British Disability Rights Abuses: ‘UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against Humanity’ – a report by Mo Stewart

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UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against Humanity

By Mo Stewart

INTRODUCTION:

Following the fatally flawed Work Capability Assessment (WCA) conducted by Atos Healthcare, as contracted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the United Kingdom (UK) Government admitted that it was wrong to reduce the welfare benefits of Mark Wood, the vulnerable disabled man who starved to death following the reduction of his benefits, in C21 UK, when weighing only 5st 8lbs. Regardless of this tragedy, the UK Conservative led Coalition Government still refuses to accept any responsibility (a).

Tom Pollard, Policy and Campaigns Manager at Mind, said:

“We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Mark Wood.

“Unfortunately this tragic case is not an isolated incident. We hear too often how changes to benefits are negatively impacting vulnerable individuals, who struggle to navigate a complex, and increasingly punitive, system.

“We know the assessment process for those applying for Employment and Support Allowance is very stressful, and too crude to accurately assess the impact a mental health problem has on someone’s ability to work.” (a)

WELFARE REFORMS, MEDICAL TYRANNY OR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY?

Despite the fact that the WCA was introduced by the last Labour Government in 2008, it was originally designed by previous Conservative Governments in consultation with the notorious American corporate giant now known as Unum Insurance, who were identified in 2008 by the American Association for Justice as the second most discredited insurance company in America (b).

Unum Back-Up Plan LogoWithout a welfare state, sick and disabled people in America are required to use private healthcare insurance. The Government funded medical tyranny now imposed on the welfare dependent sick and disabled people in the UK, using the WCA, was designed in consultation with Unum Insurance to encourage the wider general public to purchase private income protection insurance policies, once it was made very clear via the welfare ‘reforms’ that chronically sick and disabled people could no longer rely on the British State for adequate financial support.

atos_dr_nickAmericans often suffer when attempting to claim from the income protection insurance policies of Unum Insurance, who use an identical disability denial assessment model as that used by Atos Healthcare.

Unum-disability-claim-form-article-5Due to the similarities of the negative and damaging experiences of claimants, the American sick and disabled people are periodically informed about the struggle in the UK by the high calibre and relentless work of Linda Nee, who tries to encourage unsuccessful Unum Insurance claimants to publicly protest, as witnessed in the UK(c), which it seems disabled Americans still don’t dare to do – such is the perceived intimidation of Unum Insurance and the American authorities.(d)(e)(f)

The new report by The Mental Health Welfare Commission for Scotland, regarding a woman’s suicide after being ‘stripped of disability benefits’, was reported by John Pring at the Disability News Service (DNS) and by many others.(g)

The Coalition Government knew this carnage would happen.

Three years ago a list of distinguished academics, together with politicians and disability support groups, identified the future in a letter as published in The Guardian newspaper: ‘Welfare reform bill will punish disabled people and the poor.’(h)

Lord David Freud the architect  of the bedroom tax lives in an 11 room stately home in Kent

Lord David Freud the architect of the bedroom tax lives in an 11 room stately home in Kent

Now, 3 years after this letter was published, questions are being asked as to why the appointed and totally unsuitable Lord Freud, in his capacity as the Minister for Welfare Reform – who was unelected by anyone in the usual democratic way – deemed it necessary for the DWP to stop the annual reporting of the numbers of recorded deaths of claimants found fit to work, and removed from the long-term sickness and disability benefit now known as the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), regardless of confirmed catastrophic and permanent diagnosis.

Questions are also being asked as to why the unelected former City banker, David Freud, was ever afforded so much authority and power in the UK Government given his questionable reputation, where one commentator described Freud as:

‘…one of the key players in several of the most embarrassing and badly managed deals in investment banking history.’ (i)(j

 

The recent welfare Backbench Business debate in the House of Commons (HOC)(k) was granted due to the 104,000 signatures on the War on Welfare ‘WOW Petition’ as gathered by disabled people and carers who are demanding a cumulative impact assessment of all the DWP welfare reforms.

wowv2g-300x272The debate was held on 27th February 2014 where, lamentably, most Coalition Government Members of Parliament (MP) failed to attend this very important and historic debate.

Of course, Coalition MPs still played the ‘blame game’, reminding the opposition that the previous Labour Government had introduced the WCA.

However, the Coalition routinely overlook the fact that they knowingly changed the WCA into the government funded nightmare that it is today, whilst MPs such as George Hollingbury (Column 430)(k) actually claimed that the Coalition “took it forward” (Welfare Reform Act 2012) whilst disregarding the fact that a WCA face-to-face assessment with Atos Healthcare is taking over 6 months to arrange. (Column 433)(k) Hollingbury waxed lyrically about all the ‘expert’ opinion (Column 431) (k) that totally failed to expose the dangerous and limited reality of the WCA, not least due to the restricted possible answers in the tick box WCA computer questionnaire, as conducted by Atos Healthcare, that fail to offer the choice of ‘none of the above’ as an additional possible answer when the WCA questions do not refer to a particular claimant’s situation.

Hollingbury quotes Dr Litchfield’s WCA review whilst overlooking the fact that Professor Malcolm Harrington, who conducted the first three annual reviews into the WCA, when no longer responsible, appeared in a BBC Panorama documentary and confirmed that:

…people will suffer (l)

No government representative can answer the subsequent obvious simple question – why should chronically sick and disabled people ‘suffer’ in the UK, apart from at the whim of a tyrannical government?

During the historic WOW petition debate, Alan Reid MP (Column 434 & 435)(k) claimed to be proud of his record in government as a Liberal Democrat (Lib Dem), and insisted that Lib Dems in government have been responsible for ‘improving’ the WCA process, whilst totally disregarding the fact that it is irrelevant how much more ‘flexibility’ is given to the DWP ‘Decision Makers’ when overlooking the fact that the Decision Makers, by their own admission, are totally unqualified for the vast responsibility they have.

They are basic grade administrators, not medical administrators and they are incapable of comprehending diagnosis, prognosis or the implications of long term drug use when using a combination of prescribed drugs (m)(n).

More and more DWP bureaucracy means more and more delays, increasing numbers of incorrect decisions made by the DWP Decision Makers and utter chaos with a system clearly in melt down as more and more victims of this UK Government suffer and die.(a)(g)

Guto Bebb MP (Column 442)(k) demonstrated that he was also very poorly briefed, and doesn’t appear to want to be better informed, claiming that the recent damning report by the National Audit Office(o) was ‘disappointing’ but insisted that the policy aims were OK.

Bebb still seems to think that any sick or disabled person not in paid employment is ‘unproductive’.

This disabled researcher begs to differ and, if the MP reads the often quoted detailed published reports(m)(n), as accessed by academics at universities throughout the UK, he’d know how incorrect he is.

Dame Angela Watkinson (Column 445)(k) also appears to be remarkably ill advised, as were various other speakers in this poorly attended yet important debate, who continued to repeat government rhetoric whilst disregarding the detailed evidence that has exposed the realities behind the ‘reforms’ as paving the way for private insurance to replace the once hallowed UK Welfare State. Since being introduced by the Conservative Government in 1992, all UK Governments have used the second  worst insurance company in America as ‘government advisers’ on welfare reforms, and the dangerous and totally discredited WCA is the result.(m)(n)

[See also: 'Private firms' role in creation of disability assessment regime' ~ Black Triangle Letter to The Guardian]

Jim Sheridan’s comments (Columns 448,449)(k) were especially welcome during the debate when making reference to the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP) that has replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA):

“Reference has already been made to the obsession with people receiving welfare benefits, but for those with money – the tax avoiders and evaders – life goes on as normal. If only a fraction of the resources used and the time spent on chasing down those on welfare benefits was diverted to tackle tax avoidance and evasion, some people might understand the rationale behind it.

“When people finally hear about their assessments, there is not much hope. Only 15.4% of new claims have received a decision, and only 12,654 of the 220,300 people who have made a new claim since April 2013 have been awarded some rate of PIP.

“A constituent of mine got in touch because her father had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Because there is a possibility that his treatment will work, giving him a life expectancy of up to five years, he has not been classed as terminally ill.

“He is not well enough to attend a medical assessment and so will have to wait longer for a home visit. It appears that letters from his GP, cancer doctor and cancer hospital are not enough to prove the seriousness of his illness.”

“Inclusion Scotland has highlighted the case of the father of an applicant who was told that they would have to wait at least 10 months for any kind of decision, and perhaps even for a first assessment.

“A constituent of mine who is undergoing cancer treatment has been told that the eight-week time frame given by DWP is an unrealistic amount of time in which to process an application and offer an assessment slot.

“When my staff called the MPs’ hotline, they were told that they simply cannot process the number of applicants as there is not enough staff.

“They also say that most people who have applied for PIP will not be entitled to it, even before individual cases have been looked at. If that is the mindset of the staff processing the applications, it is hard to see how balanced decisions will be made.” (Columns 448,449)(k

 

SNP Work & Pensions Spokesperson Dr. Eilidh Whiteford

SNP Work & Pensions Spokesperson Dr. Eilidh Whiteford

Dr Eilidh Whiteford‘s MP comments during the debate were also very welcome (Columns 450 & 451)(k) and highlighted the vital work of the disability support groups such as the Black Triangle Campaign:

“The Government are looking at this through the wrong end of the telescope. Raising the bar on eligibility will not make anyone any less sick or any less disabled; it will just make it more difficult for them to function in society and place more pressure on those on whom they rely for their care and support.

“One of the most profoundly disheartening experiences for me as an MP since being elected in 2010 has been the relentless way in which disabled and sick people have been vilified and stigmatised in the public discourse about welfare reform. Those who had very little responsibility for the financial collapse and subsequent economic problems have nevertheless had to carry the can.

“The attempt to discredit disabled people in order to justify harsh and punitive cuts in their already fairly paltry incomes is quite shameful. It appalls me that the most disadvantaged have been asked to pick up the tab disproportionately for the profligacy of others.

No Future

“As we look to the future, we see further cuts of £12 billion, at least, promised in the years ahead. For disabled people in Scotland, the choice between two very different futures is opening up before them: one with decisions on welfare made in Scotland or one where further cuts slash their incomes even more. That choice must seem very stark indeed.”

(Columns 450 & 451)(k) (My emphasis. MS)

The very experienced Labour MP, John McDonnell, who requested this Backbench Business debate, confirmed the involvement of Unum Insurance with the entirely bogus WCA (Column 426)(k):

“The work capability assessment was flawed from the start. It stemmed from the work of the American insurance company Unum, and the so-called biopsychosocial model of disability assessment. That was exposed as an invention by the insurance companies simply to avoid paying out for claims.”

“The staff employed in order to achieve that often had minimal medical or professional qualifications, and their expertise or experience was often totally unrelated to the condition or disability of the people they assessed.”…

“Assessments largely disregarded people’s previous diagnosis, prognosis or even life expectancy. The recent Panorama programme Disabled or Faking It? exposed the scandal of seriously ill patients—people diagnosed with life-threatening conditions such as heart failure or end-stage emphysema—being found fit for work.

