Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by Frankie Jack, Jul 7, 2012.
her daughters words.
No shit Sherlock
Government cuts to social services might be biggest cause to increase in deaths
Ever notice that when government wants to cover their ass, they always cite privacy concerns?
Today, I think this is the biggest misery of so called democratically elected govts. They love to invest hugely in their lavish spending on favourite projects and on their own-self. While poor(civil) masses who can't revolt easily are getting suppressed to pay for their ruler's greed. These people just keep sucking the blood of innocents till it lasts.
David Knight,. 29, St. Austell.
Christopher Sever, Hull.
RIP: When will people take more cogniscance of what is happening
I always wonder when I read through the kind of horrific stories we see in this thread what effect they would have on the 'average' Tory voter, not the ideologue leaders but those who let it happen. Many of course will have no idea at all about it, would be truly appalled if they knew, might change their minds about their vote if they knew. Others, sadly a greater number I fear, have a vague knowledge of it, somewhere in the back of their minds alongside the knowledge about a bomb somewhere in Istanbul, but seek to keep it in that place, out of emotional reach, drifting into the forgotten ether. Some may veer on the 'these people had it coming anyway' side, others more on the 'yes well I'm sure there's the odd tragic mistake but things were too lax before and I'm sure they're doing their best to make sure it doesn't happen again.' I'd like them all to be forced to watch the funerals of a few of these people, Clockwork Orange style, and see what happens then.
Tories arent ignorant of what theyve done. They dont give a fuck. It's war.
hows your claim for PIP and ESA going? sounds like yer in the thick of it from what you're saying.
Couldn't find non right wing link
young man of 18
David in better times.
btw, its interesting that the right wing press are covering this, sensing change in public mood?
Daily Mirror articles:
Teen desperate for work took his life after being 'belittled' by Jobcentre staff
DWP asked to review case of 'belittled' jobseeker, 18, who took his own life
The Tories just slipped out 3 years of damning figures about disability cuts
Thousands with progressive and mental illnesses lose their disability benefits in cruel Tory cut
The figures, covering April 2013 to October 2016 and compiled by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), were slipped out without fanfare on the government's website today
Mirror so the sentiment is right but the figures need checked.
did you not try the mirror? Teen desperate for work took his life after being 'belittled' by Jobcentre staff
And here's another one:
Seriously ill man dies after the DWP wrote to his GP telling them not to issue sick notes | EvolvePolitics.com
Interesting DWP tactic of telling doctors not to issue sick notes. What can the DWP do if a doctor decides, in their professional opinion, to issue one anyway?
Nothing, except the usual clusterfuck of calling the person to an assessment, which they're perfectly willing to do over and over again.
The GP letter thing has been an issue for some time. Unlike what you've alluded to the issue is with more with GPs than the DWP. Not having a go but until you have one in your hand you really can't comprehend just how bad/confusing DWP letters are.
Someone will correct me but:- The DWP treat the whole claim as a series of virtual procedural distinct phases. Whilst we all agree DWP letters are a bit vague/confusing...... what the letter says is We have decided that this person is fit for work....... therefore we have ended the assessment phase; which you have supported with fit notes. We can no longer accept fit notes for that phase (as it's closed) but if you still believe that your patient is not fit for work you can still support them and write fit notes for this new/next/current phase.
It's a bit like you're not eligible for Contribution based JSA letter which decided not to mention that they were still looking into your Income based JSA claim
There are good GPs there are bad GPs and as humans they make mistakes. You have to give them a bit of leeway - stress-full job dealing with people who can be complete cunts when they don't get their way!
That 7-10 year education also means once you explain what the letter means i.e. educate them nobody else will have the same issue!
Written by her son, Paul Bate, on Atos Miracles Facebook
I, Susan Bate
Susan Bate was my mom, she was a single parent who worked while my Nan looked after me. Five years later my brother was born (his dad did a runner before the birth).
