HomeBlog‘British Government uses might of U.S. Insurance Giant UNUM to destroy U.K. safety net’ : REPORT by Mo Stewart WRAF (Rtd.) 14/9/12
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  • DAVID A SHAW September 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Never before in the field of British politics have we had such a vile, corrupt, arrogant and greedy bunch of charlatans as this present lunatic administration. They will pay for their crimes, the same way the Nazis did so at Nuremburg. All the money in the world will not save Cameron and co from the justice they will receive.

  • pete September 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Don’t just think it’s the tories who are ‘into’ Unum nazism – new labour are not innocent either. What this means is that there is complete hegemony across the so called political parties – 3 sides of the same beast. This what the whole country is up against not just disabled people. We know of the vile vicious smears and so do the unemployed, and the council tenants and Liverpool fans. This is an attack or WAR against all those not in the 1%.Disabled people will need to find allegances in order to break this hate because they cannot do it alone.

  • ODIN September 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    ALL PARTIES BETRAY (written on a wall in east London in the 70’s) there’s nothing new under the sun is there

  • Findlow September 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Mo Stewart, Black Triangle – you’ve really got Unum rattled, it seems…good on yer!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/sep/16/our-support-for-disabled-people

  • Celia September 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    So according to the bio-psychosocial model I can think myself into walking – neat trick, shame it doesn’t work.

  • Jason Blackburn September 18, 2012 at 12:01 am

    It infuriates and saddens me that you condemn the biopsychosocial model, and furthermore wrongly state that it has been discredited. The BPS is a model of health (and illness and diability) which simply states that biological AND psychological AND social factors must be considered in illness and health. The problem is simply that the BPS has been incorrectly applied and manipulated to present the idea that so much illness and disability is all in the mind. The BPS itself is actually a great ally of disabled people (of which I am one, with both long term mental health problems and a degenerative physical condition) because it states, amongst many other things, that such factors as stress need to be taken into account when considering treatment options. The BPS correctly applied would immediately do away with the current work capability assessment due to its utter failure to take stress into account and likewise the current government would be kicked out if the BPS were applied fully across the whole of society because environmental factors such as discrimination must also be considered when looking at someones health. Please please please get such fundamental facts correct as you are in danger of causing people with disabilities to rail against something which is a revolution in medical thinking, rather than direct their anger specifically at those of knowingly misuse the BPS model to further their persecution of those of us with disabilities.

  • Mo Stewart October 23, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I’ve only just seen this so I apologise for a belated response.
    No-one is condemning the BPS theory, which did seem to be a better model of disability than the social model. However, I regret to advise that, following 3 years of in depth research, any suggestion that the BPS model now used for assessing disability is related to the initial theory has long ago been dismissed.
    The entire emphasis is on the ‘psycho’ aspect of the BPS model, the total disregard of the diagnosis and prognosis and the active employment of basic grade administrators as ‘Decision Makers’ guaranteed that the WCA, as employed by Atos Healthcare, would dominate all assessments. People are dying in their thousands so, with regret, whilst I accept your point of view it is extremely naiive given the disturbing evidence that is not improving.
    People don’t have time to wait, hope and prey that one day the BPS model of disability could or would be ‘correctly applied’ Jason, and the fact that the DWP roled this out without any risk assessment should alert you to the dangers this was always going to expose.

  • Lindsey Humphries April 16, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Man How can he sleep at night

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