Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
Sunday 6 May 2012
You should be supporting disabled people who want to work hard and get on, but instead you are reported to have 'sneered' at Remploy workers, who like millions of other people across the country are worried about their jobs and their futures.
It is utterly unacceptable for you to accuse disabled workers of doing nothing more than sitting around and occasionally putting the kettle on.
With the country sliding back into a recession made in Downing Street the government must do more to support work but your comments demonstrate a staggering contempt for the hard working britons you don't deem to have the right kind of job.
You should apologise in person to Mark Holloway and Julie Haynes from Remploy's Barking factory, and you should issue a written apology to everyone involved with Remploy, and to the many more people you have offended with your ignorant, heartless and foolish comments.
Liam Byrne MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions