Letter: Portillo plays politics with the disabled

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Sir: Michael Portillo says the Brussels directive about the employment of disabled people is unambiguous, and therefore legal and must be followed ('Portillo signed away jobs scheme for disabled', 16 August). He is 'not interested' that the intention was not to disadvantage disabled people. Does he care?

Could he not have insisted that the directive should be redrafted to address the error to make the 'intention' clear and legal? Surely, the Brussels civil servants have a decent humility and can accept they have drafted the directive carelessly - not the first time, and not the end of the world, as long as it is put right.

Yours sincerely,

MARJORIE DAUNT

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

15 August

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