Work Programme providers’ plea is an insult to everyone they have mishandled

20 Jun

Searing critique from the excellent Mike Sivier at Vox Political – do subscribe, we highly recommend – on the despicable triumvirate of government persecution of people TOO ILL TO WORK, corporate welfare recipients managing patently failing and unjust workfare schemes who now want still MORE money, and BBC lies and collusion. Time to chuck out the TV and get your news from bloggers telling the truth about what is happening? Just a thought. As ever, love and solidarity xxx

Vox Political

It isn’t very often one can say a news report was shocking – not because of the subject matter, but because of the way it was reported.

That was the situation tonight with the BBC’s item in which Work Programme providers complained that they need more money to “help” the most challenging jobseekers into work.

This group, of course, being benefit claimants in the work-related activity group of Employment and Support Allowance.

This group being the most consistently abused and neglected element of the new underclass created by the Conservative-led Coalition government, demonised and hated by the right-wing press, often attacked in the street (to judge from first-hand accounts), many of whom have been driven to suicide or death caused by their conditions, which have been worsened by the unacceptable (and to most people reading this, inconceivable) amount of stress the DWP, Atos (the private company assessing their fitness…

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