Just about to vote against Tory plans to make hideous cuts to Employment Support Allowance.

Ministerial proposals to cut £30 a week from the benefits of ill and disabled people found unfit to work have been criticised by the government’s equalities watchdog.

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHCR) says the proposed cuts will disproportionately affect disabled people, widen inequalities and undermine the UK’s human rights obligations.

Separately, a scathing letter by the head of the EHCR warns that official assessments of the cut’s impact on disabled people “contain very little in the way of evidence” and “limited analysis” of the consequences for claimants.