Freud Must Go! Urgent Call Out, Monday Oct 20th Caxton House 12.30pm Or On Twitter #FreudMustGo

lord-fraud-freudAnyone who thinks Lord Fraud ‘mispoke’ or was just ‘thinking outside the box’ when he made the shameful comment that some disabled people are not worth the minimum wage has really not been paying attention.

This is the man that helped devise the despised Atos benefit assessments that have driven disabled people to suicide and ill health in the name of strippping their benefits or forcing them into endless ‘work related activity’.  The same Minister whose department introduced the Work Programme, on which sick and disabled people can be sent on workfare, potentially for months on end.  Lord Fraud was simply saying what he, and his colleagues in the DWP believe, that disabled people lead ‘wasted lives’ and as such do not deserve the same rights as other workers.  That is why this Government has introduced scheme after scheme aimed at coercing – and in some cases forcing – sick and disabled people to work without any pay at all.

There doesn’t need to be a conversation about what Lord Fraud said, as some commentators have suggested.  A conversation that is unlikely to include disabled people or claimants themselves if this week’s news coverage is anything to go by.  The man is a nasty and vindictive piece of shit.  And he needs to go, now.

Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) have called an emergency protest calling for his resignation tomorrow (Monday 20th Oct) at 12.30 pm outside the Department of Work and Pensions in central London.  In the words of DPAC:

“Freud is the architect of the government’s noxious welfare reform programme that is pushing disabled people off benefits and causing untold distress and misery, in too many cases leading to suicides and avoidable deaths.

The policies Freud designed show utter contempt for disabled people. His latest comments made to a Tory councillor at a party conference fringe meeting confirm this …  join us to demand Freud resigns or is sacked. Monday October 20th at DWP head office, Caxton House, Tothill Street, 12.30pm til 2.30″

If you can’t make it to the DWP you can still get involved in online action with the #FreudMustGo twitterstorm, details at: http://dftr.org.uk/Songbird.php?TweetFile=FreudMustGo

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172 responses to “Freud Must Go! Urgent Call Out, Monday Oct 20th Caxton House 12.30pm Or On Twitter #FreudMustGo

  1. Of course – we plebs got it wrong. When Lord Fraud said some people weren’t worth the minimum wage he actually meant that all people are! He was “thinking out loud” but those weren’t his actual thoughts.

  2. Hallo Johnny. Two days ago I formed an idea about Freud’s statements and their possible conseqences. It is simple. Even if these disgusting statements were not intended to reach the public, they can be used by governments, and not only in the UK (I hear they have reached the Netherlands). If minds and opinions are successfully manipulated to let a drastic fall in the minimum wage be implemented, then wages at higher levels might well drop too, almost automatically. Other Welfare State provisions can also be adversely affected.

  3. Lord Fraud is now hiding behind the other CONS wit a gagging order. So if Lord fraud goes the whole of the CONS go. Safety in numbers. Stripped of his knighthood – de-knighted as plain old mr Fraud.

  4. Landless Peasant

    He should resign ASAP. The man’s an absolute bastard.

  5. Lord fraud will be getting Cease & Desist letters – also IDS will be getting some cease & desist letters.

    Does it effect me? Well yes it does being used In the slave trade.

  6. It seems you can post again on Black Triangle website after 2 months of jumpy MPs.

    Many blessings to those who want Human Rights for Disabled people.

  7. The councillor who admitted setting up a sham company with the express intent of underpaying an employee, and negating the minimum wage, via a service company has managed to walk away unscathed… he should be sacked for that fact alone, and prosecuted for the offences by HMRC…. although knowing HMRC they would probably charge the poor bastard who was tricked into being a “director.”

    The other galling fact is the councilor also gets paid a large amount from one of his companies which is paid to “house the stock” (as the DWP/Fraud like to call the disabled and sick) of disabled people while then employing the disabled to cut the grass on the cheap buy setting up a sham company.

  8. As the CONs have said they are putting £50 Billion a year on the Disabled & disabled Services. Meaning sham companies like Disability Confident PLC trading on the Stick Exchange. Disabled people will see none of that money !!! £50 billion times by 5 years = £250 Billion spent [Money Laundered] on the disabled.

    Public Account Committee take a look.

  9. Mum with a disabled child.

    And what was all these fuckers on the BBC screaming out for their disabled son or daughter to be given the “opportunity” of a “job”. We we have to draw a line in the sand here: if a person is doing a JOB and they are doing that job to the required standard in terms of competence and productivity them they are entitled to the same remuneration irrespective of whether they are disabled, black, Jewish, previously long-term unemployed. Let’s take an example: we have too job centre “advisers” sat side-by-side and they are both doing the SAME job and reaching the SAME sanction targets then why should one not receive an Easter Egg or £25 M&S voucher for reaching their targets just because they happen to be in a wheelchair? It’s nonsense! I suspect that Lord Fraud and the BBC are attempting to conflate a JOB with ‘supported employment’ which isn’t really a job in the full sense of the word. If my (disabled) child is doing a PROPER JOB just like a PROPER EMPLOYEE I expect her to to the PROPER PAY irrespective of her disability.

  10. Chris Grayling is a CUNT!!

    lol this pic of that Grayling cunt:

  11. Everyone knows exactly what he meant. Exploiting vulnerable people to the hilt now with the threat of looking into forcing disabled people to work for less than able bodied people. He’s a friggin’ nasty individual Fraud.

    Incidentally, a well known supermarket chain has opened in my neck of the woods recently and seems things haven’t been going too well. So they’ve been open about two months and already have paid off a load of PT staff! What’s the betting they will be replaced by Workfare drones working for their dole? So they’ll be able to not only save wages but be paid by the government for taking them on!

    What a f—-d up place this country is!

    • Workfare is the same though – doing a job – and workfare is real back-breaking fucking jobs – for £2 an hour!

  12. Blind student refused service in Tesco for taking in guide dog

    Blind student is reduced to tears outside Tesco, following a mass protest at a Sainsbury’s store where two female students had been stopped from kissing

    Guardian – 17th Oct 2014

    A blind student was reduced to tears when she was refused service in a Tesco store for taking in her guide dog. Maya Makri, 39, was “horrified” on Monday when a cashier at a Tesco store in Swiss Cottage, London, told her that “pets are not allowed”.

    Makri says staff refused to acknowledge that her black Labrador Jemma was not a pet, despite the fact she was wearing a fluorescent high-viz jacket and harness labelled “guide dog”.

    Makri told the Evening Standard: “I pointed out that this was no pet, but a guide dog. This should have been immediately obvious from the dog’s high-viz harness and fluorescent guide dog label on the lead.

    “I repeatedly said that I was registered blind and that this was a trained assistance dog, to no avail. Various customers tried to back me up, but we were shouted down. I burst into tears outside the store in sheer frustration.”

    I am so touched by everybody’s support! Disabled people should form part of the social fabric of our communities #equality
    — Maya Makri (@mayamakri) October 16, 2014

    To clarify, I blame @Tesco, a multinational worth billions for not putting proper training in place, not the staff that are on minimum wage
    — Maya Makri (@mayamakri) October 16, 2014
    Makri says that initially she was contacted by customer services at Tesco and offered a £20 voucher.

    A spokesperson for Tesco has said: “We do allow guide dogs in stores and have reminded colleagues of that. We also offer customers with guide dogs help with their shopping, if they would like assistance.”

    The news comes after hundreds of protesters staged a mass kiss-in in the aisles of a Sainsbury’s store in Brighton on Wednesday. Two gay women had been threatened with ejection and told that a customer found them “disgusting” when they shared a brief kiss.

    Annabelle Paige, 22, an English literature student at the University of Sussex has said she was “deeply hurt and upset” when a security guard asked her and her female partner to stop kissing or leave the supermarket.

    Sainsbury’s apologised for the incident, by saying “it is clear that Miss Paige and her partner were not behaving inappropriately and we are very sorry that they were treated in this way.”

    Last month Sports Direct was also criticised, when a security guard allegedly barred a group of 11-year-old Jewish schoolboys from entering the store by saying “no Jews, no Jews”. The security guard at the store in Borehamwood in Hertfordshire has been sacked and will be the subject of an investigation.

    TheGuardian: –
    http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/17/blind-student-banned-from-tesco-for-taking-in-guide-dog

    • Slightly off topic, but one 24hr supermarket in Cardiff (can’t remember which) talked of banning people wearing pyjamas shopping in the small hours. I understand that Tesco and others ban barefoot shoppers. Why? we aren’t handling produce with our feet. A thing about bare feet? Well, I shop regularly while wearing sandals with my bare feet in full sight, so what’s the difference?

  13. I see Mark Harper, his junior, tried to pass off Fraud’s comments as “use of inappropriate language”. These people are completely contemptuous of the public.

    Also, Cameron, in PMQs, said nobody in his government holds those views. A complete lie, as Fraud had recently uttered such a view.

    And others tried to defend him saying he was saying some disabled people want to work for less than the minimum wage, etc. – so in that case, why did Fraud’s apology say all disabled people should get the minimum wage?

    (Not that an apology is worth anything – it is merely a way to try to avoid resigning.)

    We are living in a world of political bullshit.

  14. I posted this comment on my Twitter account, yesterday and today, stating:

    People who are rushing to the defense of Lord Freud need to be reminded that he is the architect of the draconian welfare reforms, and unjustly escapes opprobrium because Iain Duncan Smith is the public face of the DWP. Freud’s policies, including the bedroom tax, have driven the sick and disabled to suicide, trapped them into poverty and destitution, and hastened their death. Food bank use has soared and malnutrition has increased dramatically.

    Lord Freud insisted that it was not possible to carry out cumulative impact assessments on disabled people and told the Daily Telegraph in February 2008 that he believed fewer than a third of those receiving IB were legitimate claimants. He has refused to consider exempting disabled people from the bedroom tax, despite new research that suggests many are facing eviction from their homes.

    Full disclosure: Since January 2012, I have been reporting voluntarily to the UN’s human rights office, in Geneva, on the welfare crisis for Britain’s sick and disabled.

    (Montreal, Canada)

    • Sam Bowman talks shit

      “If a severely disabled person cannot produce more than the minimum wage’s worth of work, no employer will be able to profitably employ them.” – cleverly spun by that prick Sam Bowman of the far right-wing Adam Smith Institute. At no point did Fraud mention severely disabled persons or whether or not they were as productive as an able-bodied employee. Or even if their disability in any way actually affects the job they are doing. Fraud was talking about disabled person doing exactly the same job as an able bodied person but being paid only £2 an hour just because they were disabled in some way.

  15. THE NEWSDESK: Man up, Prime Minister, and sack Lord Freud

    South Wales Args – First published 14:55 Sunday 19 October 2014 in News
    Last updated 1 hour ago .
    by Maria Williams

    SACK HIM: Lord Freud

    WHAT a strange affliction which seems to be gripping some of the ministers of this government.

    Firstly we have welfare reform minister Lord Freud’s statement that disabled workers might not be “worth” the full minimum wage.

    Strangely, a comment made in a fringe meeting, not the House of Commons or another forum where his views could be roundly challenged. Somewhere where, some might suspect, those making such comments might seek to “preach to the choir” of those they imagine hold views such as theirs.

    Somewhere where, unless someone is filming it and putting it on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter, comments like that might never see the light of day in “mainstream media” circles.

    As I write this column, he has apologised, but he remains in government. Just why is a mystery. If the man refuses to go with grace for an attitude towards disabled workers which stinks from here to Westminster, his Prime Minister should man up and sack him.

    A vote of no confidence in him looks set to be tabled by the Opposition tomorrow.

    A new petition calling for Lord Freud’s sacking is now trending on change.org.

    Then, today, we have media reports that Andrew Selous, a Justice minister and former parliamentary aide to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, told a fringe meeting that “disabled people work harder because they’re grateful to have a job”.

    The Independent on Sunday reports that Mr Selous made the comments at a Centre for Social Justice fringe meeting, where he was speaking on the government’s reforms to the criminal justice system. Tania Bassett and Dave Adams, two senior members of the Napo probation union, which opposes the reforms, were sitting in the front row.

    Ms Bassett told the newspaper: “There was a lot of muttering, like ‘I can’t believe he just said this’. He was talking about employment for offenders, suggesting that, like disabled people, they’ll work hard.”

    Mr Selous defended his position by saying: “My recollection is that the point I was making was the feedback I had… that employers are often very, very pleased with disabled employees; they work harder, they are loyal. These are good reasons to employ disabled people and offenders.”

    Disability rights campaigners say that the use of the word “grateful” was misjudged.

    It’s a front bench foot-in-mouth disease.

    It all smacks of the worthy and unworthy poor distinctions of this current government to me.

    Now, we have the worthy disabled folk, grateful for their chance to work, Cratchit-like in their “God bless us, every one!”

    But then there are those who simply don’t deserve that minimum wage, through no fault of their own, of course, but – still…..

    What next? Who should be in the next layer of gratitude for being given a wage? The poor, the disabled, women who decide to have children?

    People with disabilities should not have to feel grateful for basic human rights of any kind, including a decent wage.

    They should not have to feel a burden on society.

    Because how we treat those who are less able or ill is the measure of us.

    And this government is falling short of the measure by which I want my country to live.

    Substitute the word illness in this quote for disability: “Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay, nor an offence for which they should be penalised, but a misfortune, the cost of which should be shared by the community,” Aneurin Bevan.

    THE case of Risca teacher Philip Meredith – cleared of any misconduct by the General Teaching Council for Wales – shows just how unacceptable it is that anyone should have to wait for three years for the allegations against them to be decided upon.

    Mr Meredith said that he was not told for 10 months what the substance of those allegations were after he had been suspended.

    Then, it was three years of agony waiting for all the school, local education authority and GTCW processes to be completed.

    During that time, he was making ends meet with supermarket jobs and could not return to the job he loved.

    For three years.

    This case surely should prompt an investigation into how it has all taken so long, and that investigation should be made public.

    Mr Meredith’s school employers, the LEA and the GTCW are all publicly-funded and must answer to us.

    South Wales Argus: –
    http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11545031.THE_NEWSDESK__Man_up__Prime_Minister__and_sack_Lord_Freud/

    I put the whole thing up – not everyone has fast broadband to get on these local paper sites because loads of Vidoe adverys that crash the internet.
    Thanks. SR

  16. Andrew Selous: ‘Disabled are grateful so work harder,’ says Tory minister

    Independent: – Sunday 19 October 2014

    A second government minister made contentious comments over the disabled and their role in the workplace at the Conservative Party’s annual conference last month, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.

    Andrew Selous, a Justice minister and former parliamentary aide to Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, told a fringe meeting that “disabled people work harder because they’re grateful to have a job”.

    His comments are revealed just days after David Cameron faced calls to sack Lord Freud as Welfare Reform minister after a recording emerged of him telling a separate fringe meeting that disabled people were “not worth” the full minimum wage. The IoS has learned that Labour will hold a vote of no confidence in Lord Freud, in the Commons. Labour will table the motion tomorrow and the vote will be on 29 October, the first available opportunity, when it has its opposition day debate. Labour sources said the pressure would be on the Lib Dems to back the motion after Nick Clegg said last week that Lord Freud’s comments were “deeply distressing and offensive”.

    In a further development, David Blunkett, the blind former Cabinet minister, said people with his form of disability should be able to work on “equal terms”, after the journalist Tom Utley wrote that his father, the late Daily Telegraph journalist TE Utley, was happy to work for less money than his sighted colleagues.

    Responding to Mr Utley’s article in the Daily Mail on the Lord Freud row, Mr Blunkett told The IoS: “I am very sorry that Tom Utley recalled his father’s situation in this particular dispute. He was always applauded for being able to work on equal terms and to use his remarkable memory… to do his job. It saddens me to have his memory diminished in this way.”

    While Lord Freud apologised for his comments, supporters have insisted that he was discussing the idea, previously backed by Labour and some disability groups, for the Government to provide additional support to employers who take on disabled workers.

    The emergence of a second minister’s comments risked adding fuel to the row. Mr Selous made the comments at a Centre for Social Justice fringe meeting, where he was speaking on the Government’s reforms to the criminal justice system. Tania Bassett and Dave Adams, two senior members of the Napo probation union, which opposes the reforms, were sitting in the front row.

    Mr Adams said: “I was shocked. It was one of those moments where you think ‘did he really just say that?’.”

    And Ms Bassett said: “There was a lot of muttering, like ‘I can’t believe he just said this’. He was talking about employment for offenders, suggesting that, like disabled people, they’ll work hard.”

    Mr Selous defended his position last night. He said: “I was Iain Duncan Smith’s PPS [Parliamentary Private Secretary] for four years. My recollection is that the point I was making was the feedback I had… that employers are often very, very pleased with disabled employees; they work harder, they are loyal. These are good reasons to employ disabled people and offenders.”

    Privately, disability rights campaigners are split over whether Mr Selous’ language was offensive or not, though most agreed that the word “grateful” was misjudged. A spokesman for Disability Rights UK said that case studies backed up Mr Selous’ views, pointing out that many disabled people are “pretty determined to do well”, but he added “it’s not necessarily about gratitude”.

    But Kate Green, the shadow Disabilities minister, said: “These new comments about disabled people from another Tory minister show they just don’t get it… Many would love to work, but Tory policies are failing disabled people.”

    On the Labour motion, shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves said: “David Cameron’s failure to act after Lord Freud said that some disabled people are ‘not worth the full wage’ is astonishing… it’s clear the mask has slipped and the nasty party is back.

    “Labour will table a motion of no confidence in Lord Freud because we believe it’s completely unacceptable that David Cameron has failed to sack his minister for Welfare Reform.”

    The Independent: –
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/disabled-are-grateful-so-work-harder-says-tory-minister-9804276.html

  17. Hegelian Dialect

    Thesis > Antithesis > Synthesis This is how it works. Fraud puts the idea out there, gets the discussion going. Now, we slowly begin to accept the idea that everyone one has their price and maybe the disabled are worth less because… well, they are disabled after all. OK, maybe £2 an hour was a tad too little. What if we reach a compromise and give the disabled a ‘pay-rise’ of 50 whole pence an hour. How does £2.50 an hour for disabled workers sound? And then we will have the disabled toiling away for £2.50 and hour thinking they have scored some sort of victory. Of course, it won’t stop with the disabled… why should an unemployed person be paid the full minimum wage? They were unemployed after all!

    • Landless Peasant

      I’ve said this prior, re: Hegel, but was scolded for expressing alleged falsehoods. It explains how the Left/Right paradigm functions. And where it leads. And even Plato condemned Democracy as an ‘imperfect’ society’, saying that it lead to the rise of the popular champion and paved the road to Tyranny (UKIP?).

      • Agree! The right are in focus but the totalitarians on the left escape by concealment in the peripheral vision of the good society bias.

  18. This Nazi bastard and all his ilk are not worth the air they breathe. (Sorry to vent; have tweeted.)

  19. overburdenddonkey

    as for fraud if they don’t sack him they condone him…but alas we all know that they do condone him…

  20. the bastard must go!

  21. Landless Peasant

    Just ‘cos Freud works for nowt in his Governmental capacity he expects the rest of us to do likewise, except we don’t get huge expenses & Tax breaks like he does, and he’s a fucking Billionaire already, so in my opinion HIS opinion does not count, by reasonable evidence of his financially self-motivated biased agenda and political immorality/disloyalty his views are null and void, and as an unelected meddlesome bureaucrat who somehow holds such a powerful and influential position, his very presence in Government undermines any notion that we have a Democracy. Britain is not a free country, unless you have wealth. There is only freedom for the Rich. That must change. Freud must go. Followed by the rest.

  22. Corporate media and his multimillionaire chums trying to make out it was some sort of ‘gaffe’ ?
    No fucking way, he has made his position perfectly clear in a manner worthy of an SS Oberstfuhrer by previously stating foodbanks were a lifestyle choice, and .comparing benefit claimants to corpses.

  23. i have just got back from visiting my autistic son who also has cp and freud you twisted old ponce you say hes not worth six pound odd an hour you cheap whore,, any wonder why people hate the fucking nazti party,,,

  24. George Benard Freud says…
    “You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world; who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there, and say, now sir or madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you can’t justify your existence; if you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat; if you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then clearly we cannot use the big organisation of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us, and it can’t be of very much use to yourself”.

  25. Sorry meant George Bernard Freud…

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  27. Thesis > Antithesis > Synthesis = Progressivism.

  28. Scotland – Shoppers will now have to pay a minimum of 5p per bag, with net proceeds to be donated to good causes. Third Sector social enterprise and charities plundering and profiteering from the poor.

    • Most Scots have been caught out by this. It was truly horrific to watch young mums juggling their groceries whilst trying to control a buggy at the same time. One dropped a can on her kid’s head and almost split her skull – an ambulance had to be called! What eejit thinks up these imbecilic schemes? Thank goodness that that fat fascist up on the Mound got told to take a hike , a taste of what was to come- one can only imagine the totalitarian diktats that they had in store for the good folk of Scotland.

      • Fuck the bag tax

        Yeah, they removed all the carrier bags from the self-scans! CUNTS!

      • Seems like the Scotch are turning into a nation of jugglers! Hope they don’t start with this silly nonsense down south. Don’t think I could manage to juggle all them cans of cat food up the steep hill.

  29. The Bag Tax is a sustainability SCAM!

  30. “He who lives by the sword, will, inevitably die by it”………….

    Fraud is on his way out, no if’s or but’s, he has been the architect of his own downfall, bringing shame upon his own family’s history.

    Cameron can’t save him because he will bring Cameron down with him.
    Never has public trust in MP’S been lower than at this time, in fact the BBC have this hidden amongst their condem propaganda works of fiction;
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Less than a quarter of people trust their MP to represent them in Parliament, a survey has suggested.

    It came as 86 out of 100 MPs asked in another survey said they thought they were trusted by constituents.

    The polls were published by campaigners calling for changes to the government’s Recall of MPs Bill, which goes before the Commons on Tuesday.

    The 38 Degrees campaign group said public trust in politicians had sunk to “crisis point”.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    ………………..at the same time, boilsucker, Grayling has sown the seeds of clamping down on internet trolls, when in fact his ambition is to curtail public dissent on the airwaves, restrict freedom of speech…..

    The main reason that google are not being chased for more taxes is no oversight, they are aiding the government in collecting all your data and blocking public dismay at the running of the uk.
    What better ally to have on your side than those who run the largest search engines.
    Another corporate giant registered in Ireland enjoying offshore tax benefits stolen from the taxpayer.

    On a brighter note, the longer that Sickman Fraud remains in office, the more damage he will do.
    If you read his Wikipedia log, it tells you that despite being a millionnaire, everything this chump has been involved in has gone tits up, his latest tirade adds to his history of being a jerk, in fact it has already been recorded………………..

  31. oh dear whats next firing the ovens and a “krystalnact” ARBITE MIT FRIE

  32. You can post on Black Triangle now after 2 months.

  33. Chris Grayling you will be getting a Cease & Desist letter for harassment for being a troll – Welfare State Defence.

  34. The Shaw Trust is one of those so called charities with is a Government run PLC. All they want is to get disabled people into work. The Shaw Trust will be getting £15 Billion if Dodgy Dave wins in 2015. Nothing about disability all about getting disabled people working with the same harassment as the DWP. SO MANT DISABLED WORK PROGRAMMES THAT ARE PLC & BILLION OF £££s WORTH OF DISABLED CASH COW WHO DONT COMPLY.

  35. OK you lot let`s get back on topic !!!

  36. Protesters gather outside DWP demanding #FreudMustGo

  37. Landless Peasant

    The real reason for the UK’s and the rest of the world’s economic problems are not over-paid workers, or over-generous State Benefits, or migrant workers, or lazy scroungers, or SKY TV or fags or booze, NO, the REAL problem is simply this, that the Rich minority have all the fucking wealth:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29641109

  38. Grayling dodges Corporate Manslaughter question

  39. Forget trying to get disabled people into work – It is breaking every Health & Safety Law.

  40. Disabled people need to take the credit not the Labour Party – disabled people are doing their thing as an individual for the common good & as a unit can not be breached. Disabled people make change not politicians – Since olitics is breaking many laws itself – Disability Human Rights – Disability Hate Crime & many more.

    HUMAN RIGHTS FOR THE DISABLED NOW !!!!!!

  41. Nothing about the care for disabled people – It`s all get them into work. Why?

    The government has invested £50 Billion a year on disabled people yet we see none of that.

    It would have been easier to use that money not only for the disabled but to sort out poverty in the uk full stop…………..

  42. If goes deep than disability fraud on a grand scale.

  43. I AM STILL WAITING TO BE CHARGED FOR DWP FRAUD – COME DWP 30 YEARS OF FRAUD so almost a £1 Million – Scared to say I have been defrauding the DWP. NOW FUCK ATOS. YOU WANT YOUR MONEY BACK DWP. NOW SHUT UP WITH YOUR CEASE & DESIST LETTER THAT ALSO COVERS TROLLS DWP.

  44. Disability is not a medical condition it is a thing to overcome & be part of the patronizing society.

    The rhetoric is also breaking disability laws. How thick are the Think Tanks. Not as thick as disabled people it seems.

  45. My brain is there to be manipulated by anyone – So why not let a politician control your brain because ALL DISABLED DONT HAVE A BRAIN.

    Sounds like IDS.

  46. Time to lose the monkey off our backs.

  47. Since Black Triangle is back up & running after 2 months of MPs getting jumpy !!! Getting too close are we !!! It`s now time for MPs gagging orders – Lord Frauds, tory minister Andrew Selous. Whos next IDS hes looked in a cupboard don’t want it to get any worse.

  48. Landless Peasant

    Pay everyone a guaranteed basic citizens income as a stipend, and let anyone who wants more than that work for it, whether disabled or not. Those who are capable of work and choose to do so should be paid at least a minimum wage, and if disabled should be paid a higher min. wage to begin with. Freud’s brain seems to work in reverse. He’s got everything back to front, and arse over tit. Exploitation and unregulated greed are unsustainable. Selfishness of the few throws out the baby with the bathwater. And at the risk of mixing my metaphors even more, it’s Thatcherism Gone Mad, Maggie on Steroids, she put the cart before the horse but this lot have shot the fucking horse, fed it to us, and made the weakest of us pull the fucking cart with one wheel missing. GO NOW FREUD.

    • Landless Peasant

      “Selfishness and greed of the over-privileged few throws out the starving Proletariat baby with the polluted Collective bathwater”.

      • so why give the corrupted collective a basic income? It should not be universal.

        • Landless Peasant

          It is not the Collective that are polluted or corrupted, but the ‘water’ they are forced to be washed in. A Citizens Income must be Universal and unconditional.

          • overburdenddonkey

            l p
            well it’s only taken them just over a 100yrs to drive us off the land to people the factories etc..not only are there now no fcuking jobs, but they have bought up all the land and sown up it’s use, so that there is no land to return too…the very least we can expect is a decent citizens income, save a fortune in admin and health care costs…but that is too nordic for some…no one rich no one poor…pensions in sweden are £26000/yr, they are also experimenting with a 6hr work day, and this going better than expected….iceland had the right idea jail the bankers and bail out the people…
            http://rt.com/op-edge/iceland-bank-sentence-model-246/

  49. The Europe thing Dodgy Dave is making so many enemies so *** off dave & leave Europe alone. If you want your Dodgy Human Rights Law dave you have to do it outside of being in Europe. Dodgy dave is now introducing Illegal [because we are still in Europe] rules because they are not laws just broken ones. So Dodgy Dave is on an illegal policy. The only way they can get out of the Lord Fraud & Tory minister Andrew Selous mess who also has said illegal things about disabled people at the same meeting. [See Above near top of page for full info].

    Disability Holds All The Cards !!! Stop trying to rob my Cards P45.

  50. Fuck that heap of shite Mike fucking Read/U-fucking-KIP version of ‘Calypso’ that the BB-fucking-C is plugging. They want to propel this steaming fucking turd to No1 for Christmas ffs. Bring back Cliff – all is forgiven.