“The so-called descriptors, or criteria, on which assessments are based bear no relation to the potential employment available, take little account of fluctuating conditions and are particularly unresponsive to appreciating someone’s mental health issues.”

(Column 426)(k)

John also identified the utter absurdity of this Government introducing yet another bogus assessment as the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) that will ‘replace’ Disability Living Allowance (DLA) although it is likely to remove this additional support from the vast majority of the 3.5 million people in receipt of DLA.

Shockingly, the provision of a Motability long leased vehicle as funded by the mobility component of DLA will now be removed from the majority of chronically disabled people who do work; thus actually preventing them from going to their place of work since they are physically unable to use public transport, which will dramatically and knowingly increase the numbers of disabled people not in paid employment. (Column 428)(k) (My emphasis. MS)

Scrap WCA BMA

WoW petition campaign poster. 104,000 signatures were raised

No matter how many unnecessary tragedies are reported, or how many people die in utter despair and destitution (a)(g), Conservative MPs like George Hollingbury will dismiss them all as questionable results …. and Alan Reid MP, for the Lib Dems, still actually claims to have had some positive function in a Government that helped sick and disabled people, whilst disregarding the horrors, the deaths, the suicides and the overwhelming evidence; including distinguished academic papers from UK universities, together with detailed reports by both the British Medical Association (BMA)(p) and the Royal College of Nurses (RCN)(q). Reid accepts no responsibility for the nightmare he helped to create, blaming anyone except the Government he belongs to. He needs to read the detailed, referenced research (m)(n) to help him learn what the disability movement already know.

As he talks nonsense, people die.

Reid complains about Atos whilst ignoring the fact that the DWP is complicit. Totally unqualified DWP ‘Decision Makers’, under any UK Government, are dangerous and they are a liability by constantly making incorrect decisions.

Their decisions to remove benefits from genuine claimants are catastrophic for the innocent victims of this UK State funded medical tyranny and their countless wrong decisions means that people die (a)(g), encouraged by this enthusiastic and very dangerous UK Government, who sit back and watch as the majority of people blame Atos Healthcare who are simply following the DWP contract when using the bogus ‘Logic Integrated Medical Assessment’ L.I.M.A. software to conduct the WCA, as copied from Unum Insurance.

Atos Healthcare doesn’t remove anyone’s benefits – a constant incorrect claim by many – as they don’t have the authority. All Atos staff can do is to decide if someone is ‘fit for work’ based on the results of a bogus imported computer assessment:

Any other company in the same position would result in the same conclusions as that is how the computer software in designed, which is why the Lima software should be banished and this particular WCA cancelled.

By definition, DWP Decision Makers actually make the decisions about welfare benefits. These totally unqualified administrators are required to consider all additional evidence provided by the claimant; including detailed letters from Consultants and GPs who know their patients very well.

It is the unskilled incompetence of the unqualified DWP Decision Makers, who fail to comprehend the details of medical information and chose to accept any conclusion following the WCA, when using the Lima software, that makes these DWP staff so very dangerous to the most vulnerable people in the UK. Mandatory reconsiderations can’t help if the Decision Makers remain unqualified for the job. What better way is there to remove as many people as possible from welfare benefits than to employ totally unqualified staff to make these vital decisions?

Identified claimant suffering includes dramatic increases in the onset of mental health problems(r). The General Practice (GP) service is close to collapse (s) due to overwhelming numbers of patients needing support with DWP paperwork, that limits GP time spent with other patients who are ill and the BMA (p) and the RCN (q) have both exposed the WCA as causing ‘preventable harm’ in breach of the Hippocratic Oath.

This dangerous UK Government, with a Cabinet full of millionaires who fail to comprehend need, dismiss all other evidence regardless of source. They disregard the obvious fact that the ‘reforms’ are falling disproportionately onto chronically disabled people and those who are very ill and in need of guaranteed long-term welfare benefits, as the Government sell the UK and transform a once great nation into “UK plc”.

In a now infamous 2008 interview, Lord Freud claimed that he “couldn’t believe” that anyone had been awarded a benefit “for life” (t), demonstrating the immense danger of permitting a former investment banker to have control of welfare spending when he fails to comprehend that many health conditions are permanent and do indeed last a lifetime.

Meanwhile, the Public Accounts Committee’s report (u) of February 2013, regarding the DWP’s contract management of medical services, was unlimited in its criticisms of the DWP:

‘Poor decision-making causes claimants considerable distress, and the position appears to be getting worse, with Citizens Advice reporting an 83% increase in the number of people asking for support on appeals in the last year alone. We found the Department to be unduly complacent about the number of decisions upheld by the tribunal and believe that the Department should ensure that its processes are delivering accurate decision-making and minimizing distress to claimants.‘(u)

Know your enemyThere were many powerful speeches in the historic WOW petition debate and it isn’t possible to highlight them all. However, one name in particular should be highlighted for the courage to expose the fact that, if a link could be proven;

“…there would be a case for corporate manslaughter.” (Column 460)(k)

I salute Caroline Lucas MP of the Green Party for her courage and, in particular, for her condemnation of the official opposition for their total failure to offer detailed, significant support to this nation’s chronically sick and disabled people, with the new Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions, Rachel Reeves MP, using her first interview to announce that Labour would:

” … be tougher on people on benefits” (v)

What a catastrophic announcement from the Shadow Secretary for Work and Pensions that, effectively, offers this nation’s most vulnerable people no hope if the Labour Party were to win the next General Election in 2015.

Vote Labour Dont expect

 

Given the recent announcement by the largest trade union UNITE, who have threatened to withdraw financial support for the Labour Party due to their abject failure to identify with the working people of this country (w) there seems little chance of a Labour Government in the UK any time soon.

Umited with Labour LOL

A new research paper by distinguished academics has concluded:

‘… Thatcherism resulted in the unnecessary and unjust premature deaths of British citizens, together with a substantial and continuing burden of suffering and a widespread degradation of well-being.’(x)

Thatcher-atos-assessment

 

Any future Conservative or Conservative led Coalition Government will continue to kill many more innocent victims in this State sanctioned slaughter, which remains the ultimate Thatcher Legacy as interpreted by her devoted disciple David Cameron (y)(z)(zz). 

CONCLUSION:

In the UK the growing catalogue of reported atrocities, fear, deaths, human suffering, humiliation, degradation and despair, caused by the impact of the ongoing enforced welfare ‘reforms’, are the very definition of Crimes Against Humanity and were accelerated by the Coalition Government without any consideration of the confirmed and very obvious human consequences:

Crimes against humanity, as defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court  Explanatory Memorandum,

‘ … are particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of human beings. They are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy (although the perpetrators need not identify themselves with this policy) or of a wide practice of atrocities tolerated or condoned by a government.’

(My emphasis.) RE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimes_against_humanity (Accessed 25th April 2014)

It’s time these atrocities were stopped…

Mo Stewart© May 2014

REFERENCES:

(a) Government admits it was wrong to cut benefits of 5st 8lbs disabled man who starved to death By Richard Hartley-Parkinson – The Daily Mail Accessed 3rd April 2014 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mark-wood-death-government-admits-3298472#ixzz2xMtXXoyZ

(b) The Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America – The American Association of Justice. Accessed 3rd April 2014

http://www.justice.org/docs/tenworstinsurancecompanies.pdf

(c) UK Citizens Fight Against ATOS, Unum and Unfair Disability Laws – Linda Nee’s Blog Accessed 3rd April 2014

http://lindanee.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/uk-citizens-fight-against-atos-unum-and-unfair-disability-laws/

(d) Civil Action in the UK – No Action in the US – Linda Nee’s Blog Accessed Accessed 3rd April 2014

http://lindanee.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/civil-action-in-the-uk-no-action-in-the-us/

(e) Welfare Reform Tyranny Direct From the USA by Mo Stewart – Linda Nee’s Blog Accessed 3rd April 2014

http://lindanee.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/welfare-reform-tyranny-direct-from-the-usa-by-mo-stewart/

(f) Unum Influence in the UK Continues to Wreck Havoc – Linda Nee’s Blog Accessed 3rd April 2014

http://lindanee.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/unum-influence-in-the-uk-continues-to-wreck-havoc/

(g) Woman killed herself after being stripped of disability benefit – By John Pring Accessed 12th April 2014

http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2014/03/woman-killed-herself-after-being-stripped-of-disability-benefit-says-watchdog/

(h) Welfare reform bill will punish disabled people and the poor – The Guardian letters Accessed 12th April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2011/mar/08/welfare-reform-bill-punish-disabled-poor

(i) To Banker, From Bankies: Incapacity Benefit Myth & Realities by Dr Chik Collins Accessed 12th April 2014

http://www.variant.org.uk/events/Doc7Poverty/BankerBankies.pdf

(j) David Freud, Baron Freud – Wikipedia Accessed 12th April 2014

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Freud,_Baron_Freud

(k) Backbench Business: Welfare Reform – Sick & Disabled People 27th Feb 2014 – HOC Debate Accessed 17th April 2014

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140227/debtext/140227-0001.htm (Column 423)

(l) Disabled or Faking It: BBC Panorama broadcast 3rd August 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Npuh4im0jY

(m) The Hidden Agenda by Mo Stewart – Centre for Disability Studies (CDS), Leeds University Accessed 21st April 2014

http://disability-studies.leeds.ac.uk/files/library/THE%20HIDDEN%20AGENDA-a-research-summary-March-2013- FINAL.pdf

(n) From the British Welfare State to Another Anerican State by Mo Stewart CDS, Leeds University Accessed 21st April 2014 http://disability-studies.leeds.ac.uk/files/library/FROM-BRITISH-WELFARE-STATE-TO-ANOTHER-AMERICAN-STATE-2013-

3rd-edit-FINAL.pdf

(o) DWP 2012 – 2013 accounts: National Audit Office report Accessed 21st April 2014

http://www.nao.org.uk/report/department-work-pensions-2012-13-accounts/

(p) SCRAP WCA doctors demand: BMA annual representative meeting Accessed 21st April 2014

http://bma.org.uk/news-views-analysis/news/2012/june/scrap-work-capability-assessment-doctors-demand

(q) RCN CONGRESS vote WCA unfit for purpose: April 2013 Accessed 21st April 2014

http://www.rcn.org.uk/newsevents/congress/2013/agenda/1-disability-assessments

(r) New GP survey shows Government welfare test is pushing vulnerable people to the brink: Rethink Mental Illness Accessed 21st April 2014

http://www.rethink.org/media-centre/2012/09/new-gp-survey-shows-government-welfare-test-is-pushing-vulnerable-people-to-the-brink

(s) ‘Family doctor service on brink of extinction’, says new GP leader by Denis Campbell of The Guardian Accessed 22nd April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/23/family-doctor-service-brink-extinction

(t) Welfare is a mess, says adviser David Freud by Rachel Sylvester & Alice Thomson of The Telegraph Access 22nd April 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/1577313/Welfare-is-a-mess-says-adviser-David-Freud.html

(u) Public Accounts Committee report – DWP: Contract management of medical services Accessed 22nd April 2014

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/public-accounts- committee/news/contract-management-of-medical-services/

