Iain Duncan Smith ‘should resign over disability benefit death figures’, says Jeremy Corbyn

(I know for a fact that this process of reviewing disability claims in order to kick the disabled off of the worker’s insurance program they paid into their entire working lives (Social Security Disability) is taking place right here in the United States as well. I know because I am one of those being “reviewed” and am now in the final stages of a 19 month process waiting for my final hearing. In the UK they have been doing this since 2011 and they have found thousands of disabled people “fit to work” who ended up dying when they were forced to return to work by these neoliberal careerists who were tasked with reducing the numbers of people on disability in the UK. These Ayn Rand loving ghouls are literally kicking the sick and disabled out onto the streets to die.. cutting away the dead flesh of society, as they say. In their minds they are performing an Objectivist service for the nation. Kick out all they can possibly justify and the ones who are faking will go back to work and the ones who are really sick and disabled will die off thus “thinning the herd” and improving conditions for the rest. It is a monstrous ideology they hold and it is happening right here, right now, before our very eyes. Though I have been reluctant to report on my own experience with this process here in the states, I have decided I will do so for as long as I can.)

from the Independent

Iain Duncan Smith should resign after the release of statistics showing thousands of people died soon after being found fit to work in disability benefit tests, the frontrunner for the Labour leadership has said.

Jeremy Corbyn called for the Work and Pensions Secretary to step down, and said the Work Capability Assessments had left some disabled people in “despair”.

“He should never have been appointed. Yes, he should resign because these figures are so frightening and so disgusting,” he told a hustings event hosted by the Daily Mirror newspaper.

“I’ve had people with mental health difficulties as well as physical difficulties who are absolutely in despair because they’ve been declared fit for work and are absolutely not.”

The Department for Work and Pensions battled for months not to release the numbers, with Mr Duncan Smith at one point telling Parliament they did not exist.

But the statistics, released on the order of the Government’s transparency watchdog, show that between December 2011 and February 2014, 2,380 people died after their Work Capability Assessment told them they should start looking for work.

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3 Responses

  1. Smith should be arrested for manslaughter and jailed for life.

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