The Tory government tried and failed to stop people relying on the Human Rights Act when appealing against them.
If the government had been successful, it could have had major implications for future cases.
“It’s an absolute disgrace that disabled families have to put their lives into fighting for human rights in 2017,” Jayson Carmichael said today. “We hope our fight, during the election campaign, draws voters’ attention to this.”
Since 2014 the Tories wanted Jayson Carmichael to pay the bedroom tax even though they knew full well he slept in a separate bedroom because his wife needed a special bed for her condition. There’s no room for Jayson’s bed in his wife’s bedroom.
David Cameron promised to look into this case when he was Prime Minister – but did nothing!
The supreme court granted the couple’s right to sleep in separate bedrooms without having to pay the hated bedroom tax. The Tories were fuming though and tried to block other couples taking the same legal route.