(v) Labour will be tougher than Tories on benefits, promises new welfare chief by Toby Helm of The Guardian Access 22nd April 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/oct/12/labour-benefits-tories-labour-rachel-reeves-welfare

(w) Unite’s Len McClusky warns over Labour ‘defeat’ in 2015 – BBC News:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26832994

(x) The impact of Thatcherism on health and well-being in Britain by Alex Scott-Samuel et al – Accessed 25th April 2014

http://pcwww.liv.ac.uk/~alexss/thatcherism.pdf

(y) Margaret Thatcher’s role in plan to dismantle welfare state revealed By Alan Travis of The Guardian – Accessed April 25th2014

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2012/dec/28/margaret-thatcher-role-plan-to-dismantle-welfare-state-revealed

(z) Thatcher’s policies condemned for causing “unjust premature death.” Professor Clare Bambra Durham University Accessed 25th April 2014

https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?itemno=20097

(zz) Thatcherism’s lethal legacy and the politics of reporting research – Clare Bambra: Durham University – Accessed April 25th

2014 http://theconversation.com/thatcherisms-lethal-legacy-and-the-politics-of-reporting-research-23222

DEDICATION:

This research is dedicated to my Webmaster, Mike Bach, whose kind and generous support offered me space on his website to permit my earlier research to be published at a time when he was suffering from an incurable diagnosis. He is a giant amongst men and, together, we have established the long ago plan to destroy the Welfare State, and how it will be achieved.

http://www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatos.html (Research by Mike Bach) http://www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatosveterans.html#documents (Earlier research by Mo Stewart)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Grateful thanks to Kaliya Franklin, founder of the Broken of Britain, whose online video first attracted my attention to these atrocities 4 years ago. Heartfelt thanks to my academic adviser Dr Stephen Hall, for his consideration and guidance over several years, to Professor Peter Beresford for his continuous encouragement of my efforts and to Professor Alison Ravetz who exposed the research used by the DWP to justify the welfare reforms as being ‘largely self-referential’. Thanks to the academics in universities across the UK who are supplying detailed research as to the impact of the welfare reforms, the enforced poverty it has created and the manipulation of the national press to influence public opinion to reduce public support for the disabled community. Special thanks to the disability support groups such as The Black Triangle Campaign, Disabled People Against Cuts, The Broken of Britain, Carer Watch, and all others, for their valiant fight to resist government tyranny and to raise public awareness of their plight. I salute their courage and value their support.

BIOGRAPHY:

Mo Stewart is a former healthcare professional, a disabled female veteran and, for the last 4 years, has researched and reported the links between the DWP, Atos Healthcare & Unum Insurance. To date, the research evidence has been quoted during welfare debates in the House of Lords, the House of Commons and in Westminster Hall. Mo routinely shares all research evidence with academics, medical and healthcare professionals, frontline national charities and selected politicians, journalists and service users via the online disability support groups such as Black Triangle and Disabled People Against Cuts.

EARLIER RESEARCH:

Two previous research reports are published by the Centre for Disability Studies, Leeds University:

• The Hidden Agenda: a research summary: March 2013

http://disability-studies.leeds.ac.uk/files/library/THE%20HIDDEN%20AGENDA-a-research-summary-March-2013-FINAL.pdf • From the British Welfare State to Another American State: May 2013

http://disability-studies.leeds.ac.uk/files/library/FROM-BRITISH-WELFARE-STATE-TO-ANOTHER-AMERICAN-STATE-2013-3rd-edit-FINAL.pdf

Earlier research is published online at: www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatosveterans.html#documents

Evidence regarding the business dealings that supports Mo’s research, written by her Webmaster Mike Bach:

• Unum and Business – how Unum have influenced UK Government policy to the detriment of disabled people: http://www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatosbusinessunum.html

• Memorandum on Disability Insurance:

http://www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatosmemodisins.html

Contact: Mozzas01@gmail.com 3rd May 2014

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122 Responses to British Disability Rights Abuses: ‘UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against Humanity’ – a report by Mo Stewart

  1. Andromeda! says:

    No great surprise there! All throughout history they have been able to cause millions to suffer and die and are exempt from any responsibility. This is the British way! The majority of people accepting their lies and extreme bias propaganda, is even more worrying and an indictment of ignorance and how easily they are and always have been, enslaved!

  2. nudejude says:

    The email I received about this post started with the words

    Please sign this petition and encourage friends, family and your networks to do the same:

    How and where do I sign please??

  3. David Moynagh says:

    We should consult The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for what amounts to Government induced crimes againsyt00

    • David Moynagh says:

      To consult the united Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in order to report these government engineered deaths and suicides among uk disabled and sick people, the address is CRPD Secretariat, UNOG-OHCHR,
      CH-1211, Geneva 10
      Switzerland.

  4. Stepping Razor says:

    Denial Factory In Full Swing. How Perfect. Looking for a disability job on the internet = No jobs advertised on the web for disabled people. Let`s try using Hate Crimes Against The Disabled not against the disabled, but for the disabled to get some equal rights breaches. The government is involved in a massive hate crime against the disabled.

  5. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    “NO LINKS, MY ARSE”

    Ministers insist jobcentres “do not refer people to food banks or issue vouchers” and that food banks are “absolutely not a part of the welfare system because we have other means of supporting people”. They say jobcentres only “signpost” the existence of food banks and dispute the link between welfare changes and a surge in their use.
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    A spokesman for the Department for Work and Pensions said: “These figures do not show any link between the removal of the spare room subsidy and repossession numbers, and to suggest so is misleading.”
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    Staff working for jobcentres and other Department for Work and Pensions contractors have been issued with a 6 point plan on how to deal with suicide threats from claimants.
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    As one Atos trainer states: “The thing for us is, even if you made the wrong decision … you never go to the tribunal. So, sort of, you won’t be blamed.”
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    Poor and jobless Scots welcome having benefits cut because ‘jolt gives them wake-up call they need’, DWP civil servant claims
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    it would be expected that the mortality
    rate amongst those on incapacity benefits
    recipients would be higher than that in
    the general population as some people
    receive incapacity benefits due
    to life-threatening conditi
    ons or terminal illness.
    Those in the Support Group receive unconditi
    onal support due to th
    e nature of their
    illness, which can include degenerative conditions, terminal illness and severe
    disability.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………
    The DWP has quietly decided to ditch statistics it used to collect on the number of deaths of recipients of incapacity benefits (now ESA) and its predecessors Incapacity Benefit (IB) and Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA).

    It is thought the numbers of deaths has sharply increased since the Coalition government’s severe cuts to social security benefits.

    But to ensure that deaths aren’t cited as evidence of failure of the changes, the DWP won’t be collecting and updating its statistics.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Atos currently work to rules set by the DWP which say what they are allowed to ask claimants. They also use a system of statistics which work as targets to limit the amount of people who can claim ESA. The DWP say this is Atos’s fault. Atos say the DWP set the rules and so it’s really their fault. The contract used to set these rules says that the DWP are Atos’s ‘customer’. This means Atos carry out the tests to serve the DWP not the disabled people who they are testing.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Today the government have announced that they are ‘sacking’ Atos, the company who carry out the Work Capability Assessment used to decide if a sick or disabled person is sick or disabled enough to qualify for Employment Support Allowance.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Hundreds of homeless people living on the UK’s streets are being denied basic human rights such as access to shelter, drinking water, sanitation and food, a coalition of housing and human rights groups has claimed.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Margaret Hodge, the chair of the public accounts committee, is to demand why a senior official at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) denied that staff at jobcentres were being given targets to enforce sanctions on benefit claimants’ money.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    Further new evidence of targets is revealed, which includes:

    • An email from a jobcentre manager in Derbyshire to say sanction referrals are top priority.

    “By end Sept we should have been at 5.5% … can I remind you that I do want daily stats on this as it was made very clear that we have to be tracking this and upping the game during month if we know we will not meet the target.”

    • An email from jobcentre managers in Cheshire that tells their team they are falling behind others on their sanction rates.

    Apologising for the “harsh message”, it says sanctioning is “in the key work objectives, it’s part of our target”.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
    “As a consequence of the policy it seems that those claimants that do not understand the system … are most likely to have their benefits sanctioned as they are easy targets … there will be suicides over this, mark my words.”
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………….
    A spokesperson for the DWP said the letters sent to Marc had been generated automatically, but said no more would be sent.

    They said: ‘We apologise to Mr Whiteside’s family for this regrettable error.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………….
    The Minister for Disabled People has offered an “unreserved apology” after a woman was sent a series of letters demanding she attempt to find work and attend job training, despite being in a coma for the past two months.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2540453/Familys-anger-bombarded-letters-crisis-loan-DWP-son-TEN-MONTHS-died.html#ixzz31DG4KUzB
    Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

    ……………..these few paragraphs contain irrefutable doubt on the MASS EUGENICS PROGRAMME OF THE SICK AND TWISTED IDEALS OF THE DWP.

    THE MORTALITY RATES OF THE VICTIMS OF THEIR CRIMES ARE WITHHELD.

    THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE P.C.S. UNION IN EXERCISING THE ORDERS THAT LED TO THESE DEATHS IS DULY NOTED…………….

    “THE ACT OF A COWARD IS TO TRY AND HIDE THEIR TRACKS”

    ONE HELL OF A DEATH TOLL AND RISING…………….

  6. Stepping Razor says:

    Mike Penning & IDS is hiding & letting the DWP take the rap for their mistakes. Contradictory because Mike Penning & IDS run the DWP. So who`s taking the rap Public Enemy No 1 the disabled rap. It`s called Disability Confident with confidence because someone has to take a stand even in a wheelchair.

    Contradictions used as bullshit weapons is uneducated & fraud – Fraud is the motivation in contradictions in the politically correct gabble Contradict reality.

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  8. PAULA says:

    NOT ONLY DO THE HIGH COURTS NEED TO PROSECUTE THESE THREE SO CALLED WELFARE CRIMINALS, THEY ALSO NEED TO IMPOSE A MANDATORY DEATH SENTENCE FOR ALL THE THOUSANDS OF LIVES THAT HAVE BEEN LOST THROUGH THEIR EVIL DEALINGS, MAY THEY BURN IN HELL!

  9. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    YOU MUST THEREFORE, ASK YOURSELVES, WHY THE DISABLED WERE TARGETED?

    IF THE GOVERNMENT ARE SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE ELECTORATE, WHERE DID ALL THE DISABILITY DENIAL COME FROM?

    THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY UTILISING CROOKS IN GOVERNMENT POSITIONS, HAVE ENABLED THE BIGGEST CULL OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL OR PHYSICAL AFFLICTIONS, EVER SEEN IN THE HISTORY BOOKS.

    BUILDING UP A CIRCLE OF CRONIES FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, THE LIKES OF UNUM HAVE RICHLY LINED THE POCKETS OF THE SELECT FEW TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE MANY……….

    MOST OF THE SHIT CAME FROM THE “FACULTY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE”, A BIASED, CORRUPT MOVEMENT OF “SLEEPERS”, CAREFULLY CHOSEN BY THE INSURANCE GIANTS TO SELL YOU DOWN THE RIVER.

    THESE PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOCTORS AND ABIDE BY THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH, YET THEY ARE ALL “IN IT TOGETHER”, TO COIN A PHRASE.

