A newly-elected disabled MP has accused the Conservative government of introducing policies inspired by “eugenics” in the hope that disabled people will “suffer and die”. Labour’s Jared O’Mara spoke out just weeks after beating former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to win the Sheffield Hallam seat and become one of just a handful of disabled MPs in the House of Commons. Speaking to Disability News Service (DNS) for the first time, O’Mara said he knew that his comments on eugenics* and the government would be controversial. But he said he firmly believed that Tory ministers had “completely torn up the welfare system” which had previously supported disabled people, particularly through cuts and reforms to disability benefits, the decision to close the Independent Living Fund, and cuts to social care. He said: “A lot of people say you can’t use that word, but I will do: it’s eugenics. “They want disabled people to suffer and die. That’s literally what’s happening. “Disabled people are

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