    Stick with the original:

    • Hi dee ay-ee ooo doo-dle oh
      Oo do do do do do doo-dle ay yee
      Doo-dle ay ee

      He dee ay-ee
      Hi dee oh ooo
      Hi dee ayee
      Hi dee oh ooo …..🙂

  51. For dolphin haters:

  52. UK: ‘Sack Lord Freud!’ Disabled protesters demand MP’s resignation 20th October 2014

    M/S Protesters marching down road
    M/S Protester speaking through microphone
    M/S Sack Freud Sign
    M/S Protesters blocking entrance to DWP
    C/U Protester shouting
    SOT, Disabled activist (English): “Disabled people, local workers, and the poorest in our communities have been absolutely battered by this government.”
    M/S Security guard blocking door
    SOT, Disabled activist (English): “And his lordship doesn’t have to worry about whether or not he has to sit in a blanket twenty hours because he can only afford to eat in the other four.”
    M/S Protesters with security guard blocking door
    SOT, Disabled activist (English): “So when these fuckers like Freud make the kind of statements that they make, that they are hounded from their beds, from their homes, from their jobs, from their desks, no safe hiding place, nowhere to go from us. Freud out.”
    M/S Protesters marching to Parliament Square
    W/S People looking at the protesters
    M/S Disabled protester talking to Occupy protesters
    W/S Parliament Square

    SCRIPT

    Hundreds of people demanding the resignation of welfare minister Lord David Freud rallied outside the Department for Work and Pensions in London, Monday.

    Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) organised the protest after Freud, the Conservative MP and Minister for Welfare, was recorded saying that “there is a group” of disabled workers that are “not worth the full wage” during a Conservative Party conference in September.

    The protesters then marched down the street, temporarily blocking traffic, to join the nearby Occupy Democracy protesters, who have been occupying Parliament Square for five days.

    Nearly 24,000 people have signed an online petition at Change.org calling for David Cameron to sack Freud over the comments.

  53. overburdenddonkey

    a community event http://new.livestream.com/IndependenceLive/PenileePublicEvent go from 1st few mins…

  54. I can see Tory Trolls trying to hijack things !!! Touchy.

  55. From 2 years parked on a4e WP to Learn Direct in a couple weeks – what do they do?

    • You know what? Next i can see them trying to get the green light to use drug therapy on people that have been long term unemployed. They switch all the blame away from the economy, available jobs etc and on to the individual. They then try to make out it’s all a personal failing, something that’s wrong with your mental outlook towards work.

      The next step from that is them force feeding people psych drugs to alter their mindset.

      i’m telling you it’s not that far fetched.

      • Being forced to interact with DWP/JCP/WP kapos is enough to do your head in without psych drugs, where do they get these people from? Doubt their pay is that good what motivates them to be complete bastards?

        • THE COFFINS KEEP ON COMING,
          LORD FREUD DID HIS BEST,
          TO CHEAT OUR WEAK DISABLED,
          AND LAY THEM DOWN TO REST.

          YET WORKS AND PENSIONS WORKERS,
          APPLIED THE CLAIMANT CUTS,
          AND PRETEND THE DEATHS AREN’T HAPPENING,
          AND SHOW THEIR LACK OF GUTS.

          YET MURDER IS A CRIME,
          WE’VE SEEN THEM ALL COMMIT,
          ON THE FRAILEST IN SOCIETY,
          THEY UNLEASHED THEIR EVIL SHIT.

          KEEP LOOKING RIGHT BEHIND YOU,
          YOUR SINS WON’T GO AWAY,
          CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY,
          FOREVER HERE TO STAY.

          WE ONLY FOLLOWED ORDERS,
          IS NO EXCUSE TO KILL.
          TAKING LIVES AT RANDOM,
          TO EASE THE WELFARE BILL.

          THE NOOSE OF TRUTH IS TIGHTENING,
          THUS, ONLY TIME WILL TELL
          TO CHOKE THE LIFEBLOOD FROM YOU,
          FOR THOSE, YOU DAMNED TO HELL………….

  56. ……………surely everyone must have noticed that the OFFICE OF NATIONAL STATISTICS, has reported on everything from the different shades of hamsters to the bristle formation in a toothbrush………..

    and yet, they have failed to publish the table that shows the level of carnage due to welfare reforms.

    “JUST WHERE ARE THE FIGURES, THE MORTALITY STATISTICS, THE NOTCHES IN THE DWP’s BELT THAT SIGNIFY THE STATE ASSISTED MURDER PROGRAMME?”

    • ……………ONE DEATH IS A PURE CO-INCIDENCE, FORTY SIX THOUSAND IS AN EXERCISE IN ETHNIC CLEANSING…………

      • Please inform “GRAYLING THE SHITBAG”, that for every troll he threatens to lock up, hundreds will spring up to replace them………..

        “There is no prison on earth that can hold the people showing dissent towards this government”…………………

        • “There is no prison on earth that can hold the people showing dissent towards this government”………………… – H M Prison UK should be big enough.

        • “CAMERON HELL BENT ON GETTING UK THROWN OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION”

          Like a child kicking away a football in a tantrum, Cameron has seen fit to exacerbate matters within the EU to try to force some kind of dismissal.

          The European Union presently consists of 28 countries and has a total population of just over 500 million citizens (504,456,000).

          Cameron can’t wait for any kind of referendum on Europe so he considers another option, to be kicked out for breaching EU laws, ignoring human rights completely and waging a war against the poor and disabled, a renegade state ruled by tyrants………………

        • Well said Geoff. This internet troll crackdown has nothing to do with them wanting to crack down on someone saying something nasty. It’s the thin end of the wedge goin’ in to try to stifle free speech and criticism of them and their Nazi bully boy tactics and policies. They’ve tried shutting down blogs and web sites that laid into them.

  57. Do some research GEOFF and you’ll find CamOron is probably more Europhile than you.

    • Europhobia is just a scapegoat of the nutjob sections of the extremes of both Right and Left. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with the notion of a Europe of the peoples, but not all is well with the European idea: however, removing the neo-liberal nonces together with the likes of UKIP and parties like it would go a long way to making things better.

      Those of you who think we’re badly off as members of the EU need to wake up to the realisation of how bad things would get if we were to leave the EU.

      I’d even go as far as suggesting that if you scratch the average anti-European you’ll find a closet racist/fasist.

      Neo-liberalism is a world-wide phenomenon, and needs to be defeated internationally. I believe that there should be a level playing field, and that there should be full freedom of movement for all EU citizens (I’d like all people, everywhere to have that same freedom too, but it has to start somewhere) but part of that level playing field needs to involve the establishment of a European minimum wage so that migration is truly from choice and not merely as a result of a choice between destitution/poverty at home and relative prosperity in the wealthier areas of Europe.

      • Happily for all true Europeans views like the despicable creature sibrydionmawr are the minority as is evidenced from the growing support for what he calls racist/fascist parties. Hail the New Dawn.

      • I totally agree……..

      • Sib

        1) I thought Europe was the home of fascists?
        2) How did we ever manage before we joined the European Union – quite well I think!
        3) What is the EU doing for human rights in this country – Nothing extend the age which women can receive pensions.
        4) They might even cave in to allowing the tories to have control over their own human rights, just to keep us in.
        5) This country takes more notice of America than Europe.
        They prefer NATO to the UN.
        6) we have more chance of fighting bad policy making when it’s made by our own country than any other.
        7) The minimum wage is not much good even if there were jobs.

        • 3) What is the EU doing for human rights in this country – Nothing BUT extend the age which women can receive pensions.

          • overburdenddonkey

            i voted no to europe in 1976…even though as a school kid i was in favour…but once the uk joined that was it for me…the uk state has increased pensions age from 60 for both men and women, not the eu…the ESC recommended recently a 40% increase in uk state benefits…we’ll be totally isolated if we leave the eu, it’s difficult enough now fighting the state, it will be almost impossible to do so if we leave the eu…it was the eu that forced the uk to set up the scottish devolved parliament….not labour…”The international situation generally – i.e. quite apart from the CoE – had also changed since 1989 in the respect that there were now other sanctions available for use against any government that failed to maintain the required democratic standards. For example, the European Union’s Intergovernmental Conference in 1996 agreed that
            this would entail the suspension of that country’s rights of membership, including its voting rights in the EU Council.”
            http://www.electricscotland.com/independence/story.pdf
            “Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown both ostentatiously boycotted the opening of the Scottish Parliament itself, and later the Holyrood building, in order to demonstrate their personal opposition, and that of the Labour Party, to the whole devolution project.”
            yet crash claims recently that it was labour that willingly set up the devolved scotparl…..

            • obd

              I beg to differ but it was the EU that raised the pension age for women, the uk sent in a token man as a red herring to the European courts to have his pension age reduced to that of a woman’s i.e. 60years old under the equal rights act.
              The EU raised womens pension age instead as I predicted it would and the UK slapped another year on top of that.

              • ps
                How many Scots living or working in EU voted for a Yes to independence?
                The only time the EU back anything the people want is when they know it can be defeated.
                The European parliament has become a costly white elephant.

                • overburdenddonkey

                  atm all parliaments are costly white elephants….to vote in indyscot ref, one has to live in scotland…the yes alliance favours eu membership…

              • overburdenddonkey

                where’s the link to that info….? how come germany has recently lowered it’s retirement age? and if true the uk could have vetoed it..MEN also lost pension rights (pgc) from 60 and any MEN with co pensions had to cash them in to get it, so it meant that men are forced to work on to 65 to get both co pension and state pension @ least women as is now could get state pension @ 62+ a few months AND co pension, men cannot….i note that you have not answered my other points nor connected them to the benefits of being in the eu…the state and co pension age for men and women should be reduced to 60, and retirement encouraged @ 63…

                • Other benefits of being in the EU?
                  I don’t see any being enacted unless it is against it’s own eu member-Russia, who practically won the war for us against the fascists.
                  The EU is fascist in nature, more in favour of sanctions, embargo’s and bans than anything constructive, our fishing industry has been decimated because of the quota’s imposed by Europe.

