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Jeremy Corbyn Thinks Esther McVey Appointment Is 'A Cause For Alarm' For Disabled People

Jeremy Corbyn believes that Esther McVey’s appointment as Work and Pensions Secretary is “a cause for alarm” for disabled people and others, his spokesman has revealed.

The Labour leader’s criticism of the minister came amid a Conservative backlash at online abuse directed at McVey, as well as fresh criticism of Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s claim that she was a ‘stain on humanity’.

Supporters of the newly-installed Cabinet minister suggested some of the attacks stemmed also from McDonnell’s decision in 2014 to quote an activist who called for her to be “lynched”.

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Wednesday, 10 January, 2018