Without European intervention, equality for disabled people in Britain would be a distant dream

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Paul Chaney, Cardiff University

The representation of disabled people in government has never been more important. In 2014, 19% of British residents said that they were disabled. The country also has an ageing population and 42% of state pension age adults – 5m people altogether – are living with disabilities.

Before the EU referendum, fears abound that the laws in place to help and protect the lives of disabled people

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