministers.
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