My brother was born with cerebral palsy and learning disabilities so Sue had to give up work to become his full time carer. This was in a time when being a single mother was frowned upon but she did her best to raise us and we never went without. She fulfilled the role of mother and father more than adequately doing the decorating, gardening, repairs and sweeping the chimney (we still had a coal fire at the time).
Later, my grandmother became ill and Sue had to become her full time carer, as well as looking after elderly neighbours who lived alone. On top of all this she took in numerous stray animals and helped to re-home many of them.
My grandmother eventually died and Sue never recovered from the bereavement and fell into severe depression. Her physical health also started to deteriorate from the effects of pushing my gran's wheelchair and lifting her in and out of it causing Sue to suffer osteoarthritis in her spine. She also suffered from crippling migraines and couldn't use monitors or be in artificial light for long without having an attack.
She became deaf in later life, this caused vertigo and she started to suffer with anxiety as a result of feeling vulnerable from not being able to adjust to deafness and also could no longer use the phone and struggled communicating with people she didn't know.
Although she never smoked in her life she also developed asthma.
Things first started getting difficult with the introduction of the bedroom tax, as I'd left home years ago and my brother was in supported living Sue was left in a three bedroom house she didn't need but had to pay tax on two bedrooms. Sue was desperate to move out as she was struggling with both the stairs and the bedroom tax but the council only offered her flats in rough areas, she was found stairs a challenge so a flat was not an option.
Then she had to go in for a fit for work assessment and was found fit for work even with her illnesses (no surprise as people with more severe illnesses have also been found fit for work).
All this started to affect Sue's health and the stress caused her to suffer high blood pressure.
Her doctor intervened and the job centre left her alone for a while, when she was sixty one the council gave her a bungalow so things got a bit better.
Just after her sixty third birthday she was called into the job centre for an interview and things got bad again.
She was interviewed by a young girl and spoke to like scum, she was told her illnesses would probably get better, she would have to learn to use the internet (Sue couldn't use monitors without a migraine attack) and start looking for work or have her benefits stopped, she was sixty three years old, 9 months off retirement and registered disabled.
She couldn't cope with all the worry and started to suffer from stress causing her blood pressure to rocket. Her increased blood pressure caused her to have a massive brain haemorrhage and she died four days later on the 14.12.2016 aged sixty three.
On the day of her death a letter was sent out from the health assessment advisory service calling her in for another assessment.
The bullying and Harassment from the DWP was too much for her to cope with and it was this stress that killed her, she was a victim of the policies of this vile Tory government.
None of it is about getting people into work but about cutting benefits and driving the sick and the vulnerable into early graves. My mother is just another victim of this state sanctioned euthanasia program. Anyone who works for these departments is responsible for the suffering and misery of thousands. People might say "they're just doing their job" but the Nazis were also just doing their job, just one used gas chambers and the other uses bureaucracy.
R.I.P. Susan Bate 03.09.1953 -14.12.2016
R.I.P. Susan Bate.
I have no words.
President Of The British Psyhocological Society on Benefit Sanctions and mental health.
Benefit claimants take to social media to describe DWP ‘hell’ and ‘abuse’
R.I.P. Susan Bate 03.09.1953 -14.12.2016
No words , sorry to hear this i know just a few typed words but honestly brought a tear to my eye that.
I know its wrong to think this and obvs dont want it to happen but surprised there has never been a attack on the staff in these offices/Job centres etc
Obvs they are just following instructions, must be a horrible job to do.
Dont think i could do it tbh
Also stuck a chord with me as my eldest sister was the born the same day as your mum
This whole thread is nothing short of utterly heartbreaking
Soldier traumatised by war died surrounded by letters from DWP
RIP Craig Scott
There would be more money available for the genuinely needy if people stopped claiming benefits when they could quite easily get by without them. And Labour supporters are the main culprits, in my opinion.
0/10 please troll harder.
Far more benefits go unclaimed that are lost to fraud and error.
Anyway, there are discussion threads for this topic; this isn't one.
Fuck off cunt.
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