In May this year the Daily Mail loudly claimed that thousands of Britons were “driving off” in new cars by pretending to be disabled.
Now, a month later, it has finally admitted what many disabled activists have been saying – it was completely wrong.
The Mail claimed that by “pretending” to be disabled, thousands of Britons had claimed taxpayer-funded cars under the Motability Scheme.
The scheme was set up to help disabled people get around by helping them exchange their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.
But today the Mail quietly added a retraction to the end of its article, admitting it had got the figures wrong
The headline of an earlier version of this article stated that thousands of people are driving off in new cars under the Motability scheme by pretending they are disabled.
In fact, although…
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