This tweet perfectly sums up the government’s hypocrisy on ‘parity of esteem’

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At PMQs today, Theresa May claimed again that her government has introduced ‘parity of esteem’ for mental and physical health.

Journalist Isabel Hardman quickly responded with the following tweet, pointing out a key flaw in the PM’s boast.

The government is under fire for its further tightening of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), denying the benefit to 160,000 living with debilitating mental health problems.

Over the weekend, one of the prime minister’s key policy advisers, George Freeman, said that benefits should go to ‘really disabled people’ not those ‘taking pills at home, who suffer from anxiety’.

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