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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35418488

    The Court of Appeal has ruled the Govenrment's decision to impose the bedroom tax on victims of Domestic Violence and families with severely disabled children discriminatory and therefore unlawful.

    Pretty awful that in recent months it has required the unelected Lords and Judges to prevent and mitigate discriminatory measures targeting the most vulnerable in our society.

    Taking money away from severely disabled children and victims of domestic abuse so that they can't afford to remain in their properties is disgraceful.
    Thank goodness the Courts have at least partly mitigated the effects.
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    On the basis of discrimination it should either be entirely'illegal' or totally fine, why is it that one subgroup is being discriminated against but not others exactly? For instance, if the argument that victims of domestic abuse are being discriminated against relative to victims not affected by the "bedroom tax", why is this not also the case for, say, single parents?

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    And yet again, they couples where one needs their own room due to being severely disabled.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    On the basis of discrimination it should either be entirely'illegal' or totally fine, why is it that one subgroup is being discriminated against but not others exactly? For instance, if the argument that victims of domestic abuse are being discriminated against relative to victims not affected by the "bedroom tax", why is this not also the case for, say, single parents?

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    Tricky constitutional area. It goes against common law principles not to discriminate against the disabled and domestic abuse victims, no such principle exists for single mothers.
    Courts can't repeal an act of Parliament or declare it unconstitutional. What they can do though is hold certain provisions to being discriminatory to the disabled.

    Government are appealing but the fact it has taken an unelected body to outlaw taking money away from the severely disabled is quite telling.
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    Tories will most likely win the case in the supreme court because the Judge will be paid off as usual.
 
 
 
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