                • overburdenddonkey

                  yes the ussr defeated nazi germany…the uk is fascist by nature we have no democracy, i am fully aware of that…that we have no democracy is the problem…i am aware of fishing quota problems, drag nets and unsustainable fisheries practices, it is a scandal…but without the eu our problems would be far worse than they are now…the problem is neoliberalism…we need to come together as a people and demand change…

                • We do need to come together and fight neoliberalism I agree, but worldwide, not in the elitist club called Europe which is letting a lot of the poorer countries down badly and is in favour of immigration and freedom of movement for the rich more than the poor.

                • error – is in favour of freedom of movement for the rich and talented not the poor and untalented.

                • overburdenddonkey

                  we fight neoliberalism anyway we can and certainly not by scapegoating the poor….

                • OBD

                  I don’t scapegoat the poor, if and when we are in a position to bring in migrants I think it should be a mixed bag who are not in favour of voting for right wing policies against the indigenous population.

                • overburdenddonkey

                  that’s a very mixed up reply…who is this we? ie we as a UK, with simultaneous support and condemnation of neoliberalism….of course they want to encourage the global rich to reside in the UK se and london…the whole plan is to create a large voting pool to ensure neoliberalism always is in power, that’s how it works…an indyscot would have destroyed that bias…
                  http://www.scot-buzz.co.uk/business-economy/gordie%E2%80%99s-devo-max-it%E2%80%99s-looking-more-tk-maxx

                • OBD
                  You are trying to say it is neo-liberalist to try and control your own borders and immigration, I’m afraid I don’t agree with you, I think it is common sense, especially when the infrastructure is stretched to it’s limit.
                  We are a small island, was Scotland planning on having unlimitied immigration?

                • overburdenddonkey

                  and you are trying to put words into my mouth…all people are welcome to scotland, we have plenty of room…over 5 acres/person here…less than 12% of the UK is built on, much of it very badly utilized..but i’ve already said this many times, i am not going to keep repeating myself…
                  …infrastructure is poor coz the bankers were not jailed and the people were not bailed out…that is the way of neoliberalism, it feeds the rich and starves the poor…it is not about sensible border controls, but scapegoating the poor for what neoliberalism is doing globally to the poor…

                • I don’t see why people should have to leave home and country in order to alleviate poverty, they should be staying put and fighting their own neoliberalists, dictators etc. we can help but not by bringing the world to England or Scotland, there has to be a line drawn somewhere.

                  We know about the banks profitting over the poor, the elitists ruling over the plebs etc., but all we can do is keep on fighting, not accept more neoliberalists as immigrants, because that is all Tory, ukip and even labour want to bring into the country.

                • overburdenddonkey

                  but can’t you see all you’re doing is repeating neoliberal policy?
                  i’ve already explained why…

            • I’m talking about redressing the imbalance of power which is at the moment predominantly right wing, that is why the mainstream parties have moved to the right.

              How have you explained why i am supposedly being neoliberalist, you have just denied it saying I am putting words into your mouth.

              I’m beginning to wonder just what you stand for, you don’t care that would be migrants are being selected on the basis of wealth, education or those who can support themselves, until they can get a job undermining wages in this country out of desperation, because both major parties plan to deny benefits to poor migrants.

              You are in favour of a universal basic income for all, giving more money to those that are already rich and will be profitting from rent money that would have to be part of a basic income and would not come without strings attached.
              Therefore the rich will be getting more than basic income if they own private rents also and will never have to work again.

              • overburdenddonkey

                fortress uk solves nothing…i have already said “that’s a very mixed up reply…who is this we? ie we as a UK, with simultaneous support and condemnation of neoliberalism….of course they want to encourage the global rich to reside in the UK se and london…the whole plan is to create a large voting pool to ensure neoliberalism always is in power, that’s how it works…an indyscot would have destroyed that bias…”
                i’ll say no more goodbye…

                • There is nothing mixed up about me OBD and it’s no good thinking of what could have been, I’m as disappointed as you regarding independence and I don’t live in Scotland.

    • Yes do research Fenriss – GF is one of the best the researchers.

  58. we are all “escapegoats”

    • “THE DWP’S KNEE JERK REACTION TO MITIGATE THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE LOOMING EU MORTALITY STATISTICS INQUIRY”

      ……….todays news, (PROPAGANDA FOR THE STOCK FROM THE BBC);

      The government is launching an advertising campaign urging benefit claimants to report changes in circumstances or face prison.

      It also wants people to report those suspected of committing benefit fraud, which is estimated to cost £1bn a year.

      The poster campaign is being extended across almost 50 towns and cities.

      Work and Pensions Minister Mark Harper said those cheating the system were also facing “new and better” methods of detection by police and officials.

      Calls to the government’s benefits fraud hotline topped 150,000 in the past year, an average of more than 600 per working day.

      Most of the posters bear questions such as “Claiming benefits?”, “More money coming in?” and “Partner moved in?”

      They urge the public: “Tell us or risk a penalty,” and provide a telephone number.

      Mr Harper said: “We are giving benefit claimants every opportunity to tell us if their circumstances have changed, as the majority do.

      “But those who cheat the system need to know we will use everything in our power to stop them stealing money from hardworking taxpayers, and that they could land themselves in jail when they’re caught.”

      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

      ………………………………………… I WOULD TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO REPORT A CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES BEFORE I AM INCARCERATED………………………

      Fourteen years ago i was judged to be “disabled for life” by fully qualified doctors working on behalf of the DWP…………..
      Using a renegade company, ATOS, not recognised by any health organisation, ONLY BY THE sECRETARY OF STATE, my benefits were stolen to order……………….
      My change of circumstance is simple, i have been left to exist on £32 per week since last july, some fifteen months ago.
      Less than half the amount afforded to an able bodied person.

      This action is in breach of Disability Discrimination Acts, Equality Acts and MULTIPLE BREACHES OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT.

      IF I SHOULD DIE AS A RESULT OF THESE HEINOUS ACTIONS OF ATTRITION BY OUR GOVERNMENT ON THE POOREST AND DISABLED, I WOULD LIKE THIS STATEMENT TO BE READ OUT IN THE COURTS THAT WOULD FOLLOW……………………….

      • Mark Harper, yes the same MARK HARPER who was forced to quit as Immigration Minister because his cleaner did not have a valid visa document………………………..
        Don’t make me fucking laugh!

        The same scumbag who employed an illegal on poverty wages…………..

        • According to the BBC fodder for the stock, the police are to be used to weedle out the benefit cheats……………….

          “I think i would start at your own department, the rest would be history”

  59. “YOU CAN ALWAYS TRUST THE POLICE TO FIND A BENEFIT CHEAT”

    ……………Imagine what the penalty would have been if this Brazillian electrician had been found to have not reported a “CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCE”

    Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian electrician mistakenly gunned down by anti-terrorist police at Stockwell tube station, was shot eight times, an inquest was told today.

    Mr De Menezes, 27, died on Friday, the day after the failed suicide bombings on London’s transport network. Details of how he died were confirmed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

    An inquest, which was opened into his death earlier today at Southwark coroners court, heard that he was shot seven times in the head and once in the shoulder.

    Eyewitnesses to the shooting had reported he had been shot five times after failing to stop when challenged by the plain-clothes officers. His family are considering legal action.

    • ……………..surely not the same police who beat a handicapped newspaper seller to the ground using an extended asp police baton on the back of his legs causing a major trauma that took his life……………….
      …………….the same police who tried to hush the murder up by employing an Indian coroner to overlook the internal bleeding due to his fall, the coroner who was later barred for life when it emerged he had falsified many deaths on behalf of the same police………………

      • “IN MEMORY OF THOSE THE DWP CHOSE TO KILL”

        …………….by Samuel Miller.

        @Hephaestus7 Samuel Miller
        @ mention Twitter profile »

        Just updated this tragic list of welfare-related deaths of UK’s sick and disabled. They shall be remembered forever.

