MPs rap charities over Remploy row

MPs have criticised a group of disability charities for wading into the row over redundancies from Remploy and "muddying the waters".

A group of charities wrote a joint letter to The Guardian in May claiming that restructuring the organisation, which offers employment for disabled people, was a positive move, despite more than 2,000 redundancies that could result (Third Sector, 30 May).

But minutes from an inquiry into the plans by backbench MPs, published last week, showed that representatives of the RNID, Radar and Mind were criticised for failing to make clear that they did not represent employees. "Can you see how your comments in The Guardian serve to muddy the waters?" said one MP.

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