    THE EVIDENCE IN THEIR COLLUSION WITH THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY IS WELL DOCUMENTED ON THE INTERNET FOR ALL TO SEE.

    BILL GUNNYEON AND DAME CAROL BLACK HAVE BEEN THE MAINSTAY OF THE EVIL CHANGES TO WELFARE REFORMS, INSTIGATING GOVERNMENT POLICY AT EVERY LEVEL TO KOWTOW TO THEIR MASTERS WISHES.

    GUNNYEON, HOLDING THE OFFICE OF CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER OF THE DWP IS THE BIGGEST JOKE GOING…………….

    HIS CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH THE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE, ESPECIALLY ATOS AND UNUM, HAVE NEVER BEEN TRULY DISCLOSED.

    EVERYTHING THAT GUNNYEON HAS EVER DONE HAS BEEN A DIRECT BLOW TO THE DISABLED AND UNEMPLOYED, THE WEAKEST IN OUR SOCIETY.

    IF WE LIVE IN A SO CALLED DEMOCRACY, HOW IS IT THAT A SELECT FEW CAN RING THE CHANGES?

    MONEY, THE OBSCENE WEALTH OF THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND IT’S TAINTED PUPPET’S ARE ALWAYS STRATEGICALLY PLACED AT EVERY FACET OF GOVERNMENT POLICY, THE ELECTORATE ALWAYS COMING SECOND TO CORPORATE GREED!

    SLOWLY, BUT SURELY, THE NOOSE IS TIGHTENING, ALTHOUGH THE HUMAN RIGHTS PEOPLE ARE LOATHE TO ROCK THE BOAT.
    THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE UK, BUT ARE STARVED OF INFORMATION BY UK BUREAUCRATS WHO MEDDLE ON BEHALF OF OUR CORRUPT GOVERNMENT.

    PUBLIC OUTRAGE IS GAINING MOMENTUM AS THE JIGSAW PIECES START TO FORM A PICTURE OF THE HORROR OF COUNTLESS THOUSANDS OF NEEDLESS DEATHS.

    HISTORY WILL RECORD THIS BLACK ERA IN POLITICS, THE ONE THAT SAW INNOCENT PEOPLE BUTCHERED BY WELFARE REFORMS BLESSED BY OUR QUEEN……………..

    “STICK YOUR CROWN FIRMLY UP YOUR ARSE, AS FAR AS IT WILL GO”

    YOU AND YOUR MURDERERS WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO IT’S PEOPLE VERY SOON……..

  10. Stepping Razor says:

    Disability News Service – 9th May 2014

    Life in the PIP queue: One year and counting for claimant with cancer

    A disabled man with cancer has been forced to wait more than a year for a decision on his claim for the coalition’s new disability benefit, thanks to a “catalogue of incompetence” by the company paid to assess him.

    Disability News Service (DNS) has reported on a series of disabled claimants who have had to wait up to nine months to hear whether they will be awarded the new personal independence payment (PIP), which is gradually replacing working-age disability living allowance (DLA).

    But Ian Pearson has now been waiting since 17 April 2013, following a string of mistakes by Atos Healthcare, and a failure by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to ensure his claim was dealt with properly.

    Full Article – Disability News Service: -
    http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2014/05/life-in-the-pip-queue-one-year-and-counting-for-claimant-with-cancer-2/

    • Stepping Razor says:

      “CATALOGUE OF INCOMPETENCE”

      The blame game starts again. It`s Atos fault, No it`s the governments fault. Both need sackig for starters.

      CATALOGUE OF INCOMPETENCE CONTRADICTIONS2

  11. Humanity2012 says:

    Say No to Nazi Britain a State of Evil and the Persecution of the Poor and
    Vulnerable

    Down with the Brainwashed the Oblivious and the Out of Touch Collaborators
    with Evil

  12. Humanity2012 says:

    Down with the Oppression of the Poor and Vulnerable

    Down with Slum Housing and Degrading Conditions and Out of Touch
    Bureaucracy

  13. Your tory lie’s have punished me & millions more for what ? Being sick & disabled ? I did not ask for my health to be the way it is,nor did i contribute toward’s my disability in any way,but yous dont care about that!!..Dirty Money is the only word’s yous live and stand by yous have this country on it’s knee’s with your awful and criminal intent,yous are evil, inhumane millionare’s who think we are beneath yous,how wrong yous are..i will welcome your demise with great pleasure,obviously not being the only one,there should be street parties to celebrate the darkness that overcasts us all since your badness came to power.i wish yous all the bad luck i possibly can!!

  14. Humanity2012 says:

    Those who have Collaborated with Misery and Suffering by Non Resistance
    have a Lot to Answer For

    Britain Lacks Backbone as Well as Human Decency amongst too Many

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

      Having just watched DIY SOS, it made me realise just how much good hearted people there are…………..

      It showed a geordie couple, a man who had worked hard down the mines and his wife who had developed some kind of muscle wasting ailment.
      What stood out in my opinion was the closeness of the couple and their daughter in the face of adversity.

      The amount of people who turned up to help relative strangers fascinated me to the point i could feel tears in my eyes…………
      These close knit communities are shining light in all that i thought was lost.

      True people from a savaged area, resilient from Thatchers mine closure programme.
      What you see is what you get with northern folk, real friendship and caring, something that the PCS Union should grab with both hands instead of crucifying those they are supposed to help

      Surely you get a much better buzz from helping rather than harming?

      I could not sleep thinking that i had done something bad to another human being, how do the DWP staff manage to turn off, knowing they are bestowing pure evil on their victims.
      How can you take away a persons subsistence and not dream of the consequence of your actions?

      Mark Serwotka does not represent human beings, these are dehumanised zombies administering pain at each and every level…………
      If i had not fed a hamster it would worry me that it would be ok, so how do they do it to another person?
      It must be so easy not to form a bond with a client and hand them what could turn out to be a death sentence in a brown envelope……..
      If they could see the collateral damage from a single sanction it may change their minds, but i strongly doubt it…………

      Having a gun to your head to make targets and impress your superiors is more important than goodwill to all men………….

      “Common decency has become a thing of the past, it seems, but those geordie lads gave me a glimmer of hope that good will succeed over evil as history remembers this dark dilemma that took away human kindness”

      • GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

        THIS MORNING A CHARITY WAS REPORTED AS SAYING THAT MANY MORE OF OUR TROOPS ARE SUFFERING FROM POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER…………………..

        THE BASTARDS IN WHITEHALL DON’T GIVE TWO FUCKS ABOUT THE LIVELIHOODS OF OUR MENTALLY WOUNDED AS THEY WILL LIVE TO FIGHT THEIR BIGGEST BATTLE, ATOS……………

        “THEY WERE WILLING TO DIE IN COMBAT, NOT AT THE HANDS OF CHARLATANS IN MEDICAL UNIFORM”

        A record number of wounded war veterans have been denied disability benefits in the past year
        after undergoing tests carried out by the Government’s controversial assessment company.

        Hundreds of injured ex-soldiers are being declared fit for work by Atos Healthcare in spite of
        physical and mental injuries they suffered in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

        Last night, the Royal British Legion (RBL) announced a 72 per cent annual rise in former
        soldiers having their applications to receive Employment Support Allowance (ESA) turned down.
        Several hundred wounded personnel were denied the benefit on the basis of physical
        examinations conducted by Atos, according to the RBL.

        The company is contracted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to assess benefits
        claimants’ capability to work.
        ……………………………………………………………………………………………………

        ………….STEALING FROM THOSE WHO WERE SENT INTO BATTLE.

        “HOW LOW CAN ANY GOVERNMENT GET?”

        • GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

          With the National Service Recruitment Bill entering it’s second reading, how long before the zip up body bags and amputees flood our shores?
          Desperate to reduce the number of young employed, this government will stop at nothing, even suggesting women on the front lines.

          Yet the biggest battle will confront them in the guise of ATOS, who will banish them to the scrapheap of life after cheating them of their benefits……….

          9TH SEPT 2013, THE INDEPENDENT.

          bill to reinstate compulsory national service for 18-to-26-year-olds is set to be debated in Parliament early next year.

          Kettering’s Conservative MP Philip Hollobone, who sponsored the bill, is convinced that some form of service for youngsters, be it charitable work, care for the elderly, work linked to the NHS or participation in the armed forces, would help instil a greater sense of ‘self-respect, personal reliance, discipline and behaviour’ into society.

          “I believe that the introduction of a modern form of national service would prove popular with the public and be of immense benefit to the young people who take part,” he explained.

          ……………one thing is for certain;

          It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to work out their evil motives
          What troubles me even more is the thought of young women deployed to fight beside them……..
          One thing is for sure, nobody will be going to any theatre of war from whitehall, and if they did, just a cursory visit far from the action, surrounded by Gurkhas.
          One of the royals with a million pounds of security or Cameron pretending that we are all in it together, frightened at the mere bang of a firecracker…

  15. Mavis Richards says:

    I thought thatcher was the worst thing that could ever happen – look what she left us – people who are even more wicked than she was.

  16. Humanity2012 says:

    I Certainly Oppose the So Called ” National Service Bill ” .

    No Oppression of the Poor and Vulnerable

    UK Stop Sleepwalking

  17. Humanity2012 says:

    There should be a Large National Demonstration against the National Service
    Bill

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

      STRIP AWAY OUR BENEFITS,
      TAKE AWAY OUR HOMES,
      LEAVE US ON THE STREETS TO ROT,
      SWEEP AWAY OUR BONES.

      BUT DON’T LOOK BACK IN GUILT,
      YOU MERELY DID AS TOLD,
      AND FOLLOWED OFFICE TARGETS,
      TO GET YOUR POTS OF GOLD.

      BUT PLEASE REMEMBER ONE THING,
      WHEN HEARSES PASS YOU BY,
      YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO HELP US,
      BUT CHOSE TO MAKE US DIE.

      HISTORY WILL RECORD YOUR DEEDS,
      WE WON’T BE HERE TO TELL,
      OF SOARING DEATHS AMONG THE POOR,
      DISABLED FOLKS AS WELL.

      AND SHOULD YOUR CHILDREN ASK YOU,
      WAS MURDER ON YOUR MIND,
      TRY TO KEEP THE STRAIGHTEST FACE,
      YOUR ANSWER SO MALIGNED.

      ALL DESERVED THEIR SANCTIONS,
      ESPECIALLY THOSE , UNWELL,
      WE DID THEM ALL A FAVOUR,
      AND SENT THEM ALL TO HELL.

      THE MORAL OF MY POEM IS,
      THEY CHOSE TO LOOK AWAY,
      BUT SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE,
      WE WILL HAVE OUR DAY.

      TRY WASH AWAY THE BLOOD YOU SPILT,
      IT NEVER GOES AWAY,
      NEITHER DOES THE PAIN YOU CAUSE,
      OF THOSE YOU SAW TODAY.

      KEEP FIDDLING STATISTICS,
      THE MEDIA LIES YOU SOW,
      THE NOOSE OF TRUTH IS TIGHTENING,
      IT WILL NEVER LET YOU GO……………….