        Terry McGarvey, 48. Dangerously ill from polycytheamia, Terry asked for an ambulance to be called during his Work Capability Assessment. He knew that he wasn’t well enough to attend his WCA but feared that his benefits would be stopped if he did not.
        He died the following day.
        Elaine Lowe, 53. Suffering from COPD and fearful of losing her benefits. In desperation, Elaine chose to commit suicide.
        Mark Wood, 44. Found fit for work by Atos, against his Doctors advice and assertions that he had complex mental health problems. Starved to death after benefits stopped, weighing only 5st 8lb when he died.
        Paul Reekie, 48, the Leith based Poet and Author. Suffered from severe depression. Committed suicide after DWP stopped his benefits due to an Atos ‘fit for work’ decision.
        Leanne Chambers, 30. Suffered depression for many years which took a turn for the worst when she was called in for a WCA. Leanne committed suicide soon after.
        Karen Sherlock, 44. Multiple health issues. Found fit for work by Atos and denied benefits. Fought a long battle to get placed into the support group of ESA. Karen died the following month of a heart attack.
        Carl Payne, 42. Fears of losing his lifeline benefits due to welfare reform led this Father of two to take his own life.
        Tim Salter, 53. Blind and suffering from Agoraphobia. Tim hanged himself after Atos found him fit for work and stopped his benefits.
        Edward Jacques, 47 years old and suffering from HIV and Hepatitis C. Edward had a history of severe depression and self-harm. He took a fatal overdose after Atos found him fit for work and stopped his benefits.
        Linda Wootton, 49 years old. A double heart and lung transplant patient. Died just nine days after the government found her fit for work, their refusal letter arriving as she lay desperately ill in her hospital bed.
        Steven Cawthra, 55. His benefits stopped by the DWP and with rising debts, he saw suicide as the only way out of a desperate situation
        Elenore Tatton, 39 years old. Died just weeks after the government found her fit for work.
        John Walker, 57, saddled with debt because of the bedroom tax, John took his own life.
        Brian McArdle, 57 years old. Suffered a fatal heart attack the day after his disability benefits were stopped.
        Stephen Hill, 53. Died of a heart attack one month after being found fit for work, even though he was waiting for major heart surgery.
        Jacqueline Harris, 53. A former Nurse who could hardly walk was found fit for work by Atos and her benefits withdrawn. in desperation, she took her own life.
        David Barr, 28. Suffering from severe mental difficulties. Threw himself from a bridge after being found fit for work by Atos and failing his appeal.
        David Groves, 56. Died of a heart attack the night before taking his work capability assessment. His widow claimed that it was the stress that killed him.
        Nicholas Peter Barker, 51. Shot himself after being told his benefits were being stopped. He was unable to work after a brain haemorrhage left him paralysed down one side.
        Mark and Helen Mullins, 48 and 59 years old. Forced to live on £57.50 a week and make 12 mile trips each week to get free vegetables to make soup. Mark and Helen both committed suicide.
        Richard Sanderson, 44. Unable to find a job and with his housing benefit cut forcing him to move, but with nowhere to go. Richard committed suicide.
        Martin Rust, 36 years old. A schizophrenic man who killed himself two months after the government found him fit to work.
        Craig Monk, 43. A vulnerable gentleman and a partial amputee who slipped so far into poverty that he hanged himself.
        Colin Traynor, 29, and suffering from epilepsy was stripped of his benefits. He appealed. Five weeks after his death his family found he had won his appeal.
        Elaine Christian, 57 years old. Worried about her work capability assessment, she was subsequently found at Holderness drain, drowned and with ten self inflicted wrist wounds.
        Christelle and Kayjah Pardoe, 32 years and 5 month old. Pregnant, her benefits stopped, Christelle, clutching her baby son jumped from a third floor balcony.
        Mark Scott, 46. His DLA and housing benefit stopped and sinking into deep depression, Mark died six weeks later.
        Cecilia Burns, 51. Found fit for work while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She died just a few weeks after she won her appeal against the Atos decision.
        Chris Cann, 57 years old. Found dead in his home just months after being told he had to undergo a medical assessment to prove he could not work.
        Peter Hodgson, 49. Called to JCP to see if he was suitable for volunteer work. Peter had suffered a stroke, a brain haemorrhage and had a fused leg. His appointment letter arrived a few days after he took his own life.
        Paul Willcoxsin, 33 years old. Suffered with mental health problems and worried about government cuts. Paul committed suicide by hanging himself.
        Stephanie Bottrill, 53. After paying £80 a month for bedroom tax, Stephanie could not afford heating in the winter, and lived on tinned custard. In desperation, she chose to walk in front of a lorry.
        Larry Newman suffered from a degenerative lung condition, his weight dropping from 10 to 7 stone. Atos awarded him zero points, he died just three months after submitting his appeal.
        Paul Turner, 52 years old. After suffering a heart attack, he was ordered to find a job in February. In April Paul died from ischaemic heart disease.
        Christopher Charles Harkness, 39. After finding out that the funding for his care home was being withdrawn, this man who suffered with mental health issues, took his own life.
        Sandra Louise Moon, 57. Suffering from a degenerative back condition, depression and increasingly worried about losing her incapacity benefit. Sandra committed suicide by taking an overdose.
        Lee Robinson, 39 years old. Took his own life after his housing benefit and council tax were taken away from him.
        David Coupe, 57. A Cancer sufferer found fit for work by Atos in 2012. David lost his sight, then his hearing, then his mobility, and then his life.
        Michael McNicholas, 34. Severely depressed and a recovering alcoholic. Michael committed suicide after being called in for a Work Capability Assessment by Atos.
        Victor Cuff, 59 and suffering from severe depression. Victor hanged himself after the DWP stopped his benefits.
        Charles Barden, 74. Charles committed suicide by hanging due to fears that the Bedroom Tax would leave him destitute and unable to cope.
        Ian Caress, 43. Suffered multiple health issues and deteriorating eyesight. Ian was found fit for work by Atos, he died ten months later having lost so much weight that his family said that he resembled a concentration camp victim.
        Iain Hodge, 30. Suffered from the life threatening illness, Hughes Syndrome. Found fit for work by Atos and benefits stopped, Iain took his own life.
        Wayne Grew, 37. Severely depressed due to government cuts and the fear of losing his job, Wayne committed suicide by hanging.
        Kevin Bennett, 40. Kevin a sufferer of schizophrenia and mental illness became so depressed after his JSA was stopped that he became a virtual recluse. Kevin was found dead in his flat several months later.
        David Elwyn Hughs Harries, 48. A disabled man who could no longer cope after his parents died, could find no help from the government via benefits. David took an overdose as a way out of his solitude.
        Denis Jones, 58. A disabled man crushed by the pressures of government cuts, in particular the Bedroom Tax, and unable to survive by himself. Denis was found dead in his flat.
        Shaun Pilkington, 58. Unable to cope any more, Shaun shot himself dead after receiving a letter from the DWP informing him that his ESA was being stopped.
        Paul ?, 51. Died in a freezing cold flat after his ESA was stopped. Paul appealed the decision and won on the day that he lost his battle to live.
        Chris MaGuire, 61. Deeply depressed and incapable of work, Chris was summonsed by Atos for a Work Capability Assessment and deemed fit for work. On appeal, a judge overturned the Atos decision and ordered them to leave him alone for at least a year, which they did not do. In desperation, Chris took his own life, unable to cope anymore.
        Peter Duut, a Dutch national with terminal cancer living in the UK for many years found that he was not entitled to benefits unless he was active in the labour market. Peter died leaving his wife destitute, and unable to pay for his funeral.
        George Scollen, age unknown. Took his own life after the government closed the Remploy factory he had worked in for 40 years.
        Julian Little, 47. Wheelchair bound and suffering from kidney failure, Julian faced the harsh restrictions of the Bedroom Tax and the loss of his essential dialysis room. He died shortly after being ordered to downgrade.
        Miss DE, Early 50’s. Suffering from mental illness, this lady committed suicide less than a month after an Atos assessor gave her zero points and declared her fit for work.
        Robert Barlow, 47. Suffering from a brain tumour, a heart defect and awaiting a transplant, Robert was deemed fit for work by Atos and his benefits were withdrawn. He died penniless less than two years later.
        Carl Joseph Foster-Brown, 58. As a direct consequence of the wholly unjustifiable actions of the Job centre and DWP, this man took his own life.
        Martin Hadfield, 20 years old. Disillusioned with the lack of jobs available in this country but too proud to claim benefits. Utterly demoralised, Martin took his own life by hanging himself.
        Annette Francis, 30. A mum-of-one suffering from severe mental illness, found dead after her disability benefits were ceased.
        Ian Jordan, 60. His benefits slashed after Atos and the DWP declared Ian, a sufferer of Barratt’s Oesophagus, fit for work, caused him to run up massive debts in order to survive. Ian was found dead in his flat after taking an overdose.
        Janet McCall, 53. Terminally ill with pulmonary fibrosis and declared ‘Fit for Work’ by Atos and the DWP, this lady died 5 months after her benefits were stopped.
        Stuart Holley, 23. A man driven to suicide by the DWP’s incessant pressure and threat of sanctions for not being able to find a job.
        Graham Shawcross, 63. A sufferer of the debilitating disease, Addison’s. Died of a heart attack due to the stress of an Atos ‘Fit for Work’ decision.
        David Clapson, 59 years old. A diabetic ex-soldier deprived of the means to survive by the DWP and the governments harsh welfare reforms, David died all but penniless, starving and alone, his electricity run out.
        Chris Smith, 59. Declared ‘Fit for Work’ by Atos as he lay dying of Cancer in his hospital bed.
        Nathan Hartwell, 36, died of heart failure after an 18-month battle with the ­Department for Works and Pensions.
        Michael Connolly, 60. A Father of One, increasingly worried about finances after his benefits were cut. Committed suicide by taking 13 times the fatal dose of prescription medicine on the 30th October – His Birthday.
        Jan Mandeville, 52, A lady suffering from Fibromyalgia, driven to the point of mental and physical breakdown by this governments welfare reforms. Jan was found dead in her home after battling the DWP for ESA and DLA.
        Trevor Drakard, 50 years old. A shy and reserved, severe epileptic who suffered regular and terrifying fits almost his entire life, hounded to suicide by the DWP who threatened to stop his life-line benefits.
        Death of a severely disabled Dorset resident, unnamed, who took her own life while battling the bedroom tax

        • RIP to all who have died as a result of this shower of murdering nazi’s crusade to make the sick/disabled and unemployed people bear the brunt of austerity. The people who can least afford to are made to suffer the most.

          This quote says it all: “The True Measure of Any Society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members” – Ghandi

          The UK fails on all fronts. A gigantic fail.

    • Most of the benefit cheats fraud are working within the DWP itself.

