Monday, 16 June 2014

THEY OBVIOUSLY CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE DEATHS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENTS

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!


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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.

33 comments:

  1. Shocking - or it should be. Somehow it's just become what we expect from this overpaid and underworked talking shop. I notice even the chief turd in the sewage farm, IDS, can' t be bothered to attend a debate about the work of a department he collects a huge salary to be responsible for.

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    1. You wouldn't moins SO much if the thing worked passibly or even a bit. But it complete rubbish, like everything else iain Duncan Smith has touched in his entire life...total junk.

      It's been killing people who might have reasonably expected to live; even the company that was running it gave up on it. Like universal credit and every other project in the DWP it is a shambolic mess.

      But they don;t care because the only people affected by the shambles are beneath the contempt of the government.

      Get me out of this awful country.

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    2. They would do well to remember the fate that befell the CEAUCESCUS of Romania when the people finally exerted their own form of justice. This should apply to some of the animals in the DWP who enforce these criminal schemes which incidentally are not law but policy. Most legal challenges have been successful which is why they change every couple of weeks.

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    3. Yes, and neither the staff nor the claimants have a clue what is current.

      I have a couple of friends, both solicitors, who have a disabled child, and therefore have dealings with the DWP. The number of mistakes these people make... making assumptions, not reading the notes properly. it's unbelievable.

      Fortunately my friends are, as you would expect from lawyers, sharp as tacks, and know the legal situation so they don;t get away with it with them. But not every claimant has two legal experts on their side.

      I suspect that they think that what happened to the Romanian dictator as his ghastly wife could never happen here...

      Oh well...

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  2. I had just seen and thought 'Busy day at the office' but I find the really disappointing thing is that none of the minor partys could be bothered to turn up either.

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    1. Totally agree. There is credit for 10 people (at that point; there may have been fewer or more at other points). They are talking about a system that kills off 30 people a week.

      You'd have thought that all of them couldn have stirred their lazy stumps.

      Now I accept that there will be some who were doing other business, appearing at committees etc, but 10 people for a debate on something as important as this is a scandal and it reflects badly on every party.

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  3. Doc there wages and then see what happens, ohh look full house

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    1. HI there George.

      I'd love to see that happen. After all it's what would happen if you worked at Tesco.

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    2. Heh, remember how packed it was when they were discussing their raise?

      Might be worth sticking together another comparison shot.

      Crap like this is one of the reasons I think tying politicians wages to a national stipend is a good idea. Or we could just sack the lot of them, but that's what we're trying to do in September, right?

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    3. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/jan/10/mps-call-pay-rise-survey

      Good idea... I'll do that.

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  4. Normal situation for Westminster. I think everyone has said what I would have said and I am disappointed that there were not members of the smaller parties there, but then would we know.

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    1. You'd have thought that some people would have felt strongly enough to turn up and demand some sort of explanation from the DWP. 30 people dying every month because of IDS is relatively important, even to MPs. Or at least it should be.

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  5. No doubt ESther McVIle and IDS would have been far to busy, enjoying their £39 breakfasts, to worry about the disabled.

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    1. Or any of the other privileges that they aspire to, like being chauffeur driven, as if they were important.

      I'd not be responsible if I was in the same room as either of them, or the Fraud bloke from the retirement home up the corridor.

      Actually, given IDS's record of lying on CVs and such, I think he should take that title when he goes to the lards. Lord Fraud of Perugia University would be a particularly apt title from the future aristocratic Smith. I suppose he could be Lord Fiddle.

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  6. I thought you and your commentators will be interested to hear that Alistair Darling MP thought this was something worth a joke about. As seen on Wings over Scotland Twitter account.
    To say my blood is boiling is to be moderate.

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    1. I think that twitter is a spoof one.

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    2. It is a spoof... It's not Darling himself.

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    3. Glad to hear that because it almost made me join twitter.

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  7. WGD's fundraiser is up and running now. He has a link on his blog.

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    1. It's linked Anon. Contribution made :)

      Doing really well too.

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  8. people are dieing in this country and these empty seats are filled with the rogues who caused it.

    Absolutely bonkers VOTE YES for goodness sake

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    1. Can't argue with a word of that Richy...

      :)

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  9. Umm where are the snps MPs cant see them meself

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    1. It was noted earlier up the thread Niko and the only count for six now where are the other six hundred and thirty plus eh.

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    2. Niko, as CH says, it says to in earlier comments. None of them from any party can be proud of that turn out.

      None, of any party...

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    3. tris and ch

      None of any party especially the most wonderful caring humane loving
      snp MPs properly out enjoying the subsidised food and drink at Westminster................

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    4. Given the treatment that SNP MPs recieve at Westminster, I could easily believe that someone "forgot" to tell them about this, or otherwise conspired to keep them away, since they might actually stand up for the poor people subjected to these tests.

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    5. I said every party Niko. What do you want. I should scream it from teh top of Arthur's Seat.

      I means any party including the SNP, Plaid, the Irish parties, the Greens

      ALL means ALL

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  10. Anyway nat trouble makers IF? (God forbid ) the Scots were tricked into
    voting yes (the very thought makes me feel ill yuk ! )
    We would lose (new )close allies from Democratic freedom loving Independent nations
    such as China and Iran......

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    1. You are just a troll you do not have a side, Apart from sniping at everyone and anyone, now how did you rate John Major's appearance yesterday?

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    2. Niko is a not inconsiderable fan of Mr Major. He imagines spinsters cycling to church on a Sunday morning, and the sound of cork on willow... That';s why he's off to Cyprus

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