|Clearly the good weather and the football made the |
matter of work capability tests (which are in total disarray since
Atos threw in the towel, leaving Smith in the proverbial, the best place for him)
of even less interest to fat cat MPs.
With around 30 people a week dying after being
told that they were fit to work, the system is pretty much
state-sponsored murder of the poor and the sick, but out of
650 mps only 10 (that I can see) including the Speaker, bothered
to listen to the debate. Oh well, I suppose none of them
is likely to die after being sent back to work so why would they care?
(Not sure that is Sheila Gilmore speaking though. Looks like a bloke.)
|Recently the subject for discussion was a 32% pay rise for MPs|
As you can see this subject inspired considerably more interest.
Good idea Illy!
I'd also like to add to this post that a victim of the misery and niggardly system the the UK forces upon people is our blogging colleague the amazing Wee Ginger Dug. With a partner who suffers from vascular dementia, caring for him at home where he feels safe and loved, Paul is living from hand to mouth on what the UK government laughing calls carer's allowance.
Unlike some other carers he can't share the burden with anyone else. He doesn't have the capacity to get out and join in activities like for example, being a member of the shadow cabinet, or indeed anything else much apart from a little bit of shopping.
He writes an amazing blog though, because it's something he can do while he is in the house.
Readers and friends have urged him to set up a fund to help his partner and him to cope with what is not an easy situation. If you like this is Big Society in action. I tend to think of it as people being decent human beings when they live in a state with is only generous to people who fund political parties.