The Department for Work and Pensions spent International Day of Persons with Disabilities declaring their vocal support for disabled people on social media – which went as well as could be expected.

Twitter users were unsure if the DWP were joking when they pledged to light up their channels in purple to support Purple Light Up, and the contribution of disabled individuals both personally and to the global economy.

The Twittersphere couldn’t have been less impressed with the gesture however, citing the DWP’s terrible track record on supporting disabled people, with many bringing up the “nightmare” that is Universal Credit, welfare cuts, and work assessments which have been heavily criticised in the past.

Take a look at some of the best replies to the DWP’s apparent hypocrisy below:

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