  18. Humanity2012 says:

    With the Euro Elections 22nd of May 2014 do Not Vote for Rich Peoples Supremacist Parties

    Vote for Parties that Care about the Poor

  19. Serenity says:

    Not only do they deny the soldiers their health care and benefits they are thrown to the dogs! It’s the men in government who gave the orders which come from the top that should face war crimes but as usual they are protected while the innocent pay for their misdeeds.
    http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/may/13/icc-to-investigate-alleged-british-war-crimes-iraq

  20. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    IS THERE ANY WONDER THAT THE GOVERNMENTS FLAGSHIP UNIVERSAL CREDIT HAS NOT BEEN DELIVERED ON BUDGET AND ON TIME?

    THE WHOLE FIASCO MUST HAVE BEEN PUT ON THE BACK BURNER WITH THE ABSENCE OF IT’S LATEST BOSS, SHIPLEE, FOR MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS, DUE TO ILLNESS……

    ATOS WOULD SURELY FIND HIM FIT THOUGH………

    YES WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT, WHO WE THOUGHT, WAS A FIGMENT OF OUR IMAGINATION, SUDDENLY GROWING BALLS AND FORMERLY OPENING INVESTIGATIONS INTO BRITAINS ROLE IN WAR CRIMES IN IRAQ, ANYTHING IS NOW POSSIBLE.

    THE THOUGHT OF OTHER INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE SUSPICIOUS DEATHS OF MORE THAN FORTY THOUSAND UK CITIZENS DUE TO WELFARE CHANGES MUST BE SENDING WARNING SIGNALS TO THE DWP AND ITS INCUMBENT HENCHMAN, THE PCS UNION……..

    SHREDDING OF EVIDENCE MUST BE THE MAINSTAY AS THE FINGER OF SUSPICION TURNS TOWARDS THE PERPETRATORS OF THESE HEINOUS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY…..

    BUT HOW WILL THE DWP COPE WITH ERASING LINKS WITH SO MANY SIGNING ON AND THE INCREASED SANCTION TARGETS?

    ONLY TIME WILL TELL.

    OBVIOUSLY THOSE AT THE TOP, THE ENGINEERS OF DEATH, WILL BE STARTING TO FEEL A LITTLE UNSETTLED AS THE JIGSAW OF LOOSE ENDS STARTS TO FORM A PICTURE.

    IT’S NO GOOD CARRYING ON AS THOUGH NOTHING IS HAPPENING, BURYING YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND AND TO DAMN WITH IT ALL!

    THE KILLERS ARE OPEN FOR ALL TO SEE, TOO MUCH DOCUMENTATION READILY AVAILABLE ABOUT THEIR CRIMES ON THE INTERNET.

    NUREMBERG GAVE UP IT’S EVIL TROPHIES, AND SO WILL WE………..

  21. Stepping Razor says:

    Kilburn Times – May 12th 2014

    Disabled blue badge fraud doubles in Brent

    The number of people who forged or misused blue badge parking permits over the past year has more than doubled, figures show.

    The number of drivers committing disabled blue badge fraud in Brent has more than doubled compared to last year.

    Brent Council’s identified 26 cases of fraud between April last year and this January – 14 more than in the same time frame 12 months before.

    A total of 10 people were issued with fines of up to £1,000 for cheating the system which allows them to park for free or on a single yellow line without fear of being issued with a ticket.

    Cheats include Lucy Lusinde, 40, of Century House in Forty Lane, Wembley, who was fined £750 after being caught using her son’s badge to park for free while he was at school.

    The highest fine, which has not been disclosed, was given to an individual who was caught using his grandfather’s badge with a forged expiry date to park for work purposes.

    Two more culprits were given a police caution and a further 14 were handed warning letters.

    A council spokesman said: “We will seek the toughest penalties for offenders who are prosecuted. Please tell us if you think someone is misusing a badge or using a false or altered badge.”

    The number of drivers committing disabled blue badge fraud in Brent has more than doubled compared to last year.

    Brent Council’s identified 26 cases of fraud between April last year and this January – 14 more than in the same time frame 12 months before.

    A total of 10 people were issued with fines of up to £1,000 for cheating the system which allows them to park for free or on a single yellow line without fear of being issued with a ticket.

    Cheats include Lucy Lusinde, 40, of Century House in Forty Lane, Wembley, who was fined £750 after being caught using her son’s badge to park for free while he was at school.

    The highest fine, which has not been disclosed, was given to an individual who was caught using his grandfather’s badge with a forged expiry date to park for work purposes.

    Two more culprits were given a police caution and a further 14 were handed warning letters.

    A council spokesman said: “We will seek the toughest penalties for offenders who are prosecuted. Please tell us if you think someone is misusing a badge or using a false or altered badge.”

    KilburnTimes: -
    http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/crime-court/disabled_blue_badge_fraud_doubles_in_brent_1_3595817

  22. Humanity2012 says:

    MPS Getting Away with the Expenses Scandal

  23. Humanity2012 says:

    It is Totalitarian For Parties to Think that they Only have a Right to
    Freedom of Speech.

    It is Totalitarian for a Party to Call for Protestors to be Arrested
    because of the Usage of one Word which is Not even Blasphemous

    Remember Adolf Hitler’s Nasty Nazi Party Banned Political Dissent and
    Undermined Freedom of Speech whilst People stuck their Head in the Sand
    and Collaborated by Non Resistance

  24. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    “IF TONY BLAIR AND GEORGE BUSH ARE ABLE TO WITHHOLD VITAL EVIDENCE THAT WOULD CONVICT THEM OF WAR CRIMES, WHAT CHANCE HAVE THE DISABLED OF GETTING A TRUE VOICE?”

    OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND IT’S CRONIES ARE AN ELITE GENTLEMAN’S CLUB OFFERING THE POWER OF DECEIT TO THE CHOSEN FEW…………………..

    WE ARE WITHOUT DOUBT, THE MOST CORRUPT NATION IN THE WORLD, LAYING STANDARDS OF UNETHICAL REFORMS FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW.

    OUR VOICES GO UNHEARD BECAUSE OF THE GREED OF THE MULTINATIONALS FEEDING BENT POLITICIANS AND THOSE IN HIGH OFFICE.

    WE WILL HAVE OUR DAY, AS THE POWERS THAT BE, FIGHT FRANTICALLY TO TRY TO SILENCE OUR DISTASTE OF THE DREADFUL CUTS THAT HAVE SEEN COUNTLESS THOUSANDS DIE.

    …………WE ARE COMMITTED TO FIGHTING A COMMON ENEMY, OUR MILLIONS AGAINST A HATED FEW.

    THEY ARE ON BORROWED TIME AND THEY KNOW IT.

    “MURDER IS THIS GOVERNMENTS WAY OF TRYING TO HUSH THE EVIDENCE OF WHAT THEY FAIL TO ERASE”

  25. Humanity2012 says:

    Down with System Collaborators Shame on Them like the Collaborators with the
    Nazi Invaders in France

    We Need a Caring State Not a Nazi Tory State or another other Party Nazi State
    come to Think of it

    So many People Sacrificed their Lives during WW2 against Nazism and the
    Evil Mess Since has been a Waste of their Lives

  26. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    “STRANGE HOW OUR GOVERNMENT THROWS UP IT’S ARMS IN OUTRAGE WHEN SOMEBODY CITES THEY HAVE BROKEN THE LAW”

    A FEW DAYS BACK THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT SAID THEY WERE STARTING TO INVESTIGATE WAR CRIMES, PERPETRATED BY OUR TROOPS IN IRAQ……

    BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CRIMES AGAINST THE UK DISABLED AND THE INCREASING MOUNTAIN OF DEATHS DUE TO WELFARE REFORMS, OVER FORTY THOUSAND AND COUNTING!

    WHEN WILL THESE STATE SPONSORED MURDERS START TO BE INVESTIGATED?

    ARE THEY SO FRIGHTENED THAT THE CHILCOTT INQUIRY INTO US GOING TO BATTLE WILL MAKE THE UK THE AGGRESSOR?

    IT’S ALL A BIG WAITING GAME TO GIVE MORE TIME TO THE BIG COVER UP, WHAT BRITAIN IS WORLDLY RENOWN FOR………………………….

    WE ARE THE FINEST AT SPINNING BULLSHIT, HENCE THE MEDIA FOOTAGE OF A SUCCESSFUL COUNTRY WHILST THE DECENT TRUTH IS ANYTHING BUT……………

    EVICTIONS, REPOSSESSIONS, HUNGER, FOODBANKS, BEDROOM TAX, DISABILITY BENEFIT THEFTS, MANDATORY SLAVE LABOUR, THE LIST IS ENDLESS……………..

    AND WHAT AN OVERSIGHT BY OUR MILITARY, THE HIGH COURT IN LONDON HAS SAID THAT THE LONGEST WE CAN HOLD A DETAINEE IN PRISON, IN THE THEATRE OF WAR, IS NINETY SIX HOURS, FOUR DAYS!

    LO AND BEHOLD IT NOW COMES TO LIGHT THAT WE HELD ONE PRISONER FOR THIRTY ONE MONTHS…………

    WAS IT JUST AN OVERSIGHT OR THE WILL OF THE UK GOVERNMENT TO JUST DO AS IT PLEASES?………………………………….AS IT NORMALLY DOES………..

    HERE’S TO THE THOUGHT OF MORE CRIMES BY THE STATE COMING TO LIGHT, ESPECIALLY COLD BREACHES OF EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS OF OUR WEAKEST……………..

  27. Serenity says:

    Every day our press is overloaded with Islamophobia and we have Britain first, EDL, BMP, UKIP all preaching anti Islam and the fools who fall for it don’t they realise they are being played? It’s true enough the Muslims are the new Irish. Another pertinent point is Arabs are semites so why don’t we call it what it is antisemitic propaganda, it’s alive and well and being promoted daily by our leaders and press. It was wrong 70yrs ago and it’s even worse now knowing what we know from the not too distant past!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic_people

  28. Humanity2012 says:

    The 17th of May Mark’s the Anniversary of the Fall of the Last Liberal Party Government in the UK in 1915 AD.

    Shame the Liberal Democrats are part of Government Today and the Sooner that Shower is Out of Office the Better

    The Liberal Democrats have a Lot to Answer For as with the I Am All Right
    Jacks of Dismal Modern Nazi Britain

    I will Not be Voting Liberal Democrat on the 22nd of May

  29. Humanity2012 says:

    The 18th of May Mark’s the Anniversary of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine announcing Free Food Distribution to Residents in Constantinople in 332 AD.

    A Sign of Generosity from an Emperor who Helped to Advance Christianity in the Roman Empire unlike Degenerate Politician’s of ” Modern Britain ” who do More to Serve Evil than Good.

  30. Ian says:

    I put my X on the above petition but will it do any good? Only time will tell but we cant just give.We need to have hope,we need to sign everything that may chip at the truth.

  31. Annos says:

    “These are all lies, as the Times well knows. Nationally, real wages in the UK have fallen by over £1,600 a year. Declining salaries, unemployment and cuts in welfare have seen the number of people resorting to food banks soar to 1 million last year.”

