A Conservative candidate has plumbed new depths after publicly defending an article claiming that people with learning difficulties should be paid less on the grounds that “they don’t understand money”.
Sally-Ann Hart, candidate for Hastings and Rye (the former seat of Amber Rudd), was booed at a hustings event after being asked about an article from The Spectator that she had shared on Facebook.
She replied to the question in no uncertain terms:
It was about people with learning difficulties – about them being given the opportunity to work because it’s to do with the happiness they have about working.
Some people with learning difficulties don’t understand about money.
It is about having a therapeutic exemption and the article was in support of employing people with learning disabilities. That’s what it was about.
Twitter was not impressed with the comments and not shy about making that clear.
Oh. Wow. Just wow. The Hastings & Rye Conservative candidate is here defending her claim that people with learning… https://t.co/dCX8CkjRO9