A Government minister has been accused of '​trying to censor'​ a video aimed at helping people to appeal when they have been stripped of their disability benefits.

Employment Minister Chris Grayling interfered with the content of an official film to make it more difficult for people to overturn decisions, Labour claimed today.

The video, which has since been removed, told viewers that if they appear at a hearing in person they are twice as likely to win, which Mr Grayling told officials made its '​tone wrong'​ and '​negative​'​.

The minister said it distracted from the issue that appeals will consider the facts of the case in front of them, not if someone has turned up.

It also said that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) don'​t always send a representative to hearings.

Full story in the Daily Mail


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