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/13/rich-m13.html

  32. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    THE SOONER OUR CASES GET TO THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, THE BETTER………..

    LIVING ON £33.20P PER WEEK SINCE LAST JULY HAS TO BE A BREACH OF HUMAN RIGHTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN ORIGINALLY FOUND TO BE DISABLED FOR LIFE.

    STRANGELY, SWITZERLAND ARE THINKING OF IMPOSING A MINIMUM WAGE OF £2680 PER MONTH, WHICH THEY SAY IS NECESSARY TO LEAD A DECENT LIFE…………..

    IT MAKES MY £132.80 PER MONTH PALE INTO SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WAY OUR GOVERNMENT TREAT IT’S POOREST AND THE STANDARD OF DECENCY ATTAINED.

    “THE UK TREATS IT’S DISABLED LIKE SHIT”

  33. Annos says:

    Dr Eilidh Whiteford‘s said……

    “Those who had very little responsibility for the financial collapse and subsequent economic problems have nevertheless had to carry the can.”

    I say……

    Those who had absolutely nothing to do with the financial collapse and subsequent economic problems have nevertheless had to carry the can.

    In saying “little responsibility” Dr Eilidh Whiteford‘s is saying that the sick and disabled are in some way partially to blame!!!!!!!!……I DON’T think so!!!!!!.

  34. Stepping Razor says:

    We`re Of Too See The Wizard The wonderful Wizard Of OZ !!! When you get there it is a fraud !!! Yet again it is not about poll a tricks !!! The parties are all trying to be the wonderfull wizard of oz, just for their own fraud in ones vote !!! Perhaps because of the low turn out, you will get fined £1,000 if you do not vote !! So no bills to discuss !!!

    Back to the real issue – The Scape Goats Of Society The Disabled. Any jobs going as a Scarecrow !!! All getting paid talking utter rubbish !!!

    CHANGE YOUR POLITICAL WAYS & THE BOTTOMLESS PIT OF FRAUD IN EQUALITY LAWS & HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS OR IT WILL BE COMING OUT OF THE BOTTOMLESS PIT. DISABILITY HATE CRIME IS USED AGAINST DISABLED PEOPLE BY THE POLITICANS. I AM CHARGING THE POLITICANS OF HATE CRIME AGAINST THE DISABLED.

    QUICK MP it`s called FRAUD !!!

    SR

  35. Stepping Razor says:

    Am I Really a human being !!!!

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

      “SADLY WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS, WE ARE DISABLED”……..

      BEING REGISTERED AS DISABLED MEANS THAT YOU DO NOT FULFILL THOSE CHARACTERISTICS OF BEING NORMAL (ABLE BODIED), THEREFORE YOU HAVE TO ADJUST TO UK WELFARE CHANGES AGREED AND SIGNED BY THE QUEEN………..

      IF YOU WERE A TABLE WITH A BROKEN LEG, YOU COULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE,

      a, REPAIRED, OR

      b, SCRAPPED.

      AS YOU ARE A HUMAN BEING WITH A FLAW, THAT CANNOT BE REPAIRED, YOU FALL INTO CATEGORY B, THE USELESS EATER FOR WANT OF A BETTER PHRASE.

      THE NEW WELFARE REFORMS THAT HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT THE SCRAPPAGE OF FAULTY HUMANS SEEMS TO BE ACCEPTED BY SOCIETY IN GENERAL……

      SOON THE PROBLEMS WE HAVE POSED WILL FADE AWAY INTO OBSCURITY, THE SAME WAY THE DWP MORTALITY STATISTICS SEEM TO HAVE GONE.

      OVER FORTY THOUSANDS STATE ASSISTED MURDERS GO UNCHECKED AND CONTINUE TO BOLSTER DUNCAN SMITH’S SLUSH FUND OF WASTED REVENUE IN THE FORM OF UNIVERSAL FIASCO……….

      IT SEEMS THE INCOMES OF THE HIDDEN DEATHS ARE DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO THE VAST AMOUNTS SQUANDERED ON THE IMBECILES BROKEN GAME.

      HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE TO KEEP UP THE PRETENCE?

      “IN FACT, HOW MANY DEATHS HAVE UNUM CORPORATION TOLD OUR GOVERNMENT TO CONCEAL IN IT’S BID TO PUSH FOR PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE ON OUR SHORES?”

  36. Humanity2012 says:

    Society Justice Yes Slavery No

    Nice Britain Not Nazi Britain or Nihilistic Britain

  37. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    CHILD MAINTENANCE (THEFT OF)

    TODAY THE LEECHING GOVERNMENT, IN TANDEM WITH SERWOTKA’S STORMTROOPERS, HAVE ANNOUNCED IMPENDING CHANGES TO CHILD MAINTENANCE.

    INTENT ON STEALING FROM THE POOREST TO PAY FOR THE BANKERS FUCK UPS SEEMINGLY, HAS NO BARRIERS.

    THE DWP INTEND USING THEIR LATEST CON TRICK TO WRITE TO EACH PARENT TO REACH AN “AMICABLE” ARRANGEMENT IN COSTS.

    THE ONLY WAY THE DWP CAN CHANGE THE STRUCTURE IS FOR THE PARENTS TO AGREE TO THE CHANGES…………….

    BY SENDING A LETTER TO PARENTS THEY WILL TRY TO SEEK A SIGNATURE.
    ONCE THEY SIGN THEY HAVE EFFECTIVELY TERMINATED ANY PRIOR AGREEMENT THAT THEY ORIGINALLY HAD, THUS ENABLING THE DWP TO CREATE A NEW AGREEMENT.

    “THE WHOLE ISSUE REVOLVES AROUND THE WORD “CONSENT”.
    TO ENABLE CHANGE THEY NEED YOUR CONSENT”

    THE ISSUE OF CONSENT WAS ORIGINALLY HIDDEN FROM DISABLED WHEN FILLING OUT ESA 50 QUESTIONNAIRES, IN EFFECT THEY WERE TRICKED INTO ACCEPTING CHANGES BY AGREEING TO WHAT LOOKED LIKE AN INNOCENT DOCUMENT.
    THE GOVERNMENT THEN USED THE IDEA OF THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL ASKING THE PATIENT IF THEY AGREED TO THE MEDICAL GOING AHEAD………

    IN EITHER CASE THE CLAIMANT WAS BEING CONNED INTO SOMETHING THEY DID NOT WANT…………

    THE SAME IS HAPPENING WITH PIP EXAMINATIONS. THE DWP ARE USING TERMINOLOGY DEVISED BY THEIR NUDGE DEPARTMENT TO ENFORCE CHANGES AND STEAL BONAFIDE BENEFITS.

    CLAIMANTS ARE BEING INVITED TO CLAIM PIP……………

    THIS IS UTTER BULLSHIT AND MUST BE SEEN FOR WHAT IT REALLY IS, A PROPER CON JOB…………………….

    GIVE THEM YOUR APPROVAL IN THE FORM OF A SIGNATURE AND YOU HAVE EFFECTIVELY GIVEN UP YOUR RIGHT TO WHAT YOU INITIALLY HAD.

    “SIGN FUCK ALL AND THEY HAVE A PROBLEM ON THEIR HANDS”

    USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE!

    AND REMEMBER, ACCORDING TO DWP FREEDOM OF INFORMATION RELEASES, CHILD BENEFIT IS NOT SANCTIONABLE;

    “sanctionable benefit” means (subject to subsection (2) and to any regulations under section
    10(1)) any disqualifying benefit other than–
    (a) joint-claim jobseeker’s allowance;
    (b) any retirement pension;
    (c) graduated retirement benefit;
    (ca) personal independence payment;
    (d) disability living allowance;
    (e) attendance allowance;
    (f) child benefit;
    (fa) child tax credit; (fb) working tax credit;
    (g) guardian’s allowance;
    (h) a payment out of the social fund in accordance with Part 8 of the Social Security
    Contributions and Benefits Act 1992;
    (i) a payment under Part 10 of that Act (Christmas bonuses).
    If you have any queries about this letter please contact us quoting the reference number
    above.
    Yours sincerely,

    DWP Central FoI Team

    • Stepping Razor says:

      NUDGE DEPARTMENT

      Sign to agree to sanctions.

      • Amanda says:

        Please could you allow people to live nappy productive lives, all
        you are doing is making people more depressed and not better.
        You are not helping. If a person has something to offer they should be allowed to work in a job that suits their abilities.

  38. Stepping Razor says:

    Poll A Tricks is it going to change the disabled peoples plight. They are scared of disabled people, is that because our Human Rights & Equal Rights are being used as a Hate Crime Weapon Against the disabled. Shame on all politicians who continually ignore the genocide ethnic cleansing of disabled people with lies, fraud & contempt. Shows how much the uk loves a genocide, even in their back yard.

    NO HUMAN RIGHTS – NO VOTE – NO EQUALITY LAWS – NO VOTE.

    THE UK HAS NO HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS. THE UK IS BREAKING HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS. THE UK DOES NOT OWN THE HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS LIKE THE UK DON`T OWN DISABLED PEOPLE & USE THEN FOR GENOCIDE & FRAUD.

    SR

  39. Amanda says:

    Human rights do not exist disabled people should be allowed the same rights

  40. kittymcg159 says:

    I went to an ATOS assessment and was stripped of my human dignity due to incontinence awaiting treatment. I told the nurse that I had wet myself she ignored this and carried on with the assessment only after informing her again that I had wet myself then she asked me did I want to stop the assessment and would get me another appointment. I have never felt so low since I have one tomorrow again they refused me a home visit and they refused to change my appointment so I could attend a specialist in continence now I have to wait another 2 months before I can be treated. My depression was recovering but now I feeling low again. I know this will happen again. I hope we win the human rights case. The Tories are people who have never had to live in poverty or know what it is like to be just joe bloggs on the street or to strive with illness and disability.

    It is time people took a stand against these people.

    • moonbeam says:

      It is not so much that the nurse is in the wrong they are only doing what they have been told to do. They really don’t have much choice. But the Tory government can and it them that need to be voted out at the next election.

  41. Humanity2012 says:

    There should be No Deposit Required for Candidates to Stand in General Election’s
    it Discriminates against the Poor

    Equally Elections should be Held Every 3 Years at the Maximum instead of the
    5 Years Dictatorship

    Oppose the Domination of Politic’s by the Rich

  42. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    “WHY HAVE THE DWP REMOVED THIS FROM THEIR WEBSITE?”

    DWP Central Freedom of Information Team
    Annex A

    e-mail: [email address].
    gov.uk

    Our Ref: VTR 2308

    21/5/14
    Annex A

    Dear I Cau,

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information request received on 21/5/14. You asked for:-

    Please attach a copy of the
    op101-gp-fme-request.pdf

    PIP letter (notification): OP 101 – GP medical evidence Our address: Atos Healthcare
    c/o DWP PIP(1) Dr John Smith Warbeck House 18 New Road Blackpool New Town
    FY2 0UZ New County NE1

    which has disappeared from
    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/260393/o
    p101-gp-fme-request.pdf

    You can expect a reply by 19/6/14 unless I need to come back to you to clarify your request or
    the balance of the public interest test needs to be considered.
    If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number
    above.
    Yours sincerely,

    DWP Central FoI Team

  43. Stepping Razor says:

    Iain Duncan Smith continues to hide reports showing failure of universal credit – Wed 21st May 2014 – Politics.co.uk

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is continuing to block publication of reports set to reveal the failure of the Universal Credit scheme, despite a series of rulings insisting they should be released.

