David Clapson was once a serving British soldier who for two years patrolled the mean streets of Northern Ireland which at the time of the late 70s and early 80s had been labelled as one of the most dangerous places on earth.
After leaving the army David moved directly into work with BT where he stayed for over 16 years and then left to be a full time carer for his elderly mother, saving the taxpayer many thousands of pounds in sheltered accommodation and nursing care, after David's mothers health worsened and she eventually had no choice but to be moved into a home David began to look for work and turned to Iain Duncan Smith's DWP to help him while he went through this transition in his life, made even more difficult because he himself was now nearly 60 and a diabetic.
On the 20th of July David Clapson was found dead, he had died alone in his home that was without electric, his food cupboards were empty apart from a few tea bags a tin of soup and some out of date sardines. Next to David's body were dozens of CVs for job applications and a letter from iain Duncan Smiths DWP informing him that his £71.70 p per week JSA had been stopped or as they like to put it sanctioned because David had missed one interview, so David had simply stopped taking his insulin which was still in his fridge that no longer worked, the coroner also found that David's stomach was completely empty so he had not eaten in days and was slipping in to an advancing stage of starvation before his death.
|That's his cv, along with the fact that he refused |
to pay back the expenses he over claimed. Greedy fat Git
Iain Duncan Smith's DWP has become a department of fear for so many now, as it meets out the punishment of coldness and hunger with impunity and scant regard for human life. Over a million sanctions have now been issued to the sick as well as the jobless that has meant that unless you have a charity or friends and family to turn to, you will suffer hunger and coldness regardless of whether you have paid into the system as David had done for many years. People are now so ashamed to be labelled a scrounger by their fellow citizens that many admit to just going hungry rather than be seen using food banks or asking for a hardship payment which is another way that Iain Duncan Smith’s DWP heap a little bit more embarrassment and shame on people.
Some people may think this is simply one case that slipped through the net, but most people who care know it is most definitely not. Since I began this page I have come across stories of people dying in absolutely disgraceful conditions almost monthly and if you read back on my page I have covered these shameful stories of people's lives just being snuffed out by chance and circumstance on coming into contact with Iain Duncan Smith's DWP and their treatment at the hands of that department.
|Says all you need to know about this upper class low life|
Somewhere in Stevenage there will be a person sitting at a desk in the job centre plus, who was there to help David Clapson get a job and improve his life, instead they sanctioned him to keep up the number of sanctions they are expected to issue each month and in doing so, drove a proud man into a lonely and squalid death, and they will sit at their desk this morning and issue more sanctions against people who they have no idea of their vulnerabilities and life experiences. We should all feel ashamed at David's pointless death and feel a burning rage at the pampered millionaire Iain Duncan Smith and this near religious crusade he is on, in punishing everyone that has the misfortune of circumstance to come across his DWP department that now openly fosters resentment and hate and fear, but the real killer is the shame and dehumanisation it spotlights onto ordinary people at the most vulnerable times of their lives.
|A sorry excuse for a minister|
One day, maybe not this week or even next month or next year, but one day we will ask ourselves how we allowed this to happen, how we allowed MPs like Iain Duncan Smith to take hundreds of thousands of pounds from the tax payer in bogus expenses and for second homes and fine foods and even finer wines, and deny the likes of David, 71 pounds to feed himself when his life took a difficult turn, just because they simply have the power to take it all for themselves, and to takeaway it all away from the likes of David who was powerless to stop them, even though his years of paying taxes were gobbled up by the likes of Iain Duncan Smith on a luxury life style that he himself did not even work for but acquired by simply marrying a wealthy barons daughter and has lived off his father in laws wealth from that day onwards, even his mansion is the property of his father in law and he lives there rent free.
I hope for some that after reading this post, today will be the day you ask yourself that question.... HOW DID WE LET THIS HAPPEN !!!l