Pride's Purge

(sadly not satire – it’s the UK today)

There are now numerous cases of terminally sick cancer patients being told by the DWP they are unable to receive sickness benefit because they are supposedly ‘fit for work’.

The latest victim of the coalition government’s slashing of help and support for the sick, disabled and dying was Chris Smith, a plumber from Leicester with terminal cancer who died last month:

Fit for work?

Help for the sick and disabled in the UK has now effectively disappeared and the welfare state – in England and Wales at least – has already gone.

Here’s the proof that sick people – even cancer patients – are now regarded as malingerers:

Thousands of Cancer Patients Wait For Six Months or More For Disability Benefits

Cancer patients to lose up to £94 a week

DWP blames cancer patient for her illness

Mother’s plea for son who lost benefits…

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2 thoughts on “Dying of cancer? Work or starve: the end of the welfare state.

  1. BroadBlogs says:

    Even though this sort of thing — though not exactly this thing — happens all the time in the US, I am still amazed every time I hear about things like this. Meanwhile, back in the US the gov is busy subsidizing extremely profitable oil companies that actually are able to support themselves and don’t need any help.

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    1. Ronnie says:

      10,600 disabled people died within 6 weeks of their benefits being stopped in 2011. It still continues. I see it as genocide by stealth that is being carried out by politicians who display sociopathic behaviour.

      At the moment we have the longest recovery from a recession in over 300 years. In the meantime the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. That is always what happens under a Conservative Government.

      Your country, like ours, does not show a picture of a healthy society. There is a level of economic inequality that has not been in seen since the Great Depression.

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