    The department submitted a further appeal to the upper tier information tribunal, yesterday afternoon.

    The scheme described as the biggest reform to welfare since Beveridge, was meant to begin last autumn, but has been beset by huge problems and delays since it was first conceived by Iain Duncan Smith.

    A damning report by the National Audit Office last year found “the programme suffered from weak management, ineffective control and poor governance,” and “has not achieved value for money.”

    Transparency campaigners have been pushing for the release of departmental documents which would reveal the scale and nature of problems with the multi-billion pound scheme.

    The reports would also confirm whether the department deliberately misled the public about the progress of the scheme.

    Press releases sent out by the DWP at the time claimed that universal credit was “on track and on time for implementing from 2013″ and insisted that “Universal credit is on track and on budget.”

    The DWP is continuing to block the publication of the following documents.
    • The risk register: This is a record and evaluation of possible risks to the development and operation of the universal credit scheme and the “gravity” of those risks.
    • The issues register: This is a continuing record of problems within the programme, why they have occurred and how they can be dealt with.
    • A milestone schedule: This sets out the planned progression of the programme and the dates by which elements should be completed.
    • A project assessment review: This is an assessment of independent reviews taken of the project under the auspices of the cabinet office.

    The DWP insist the release of these documents would have “a chilling effect” on the workings of the department.

    However, an information tribunal ruling published earlier this year found no evidence of this and insisted that: “we are not persuaded that disclosure would have a chilling effect in relation to the documents before us.”

    They also insisted there was a “strong public interest” in their publication.

    The department have now submitted a further appeal against this decision. In their appeal submitted yesterday afternoon, they say the documents contain “candid” and “imaginative pessimism” about the scheme which if published would “imperil that necessary candour and frankness.”

    The member of the public who successfully took the case to the Information tribunal said the department should now stop trying to hide the reports.

    “I’m sure that IDS will do everything he can to avoid disclosing documents that, in all likelihood, will show that the universal credit programme was poorly designed and badly run from the start,” John Slater told Politics.co.uk

    “I have wonder about the hypocrisy of the government when Andrew Mitchell has called for the disclosure of transcripts of disciplinary hearings against the police officers involved in his case but the ‘biggest reform to welfare since Beveridge’ continues to take place in secret.”

    If the department’s appeal to the upper tribunal fails, Duncan Smith could still use his ministerial veto to block their publication under the Freedom of Information Act.

    However, the ministerial veto has only been used a handful of times by the UK government.

    Former health secretary Andrew Lansley previously used it to block full publication of the NHS risk register, which would have revealed risks facing the government’s controversial NHS reforms.

    Politic.co.uk: -
    http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2014/05/21/iain-duncan-smith-continues-to-hide-reports-showing-failure

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

      “JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN MELTDOWN”

      FIRST THEY WROTE AND TOLD ME THAT I COULD NOT APPEAL TO THE UPPER TRIBUNAL REGARDING TAKING AWAY MY D.L.A., BUT AFTER TELLING THEM THEY WERE BREAKING EQUALITY/HUMAN RIGHTS AND BLOCKING ACCESS TO LEGAL AID AND A FAIR HEARING, THINGS HAVE CHANGED………………..

      TODAY I RECEIVED TWO LETTERS, ONE FROM SCARBOROUGH MAGISTRATES INFORMING THAT THE UPPER TRIBUNAL HAD ASKS FOR COPIES OF DOCUMENTS RELATING TO MY APPEAL, THE OTHER FROM THE UPPER TRIBUNAL TELLING ME IT HAD BEEN REFERRED TO THEM……………

      WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT THIS IS,
      “SURELY IF THE UPPER TRIBUNAL REQUEST DETAILS FROM THE LOWER TRIBUNAL, WHO ORIGINALLY KNOCKED ME BACK, THE INFORMATION WILL ALREADY BE BIASED FROM THE INITIAL DECISION.

      A HIGHER COURT IS ASKING FOR INFORMATION FROM A LOWER COURT, WITHOUT ASKING FOR EVIDENCE FROM ME, THE APPELLANT.

      HOW CAN THIS BE FAIR?

      IN FAIRNESS, THE UPPER TRIBUNAL SHOULD SEND ME THE INFORMATION THAT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED BY THE LOWER TRIBUNAL SO I CAN SEE FOR MYSELF THAT THE EVIDENCE IS NOT TAINTED.

      IT WOULD ALSO APPEAR THAT THE UPPER TRIBUNAL WILL CONTACT ME TO LET ME KNOW THE PROGRESS OF THE CASE………..

      SURELY THIS IS ALSO NOT IN MY FAVOUR, AS I AM NOT AVAILABLE TO MAKE COMMENT DURING THE PROCESS.

      THE COURTS AND TRIBUNAL SERVICE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FAIR AND IMPARTIAL AND INDEPENDENT.

      NONE OF THE ABOVE SEEM TO APPLY…

  44. Tony Veitch says:

    So, twisted little Fraud “couldn’t believe” financial assistance was awarded to those with a lifelong illness or disability. I still find it hard to believe that someone could have managed to get run over by a motorcycle, but Baron Freud managed it. It’s a funny old world.

  45. Humanity2012 says:

    One’s Blood Boils with Rage to Hear that some Tory MPS in the House of
    Cretin’s ( Commons ) were Laughing and Jeering when there was Supposed to
    be a Debate about the Suffering of the Poor

    Sack the Bloody Lot of Them

    Anyone who Votes For Scum like them is Stupid Ignorant and Scum Themselves

    Hands Off the Poor Tax the Rich Scrap MP’S Expenses

  46. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    “SHARING THE ASSASSINS HANDBOOK”

    Dear Mr Ward,

    Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FoI) request received on 13th May 2014. You
    asked:

    Could the Dept please confirm or deny that decision makers at DWP were trained by Atos?

    DWP Decision Makers receive in-house training to make a decision by considering all the
    evidence and applying the law, including any relevant case law, to the facts of each case.
    Atos is contracted to support the delivery of learning of Decision Makers who make decisions
    in respect of how a health condition affects a claimant’s daily life and capability for work.

    If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the reference number
    above.
    Yours sincerely,

    DWP Central FoI Team

    • brunz says:

      So Geoff we get 0 points at Assesment then we have the right for it to be reviewed by the Decision maker? both using the same method to decide our condition.How bent,fixed is that.!

      • GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

        THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS CORRUPT, IT WAS DESIGNED THAT WAY.

        I HAVE NOTICED THAT EVERY TIME I HAVE SUBMITTED EVIDENCE TO A TRIBUNAL, THE EVIDENCE IS GIVEN TO THE DWP WHO IN TURN ISSUE A REBUTTAL OF THE EVIDENCE TO ME, PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE TRIBUNAL.

        THE REBUTTAL OF THE EVIDENCE IS PLACED BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES WHO USE IT TO DENY YOUR CLAIM TO BENEFITS.

        THE DWP HAVE ALWAYS MAINTAINED THAT THE THEIR IS NO LINK BETWEEN THE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL WORKING FOR ATOS AND THE DECISION MADE BY THE DWPS OWN DECISION MAKER.

        THE REALITY IS THAT ATOS HAS ITS FEET FIRMLY IMPLANTED IN BOTH CAMPS, BEING BOTH ASSESSOR AND DECISION MAKER…………….

        “ENGINEERED DISABILITY DENIAL ACTING UPON INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE UNUM CORPORATION TO OUR DEPARTMENT OF WORKS AND PENSIONS”

        OUR GOVERNMENTS BIGGEST PROBLEM, IS THAT THEY ARE AWARE THAT THE SO CALLED EXPERTS WHO PURPORT TO BE “PROFESSIONALS”, ARE NOTHING OF THE SORT…………………..

        THAT IS WHY THEY TRY TO DENY A RECORDING OF ASSESSMENTS.

        EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO HAVE THEIR ASSESSMENT RECORDED, TO DENY THIS REQUEST IS BREAKING THE LAW.

        NO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL OR DOCTOR OR PHYSIOTHERAPIST WORKING FOR A GOVERNMENT AGENCY, WANTS TO HAVE THEIR ASSESSMENT RECORDED FOR FEAR OF REPRISAL, BEING SUED IN COURT……………

        THE ASSESSMENTS SHOULD NOT ONLY BE RECORDED AUDIBLY, THEY SHOULD BE FILMED.

        IF THEY HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, WHY TRY TO PUT OBSTACLES IN THE WAY?

        THEY ARE TRYING TO STOP RECORDING OF PIP EXAMINATIONS……..

        IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE IT RECORDED, DESPITE WHAT THEY TRY TO CLAIM………..

        THE ONLY REASON THE DWP ALLOW LIMA BASED SOFTWARE TO BE USED, IS NOT FOR SPEED, BUT TO APPORTION ANY BLAME ON A CORRUPT REPORT DIRECTLY ON A COMPUTER GENERATION RATHER THAN THE ONUS ON A PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL WHO MADE AN ERROR THAT CAUSED SERIOUS HARDSHIP, SUFFERING OR DEATH………

        MY ANSWER IS EASY,

        NO RECORDING, NO TEST……………………

        EVERYONE ASK FOR A RECORDING IMMEDIATELY YOU ARE REQUESTED TO GO FOR AN EXAMINATION…….

        IF IT IS NOT AVAILABLE…………..WALK OUT……………

        • Brunz says:

          Great advice thanks Geoff.I had a strange comment as I finished my tribunel last July.The judge said my case appeal was succesful but only for a year???? so now im waiting for the brown envelope.

        • AL says:

          Lima seems to make the WCA like a mystery multiple choice exam. When they ask us questions should were ask what choice of answer we have? Might we be less upset by inaccuracy if we at least get to choose which of their pre planned answers is least offensive. Just think of the audacity of the person who designed LIMA and decided that they already know the answers to the questions. We are not unique are we? We can’t be. It is not allowed.

          On another tack, all the billions of pounds spent to reduce costs and the DWP still isn’t making any savings. All the dead people who no longer get their benefits and still no savings. All the miraculouly cured sick people and no savings All the Fraud investigations which have caused innocent people to fear leaving their homes for fear of their neighbours reporting them for working or shirking, and still no savings. All the poor people ethnically cleansed from the capital because they can no longer afford their rents and still houing benefit keeps rising. How long will people stand by and nod in agreement as cruelty is inflicted on those who can’t fight back? Have they become accustomed to enjoying a little schadenfreude in return for their hard earned Tax? If there are no savings then what other purpose does all this suffering serve?

  47. Stepping Razor says:

    Starting a PIP Claim – from atoshealthcare site

    If you want to make a PIP claim, the first thing to do is contact the DWP. The DWP will help get you started in the process, generally by asking you to complete a How Your Disability Affects You form which you return to DWP. See the PIP How to Claim section for more information about what might be involved at the start of the PIP process.