  60. ……….from the GUARDIAN;

    If you’re disabled, it’s not just Lord Freud who holds you in contempt
    The lives of Britain’s most vulnerable people have been hit far harder than any other group by austerity cuts and vilification

    Aditya Chakrabortty

    Daniel Pudles on disability and austerity ‘The disabled are being beaten harder than anyone else, yet no amount of guff about shirking will make them less disabled.’ Illustration: Daniel Pudles

    You’ll know the observation attributed to Gandhi that “the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members” – or, if not, you will recall a similar sentiment expressed by someone else. Samuel Johnson, Dietrich Bonhoeffer … just about anybody who’s ever appeared in a GCSE textbook has come up with such a line.

    For most of my life the truism has seemed precisely that: so uncontroversial as to be a cliche. Sure, you could argue the toss over what good treatment means, or who should be included among the vulnerable. But no matter how moth-eaten and means-tested their welfare state, how dilute their social democracy, the first world, G7-club British would never publicly repudiate their commitments to the sick, the elderly, the poor. Until the past four years, and the election of a government that treats disabled people with a scarcely believable callousness.

    The prompt for this piece is of course Lord Freud’s musings on whether people with disabilities should work for £2 an hour. Or, rather, it’s the debate that has dutifully followed in parliament and the press over what the welfare minister meant and whether in private he’s a sensitive flower. Because such semantics are entirely to miss the point. The comments are just the smallest injury Freud has dealt disabled people. Under the benefit reforms and spending cuts brought in by Freud and his colleagues Iain Duncan Smith, George Osborne and David Cameron, people with disabilities have been hit harder by austerity than any other group you might think of.

    To be disabled in post-2010 Britain is to be unsure when and whether your benefits will be paid because the new system keeps chopping and changing and growing historic backlogs – so that even a parliamentary select committee describes the switch-over as a “fiasco”. It’s to be constantly monitored on whether you really are disabled, because the Department for Work and Pensions is animated by only one idea: that someone, somewhere, is claiming something to which they’re not entitled.

    It’s also to hear that the private firm doing the assessments declares as fit for work people on the verge of death, such as Linda Wootton, whose employment and support allowance (ESA) was cut off while she lay in a hospital bed, drowning in her own body fluids. It’s to rely on social care, which is now just someone popping by on a flying visit, forever on their way to the next “client”. It’s to see your benefits slashed and to hear of more cuts to come. And it’s to be classified as a scrounger – for the cardinal sin of not being as well as other people.

    Anyone who relies on public services and welfare – the unemployed, the young and very elderly and the low-paid – will recognise some of the above. But the point about people with disabilities is that they often rely on a range of services from the welfare state. The worse your impairments, the more you’ll need public support – not just specific disability benefits such as ESA, but housing benefit and social care too.

    The bedroom tax might as well have been explicitly designed to wreak havoc for any disabled people who need an extra room for equipment or a carer. And historic cuts to local government budgets mean that care is being slashed.

    A relatively small group is being whacked again and again by Cameron and co. Researchers at the thinktank Demos last year observed that 120,000 faced a “triple whammy” of losing a number of core disability benefits all at once; 99,000 would see cuts to four benefits at once. At the same time, the Centre for Welfare Reform estimated that, compared with the average, people with disabilities would be hit nine times harder by austerity; the total hit for those with severe disabilities would be 19 times greater.

    Going by GDP data, this country has never been so wealthy. It certainly has the money to look after a group that Gandhi and you and I would recognise as being among our most vulnerable. Indeed, just a few weeks ago, the PM announced that, if re-elected, he would find the cash to cut tax bills for high earners.

    Which leads me to the conclusion that the reason coalition ministers don’t mind slashing entitlements for disabled people, are quite happy to use them as guinea pigs for new benefits that don’t work, and to chuck them at incompetents such as Atos, is because they couldn’t care less. That’s also the most generous interpretation one can put on the comments made by Freud. A man who’s been working at the heart of government for six years and who was once a journalist for the FT can’t be described as inarticulate. If his words, or those similar comments made by senior Tories Philip Davies or Andrew Selous, were carelessly chosen it is because the speakers don’t care about the people they’re airily discussing.

    Contempt for disabled people runs right through coalition policy. Just look at how the government is scrapping the Independent Living Fund (ILF) – a small cash pot that ensures about 19,000 severely disabled people get the support they need to live in their communities. The court of appeal last year declared the fund’s closure illegal; but armed with some extra paperwork Duncan Smith and his ministers reannounced its abolition by next March.

    Ever since, as the tireless blogger Kate Belgrave has documented, the Disabled People against Cuts and other campaigners have mounted increasingly dramatic protests – and this week they go to the Royal Courts of Justice. We should all hope they win. If they lose, thousands of severely disabled people will either be prisoners in their own home or shut up in a far more expensive residential care facility.

    This isn’t a partisan issue. Freud got his first job from Gordon Brown, and Ed Miliband has no plans to save the ILF or to significantly deviate from the coalition’s cuts. In our name the political classes are destroying the lives of disabled people: through cuts, through anxiety and through vilification.

    The coalition has so thoroughly vilified “scroungers” that hate crimes against people with disabilities are rising year on year: up 13% since 2011. Forty per cent of incidents are violent. Take the visually impaired man walking in Brighton last year, who was asked by a stranger what it was like to be blind – before being set on fire. Campaigner Paula Peters tells me she’s been spat at in the street, while friends in wheelchairs have been shoved into oncoming traffic.

    Austerity is the incompetent treatment of the symptoms of a dysfunctional economy rather than its cause. Housing benefit bill too high? Don’t build more council houses, cut welfare! Paying too much in tax credits? Don’t get employers to pay more, cut benefits! Rather than help create decent jobs, Cameron and Freud prefer to drive Britons off welfare into cut-price employment. That logic is at its most naked and futile in the treatment of disabled people. They are being beaten harder than anyone else; yet no amount of guff about shirking will suddenly make them less disabled.

    The day before writing this I spoke to Angela Smith. A master’s graduate from Warwick, she has cerebral palsy. After being made redundant in 2011, she has just landed herself a new job. But she did it despite the government, not because of it. The jobcentre was no use and neither was her employment agency. Now she’s back in an office, the state’s Access to Work scheme is taking ages to provide the necessary help. That’s something Freud might care to help with. As Smith points out, support would have been much more use to her than the threat of sanctions and cuts. “David Cameron’s son had a very similar condition to me,” she told me. “I don’t understand why he can’t use his personal experience in making better policies.”

    • It seems the Guardian is scared to post my comments. Just give then a Cease & desist letter & stop being scared.

    • Geoff;
      I e-mailed the Guardian’s letters page regarding this article. I quoted a House of Lords debate you brought up recently on these threads, the one where Freud couldn’t think of a better word than “stockpile” to describe the disabled unemployed. It probably won’t get printed, though, without a date for the day this debate took place. Just saying it’s recorded in Hansard may not be sufficient. If you could come up with this date, I’ll try sending the letter again…

  61. Government posters to target benefit fraud

    Back to the Labour Party’s ‘No Ifs, No Buts’ criminalisation of welfare claimants.

  62. Bored g4s security guards conspiring with JCP kapos on their fag breaks to target and provoke individual claimants for a bit of action.

  63. Are g4s gathering intelligence on claimants in support of their extended private security interests?

  64. Very lucky if poll a tricks can get through till Christmas without being Not Fir For Purpose.

  65. Dare not take time out to think about how much of the dignity of Civil Liberties that have been lost in the UK, the evoking of a horrendous nightmare whatever the political persuasion.

  66. October 21st

    Occupy London @OccupyLondon 1 hour ago

    Protestors arrested then dearrested with arrival of Baroness @GreenJennyJones

    Watch this at 15mins #olsx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W77mnfAM2uk

    • We sit on the verge of a revolution OBI…………..
      This is the thin end of the wedge as the lies about our expanding economy has come back to bite them earlier than expected.

      “Build a system that only a fool can use, and only a fool will use it”

      The country is wrong and the politicians are obviously right, or is this the wrong way round?

  67. UK Welfare Reform Deaths ~ Updated List ~ October 21st 2014

    Black Triangle – 21st October 2014

    Updated tragic list of welfare-related deaths of UK’s sick and/or disabled people. This is the tip on the iceberg:

    They shall be remembered forevermore.

    Avenge the dead. Resuscitate the living. We must fight on for freedom from Westminster’s murderous policies and support the struggle of all Britain’s sick and/or disabled people simultaneously. Saor Alba.

    Terry McGarvey, 48. Dangerously ill from polycytheamia, Terry asked for an ambulance to be called during his Work Capability Assessment. He knew that he wasn’t well enough to attend his WCA but feared that his benefits would be stopped if he did not. He died the following day.

    Elaine Lowe, 53. Suffering from COPD and fearful of losing her benefits. In desperation, Elaine chose to commit suicide.

    Mark Wood, 44. Found fit for work by Atos, against his Doctors advice and assertions that he had complex mental health problems. Starved to death after benefits stopped, weighing only 5st 8lb when he died.

    Paul Reekie, 48, the Leith based Poet and Author. Suffered from severe depression. Committed suicide after DWP stopped his benefits due to an Atos ‘fit for work’ decision.

    Leanne Chambers, 30. Suffered depression for many years which took a turn for the worst when she was called in for a WCA. Leanne committed suicide soon after.

    Karen Sherlock, 44. Multiple health issues. Found fit for work by Atos and denied benefits. Fought a long battle to get placed into the support group of ESA. Karen died the following month of a heart attack.

    Carl Payne, 42. Fears of losing his lifeline benefits due to welfare reform led this Father of two to take his own life.

    Tim Salter, 53. Blind and suffering from Agoraphobia. Tim hanged himself after Atos found him fit for work and stopped his benefits.

    Edward Jacques, 47 years old and suffering from HIV and Hepatitis C. Edward had a history of severe depression and self-harm. He took a fatal overdose after Atos found him fit for work and stopped his benefits.

    Linda Wootton, 49 years old. A double heart and lung transplant patient. Died just nine days after the government found her fit for work, their refusal letter arriving as she lay desperately ill in her hospital bed.

    Steven Cawthra, 55. His benefits stopped by the DWP and with rising debts, he saw suicide as the only way out of a desperate situation

    Elenore Tatton, 39 years old. Died just weeks after the government found her fit for work.

    John Walker, 57, saddled with debt because of the bedroom tax, John took his own life.

    Brian McArdle, 57 years old. Suffered a fatal heart attack the day after his disability benefits were stopped.

    Stephen Hill, 53. Died of a heart attack one month after being found fit for work, even though he was waiting for major heart surgery.

    Jacqueline Harris, 53. A former Nurse who could hardly walk was found fit for work by Atos and her benefits withdrawn. in desperation, she took her own life.

    David Barr, 28. Suffering from severe mental difficulties. Threw himself from a bridge after being found fit for work by Atos and failing his appeal.

    David Groves, 56. Died of a heart attack the night before taking his work capability assessment. His widow claimed that it was the stress that killed him.

    Nicholas Peter Barker, 51. Shot himself after being told his benefits were being stopped. He was unable to work after a brain haemorrhage left him paralysed down one side.

    Mark and Helen Mullins, 48 and 59 years old. Forced to live on £57.50 a week and make 12 mile trips each week to get free vegetables to make soup. Mark and Helen both committed suicide.

    Richard Sanderson, 44. Unable to find a job and with his housing benefit cut forcing him to move, but with nowhere to go. Richard committed suicide.

    Martin Rust, 36 years old. A schizophrenic man who killed himself two months after the government found him fit to work.

    Craig Monk, 43. A vulnerable gentleman and a partial amputee who slipped so far into poverty that he hanged himself.

    Colin Traynor, 29, and suffering from epilepsy was stripped of his benefits. He appealed. Five weeks after his death his family found he had won his appeal.

    Elaine Christian, 57 years old. Worried about her work capability assessment, she was subsequently found at Holderness drain, drowned and with ten self inflicted wrist wounds.

    Christelle and Kayjah Pardoe, 32 years and 5 month old. Pregnant, her benefits stopped, Christelle, clutching her baby son jumped from a third floor balcony.

    Mark Scott, 46. His DLA and housing benefit stopped and sinking into deep depression, Mark died six weeks later.

    Cecilia Burns, 51. Found fit for work while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She died just a few weeks after she won her appeal against the Atos decision.

    Chris Cann, 57 years old. Found dead in his home just months after being told he had to undergo a medical assessment to prove he could not work.

    Peter Hodgson, 49. Called to JCP to see if he was suitable for volunteer work. Peter had suffered a stroke, a brain haemorrhage and had a fused leg. His appointment letter arrived a few days after he took his own life.

    Paul Willcoxsin, 33 years old. Suffered with mental health problems and worried about government cuts. Paul committed suicide by hanging himself.

    Stephanie Bottrill, 53. After paying £80 a month for bedroom tax, Stephanie could not afford heating in the winter, and lived on tinned custard. In desperation, she chose to walk in front of a lorry.

    Larry Newman suffered from a degenerative lung condition, his weight dropping from 10 to 7 stone. Atos awarded him zero points, he died just three months after submitting his appeal.

    Paul Turner, 52 years old. After suffering a heart attack, he was ordered to find a job in February. In April Paul died from ischaemic heart disease.

    Christopher Charles Harkness, 39. After finding out that the funding for his care home was being withdrawn, this man who suffered with mental health issues, took his own life.

    Sandra Louise Moon, 57. Suffering from a degenerative back condition, depression and increasingly worried about losing her incapacity benefit. Sandra committed suicide by taking an overdose.

    Lee Robinson, 39 years old. Took his own life after his housing benefit and council tax were taken away from him.

    David Coupe, 57. A Cancer sufferer found fit for work by Atos in 2012. David lost his sight, then his hearing, then his mobility, and then his life.

    Michael McNicholas, 34. Severely depressed and a recovering alcoholic. Michael committed suicide after being called in for a Work Capability Assessment by Atos.

    Victor Cuff, 59 and suffering from severe depression. Victor hanged himself after the DWP stopped his benefits.

    Charles Barden, 74. Charles committed suicide by hanging due to fears that the Bedroom Tax would leave him destitute and unable to cope.

    Ian Caress, 43. Suffered multiple health issues and deteriorating eyesight. Ian was found fit for work by Atos, he died ten months later having lost so much weight that his family said that he resembled a concentration camp victim.

    Iain Hodge, 30. Suffered from the life threatening illness, Hughes Syndrome. Found fit for work by Atos and benefits stopped, Iain took his own life.

    Wayne Grew, 37. Severely depressed due to government cuts and the fear of losing his job, Wayne committed suicide by hanging.

    Kevin Bennett, 40. Kevin a sufferer of schizophrenia and mental illness became so depressed after his JSA was stopped that he became a virtual recluse. Kevin was found dead in his flat several months later.

    David Elwyn Hughs Harries, 48. A disabled man who could no longer cope after his parents died, could find no help from the government via benefits. David took an overdose as a way out of his solitude.

    Denis Jones, 58. A disabled man crushed by the pressures of government cuts, in particular the Bedroom Tax, and unable to survive by himself. Denis was found dead in his flat.

    Shaun Pilkington, 58. Unable to cope any more, Shaun shot himself dead after receiving a letter from the DWP informing him that his ESA was being stopped.

    Paul ?, 51. Died in a freezing cold flat after his ESA was stopped. Paul appealed the decision and won on the day that he lost his battle to live.

    Chris MaGuire, 61. Deeply depressed and incapable of work, Chris was summonsed by Atos for a Work Capability Assessment and deemed fit for work. On appeal, a judge overturned the Atos decision and ordered them to leave him alone for at least a year, which they did not do. In desperation, Chris took his own life, unable to cope anymore.

    Peter Duut, a Dutch national with terminal cancer living in the UK for many years found that he was not entitled to benefits unless he was active in the labour market. Peter died leaving his wife destitute, and unable to pay for his funeral.

    George Scollen, age unknown. Took his own life after the government closed the Remploy factory he had worked in for 40 years.

    Julian Little, 47. Wheelchair bound and suffering from kidney failure, Julian faced the harsh restrictions of the Bedroom Tax and the loss of his essential dialysis room. He died shortly after being ordered to downgrade.

    Miss DE, Early 50’s. Suffering from mental illness, this lady committed suicide less than a month after an Atos assessor gave her zero points and declared her fit for work.

    Robert Barlow, 47. Suffering from a brain tumour, a heart defect and awaiting a transplant, Robert was deemed fit for work by Atos and his benefits were withdrawn. He died penniless less than two years later.

    Carl Joseph Foster-Brown, 58. As a direct consequence of the wholly unjustifiable actions of the Job centre and DWP, this man took his own life.

    Martin Hadfield, 20 years old. Disillusioned with the lack of jobs available in this country but too proud to claim benefits. Utterly demoralised, Martin took his own life by hanging himself.

    Annette Francis, 30. A mum-of-one suffering from severe mental illness, found dead after her disability benefits were ceased.

    Ian Jordan, 60. His benefits slashed after Atos and the DWP declared Ian, a sufferer of Barratt’s Oesophagus, fit for work, caused him to run up massive debts in order to survive. Ian was found dead in his flat after taking an overdose.

    Janet McCall, 53. Terminally ill with pulmonary fibrosis and declared ‘Fit for Work’ by Atos and the DWP, this lady died 5 months after her benefits were stopped.

    Stuart Holley, 23. A man driven to suicide by the DWP’s incessant pressure and threat of sanctions for not being able to find a job.

    Graham Shawcross, 63. A sufferer of the debilitating disease, Addison’s. Died of a heart attack due to the stress of an Atos ‘Fit for Work’ decision.

    David Clapson, 59 years old. A diabetic ex-soldier deprived of the means to survive by the DWP and the governments harsh welfare reforms, David died all but penniless, starving and alone, his electricity run out.

    Chris Smith, 59. Declared ‘Fit for Work’ by Atos as he lay dying of Cancer in his hospital bed.

    Nathan Hartwell, 36, died of heart failure after an 18-month battle with the ­Department for Works and Pensions.

    Michael Connolly, 60. A Father of One, increasingly worried about finances after his benefits were cut. Committed suicide by taking 13 times the fatal dose of prescription medicine on the 30th October – His Birthday.

    Jan Mandeville, 52, A lady suffering from Fibromyalgia, driven to the point of mental and physical breakdown by this governments welfare reforms. Jan was found dead in her home after battling the DWP for ESA and DLA.

    Trevor Drakard, 50 years old. A shy and reserved, severe epileptic who suffered regular and terrifying fits almost his entire life, hounded to suicide by the DWP who threatened to stop his life-line benefits.

    Death of a severely disabled Dorset resident, unnamed, who took her own life while battling the bedroom tax.

    May their deaths be avenged.
    http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2014/10/21/uk-welfare-reform-deaths-updated-list-october-21st-2014/

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