    It is very important that your How Your Disability Affects You form is completed in full and that you provide as much supporting evidence as you can easily obtain (from a health or other professional involved in your care, for example). Any additional evidence you provide should be sent with your How Your Disability Affects You form.

    You do not need to request additional evidence that you may have to pay for, e.g. a report from a GP. If this evidence is required we will request it from the GP and pay their fees for producing it.

    The DWP has special arrangements for people who have a terminal illness and are not expected to live for more than six months. If you have a confirmed PIP claim under the special rules for terminally ill people, your claim will be dealt with more quickly.

    Atoshealthcarefailure:-
    http://www.atoshealthcare.com/pip/starting_a_PIP_claim

    • Stepping Razor says:

      “How Your Disability Affects You form”

      So you have to be vetted before you can get a real PIP Claim Form, with a How Your Disability Affects You Form. Cutting corners so less work for atos & the dwp.

      Cameron, IDS, Mike Penning YOUR OUT OF OFFICE So the charges Human Rights breaches are a real threat to the arseholes defrauding the disabled. Mike Penning can`t have a bad word said against him on the internet, because there is nothing on Mike Penning & The Disabled. Run murderers of disabled hate crime, I am here to pick up the pieces of political weakness & cover ups on a huge scale of fraud.

      • Stepping Razor says:

        Making a claim for PIP – example PIP1 form
        Claims to Personal Independence Payment are started over the phone by
        calling the PIP new claims number – 0800 917 2222 (or text phone 0800
        917 7777).
        Once the claim has been registered, DWP will send the claimant a PIP2
        ‘How your disability affects you’ form for completion. You can find out
        more about the claim process and how it works in the toolkit.

        In exceptional circumstances, where claimant is unable to deal with DWP
        by phone, or needs extra help, they can request a paper version of the
        initial claim form (PIP1).
        This captures the same basic information that DWP take over the phone.
        The forms will be personalised to the individual who requested them, and
        should not be copied or used for other claimants.
        An example of the form is included overleaf for information only. Please
        do not try to use printed versions of this form.

        • Stepping Razor says:

          Atos run the PIP website called atos healthcare – so any complaints go to atos, yet atos will blame the government & the government will blame atos for the failure.

          Atos Healthcare PIP Customer Relations

          •Use only approved Health Professionals trained in disability analysis

          – disability analysis = 4 hours on wiki

          SO THE GOVERNMENT HAVE SACKED ATOS – FRAUD !!

  48. Stepping Razor says:

    FOI Request -

    Do the DWP & The Government still use atos in their Welfare Reform?

    A. No, the DWP the government do not use atos anymore.

    EVEN THE FOI ARE INVOLVED WITH COVER UPS & FRAUD.

  49. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    JUST READING ONE OF THE DWP’S QUESTIONNAIRES, THE ONE CALLED DLA80………..

    FASCINATING READING FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DISABILITY DENIAL.

    QUESTION 26/ HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK DO YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY WALKING?

    QUESTION 24/ PLEASE TICK THE BOX THAT BEST DESCRIBES HOW YOU WALK?

    QUESTION 25/ DO YOU NEED PHYSICAL SUPPORT FROM SOMEONE ELSE TO HELP YOU WALK?

    QUESTION 23/ PLEASE TICK THE BOX THAT DESCRIBES YOUR WALKING SPEED?

    QUESTION 37/ DO YOU FALL OR STUMBLE BECAUSE OF YOUR ILLNESS OR DISABILITIES?
    WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FALL OR STUMBLE?
    DO YOU NEED HELP TO GET UP AFTER A FALL?
    WHEN DID YOU LAST FALL OR STUMBLE?
    HOW OFTEN DO YOU FALL OR STUMBLE?

    ALL THE QUESTIONS ARE UTTER CLAPTRAP, THE ONLY THING THE DWP ARE AFTER IS YOUR CONSENT TO UNDERGO THE PIP EXAMINATION BY A AN EX BED PAN WASHER WHO HOLDS NO PROPER QUALIFICATION WHATSOEVER………………..

    CONSENT CONSENT CONSENT THE QUESTIONS ARE COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT AS THEY ARE OUT TO DO ONE THING ONLY,

    “STEAL YOUR BENEFITS AND SEND YOU TO THE SCRAP HEAP”

    AND REMEMBER…………

    THESE QUESTIONNAIRES ARE NOT GOING TO ANYBODY WITH MEDICAL EXPERIENCE, JUST A DWP PEN PUSHER WHO USES ATOS DENIAL TECHNIQUES TO ROB YOU OF WHAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO……………

  50. Martha Tulip says:

    Well this report has created quite a storm then!!

    The ICC at the Hague rather like the ECB at Lords couldn’t give a shit

  51. Stepping Razor says:

    Ministry of Justice ‘fixes’ Atos billing system 8 years into £500m deal

    Still working on contract management issues uncovered following Serco and G4S overcharging scandal

    [ComputerWorlduk.com] 13th May 2014

    The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) does not know what services were delivered and paid for within its £500 million IT contract with Atos, ComputerworldUK can exclusively reveal.

    Following Serco and G4S’ electronic tagging scandal, the MoJ dodged another overcharging fiasco at the close of last year, ComputerworldUK has found. Eight years into the contract and five months after the irregularities were discovered, work to resolve invoicing and pricing mechanism issues is “ongoing”, the MoJ said.

    The MoJ Contract Management Review Findings and Recommendations Report December 2013 by Barclays and MoJ’s non-executive director Tim Breedon found invoicing and payment problems gave “rise to the risk of material errors or irregularities in charging, or a significant operational failure” in Atos’ IT contract.

    Inefficient IT systems mean prosecutors choose paper over digital
    Ministry of Justice finds problems with more G4S contracts
    Ministry of Justice offender tagging contract could top £3.5bn

    The review found that the MoJ authorised invoices based on Atos’ own service delivery data and that, “in some instances, MoJ has minimal visibility of what is being delivered and what is being paid for”. The ministry refused to comment on exactly how much of the contract suffered from visibility issues.

    ComputerworldUK understands that the IT infrastructure services that were subject to payment queries consist of desktop, service desk, networks printing, hosting/data centre, applications and security services as part of the DISC (Development, Innovation and Support Contract), which covers all aspects of the Ministry of Justice and the court system. The 10-year long DISC contract cost the MoJ £47.2 million last year.

    The MoJ insisted that: “There is absolutely no evidence of overcharging or misreporting of information regarding the Atos contract to provide IT services to the courts.

    “The report merely identified areas where the MoJ could further improve the management of the contract. These are being taken forward to ensure the taxpayer continues to receive value for money.”

    Atos has said that it supports transparency in its contracts, and that it is working with the government to enable this.

    Contract problems were not confined to IT, the report revealed. Visibility problems and authorisation of invoices based on suppliers’ own service delivery data occured in seven of the 15 most expensive MoJ contracts last year.

    Open book accounting

    Following the electronic tagging and court facilities scandal in which the MoJ paid for services for phantom prisoners, G4S and Serco refunded the department £108.9 million plus tax and £68.5 million, respectively, to settle. But a forensic audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the National Audit Office revealed that the government does not have its own independent data to prove where they have been overcharged. The potential overcharge “may amount to tens of millions of pounds” according to the audit report.

    The MoJ told ComputerworldUK that “the infrastructure services contract incorporates open book accounting principles”.

    Open book accounting is an arrangement whereby costing information is shared transparently between client and contractor. Although many large contracts across government are “open-book”, many departments do not use open-book clauses to request information from the supplier.

    In evidence to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in November, chief procurement officer Bill Crothers said: “In a recent sample of large contracts, about a third were open book, although most of the open-book clauses were not used. What we have is a right, but for some reason, the departments were not enacting the open-book clauses.”

    Lack of understanding

    Breedon’s review found that in Atos’ case, alongside G4S and Serco’s contracts, “it is apparent that some contract management staff lack understanding of the complete invoice process”.

    However, the MoJ would not confirm whether it was the same staff who handled contract management across the department.

    Since the review, the MoJ has been implementing all six of Breedon’s recommendations to avoid invoicing and price mechanism problems. But it told ComputerworldUK that it was an “ongoing” process that will “take time” and cannot “happen over a few days”. They could not disclose when this process would conclude.

    The recommendations were designed to enable the MoJ to either verify data independently or to put into place systems that allow the ministry to trust self-certified invoices from suppliers.

    For example, it suggested the MoJ collect its own cost and delivery data so that it can independently verify invoices, and that it should ensure that payment is linked to actual delivery of service by checking against payment data.

    It also suggested that the MoJ develop independent assurance and contract compliance plans for all contract. This would include audits of invoiced amounts of payments.

    Meanwhile, where the MoJ accepts self-certified invoices from suppliers, the report recommended the MoJ ensure that the systems and processes in place to produce the invoices are audited.

    The report suggested that these recommendations are incorporated during the contract creation, and monitored throughout.

    “For all contracts, it is recommended that an exercise is conducted to identify the key risks that threaten invoice accuracy and validity; this may build on the existing key assessment processes,” the report said.

    Atos response

    A spokesperson from Atos told ComputerworldUK: “We support transparency and the principle of open book where it is applied consistently across suppliers and government contract.

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    “We have provided it where asked by our clients in the past – the NAO have reviewed this when they looked at private providers in government last year. We support more transparency going forwards and we are working with government to look at options.”

    The MoJ paid three different providers for ICT contracts last year, ComputerworldUK understands. CGI provides services under the DISCs contract owned by Atos, which also include the crown prosecution services’ case management systems. Steria received £69.5 million for the probation services contract and HP received £88.1 million for hosting the payroll and HR services.

    The UK Supreme Court did not renew its part of the service agreement under the DISCs contract last year and opted for an in-house system from the Government’s G-Cloud store in January. It told ComputerworldUK that this decision was for efficiency and cost-saving reasons.

    The government confirmed, in April, that it will now accept bids from G4S, having barred the company from bidding for public sector work in July last year after the fraud investigation and settlement.

    ComputerWorlduk.com: -
    http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3513662/ministry-of-justice-fixes-atos-billing-system-8-years-into-500m-deal/

  52. Humanity2012 says:

    Britain Wake Up

    Demand the Repairing of the Welfare State Now and Forever

  53. Stepping Razor says:

    ‘I feel I have been abandoned’: Almost 100,000 critically ill people facing delay of up to a year to claim a payment which is supposed to cover vital costs

    [ThisIsMoney.co.uk 28th May 2014]

    Almost 100,000 critically ill people are facing a delay of up to a year to claim a payment which is supposed to cover vital costs such as travel to hospital appointments.

    Charities say they have heard of cancer sufferers and other sick people missing vital treatment or using payday loans because they have not been able to claim a new benefit called a Personal Independence Payment.

    This Government payout is worth between £21.55 and £138 a week and is given to people who are suddenly stricken by a serious illness.

    It is supposed to help with additional living costs incurred when someone is critically ill, such as heating and transport. It is not means-tested and anyone can receive it if they pass a health assessment.

    But administrative delays — particularly in having the health assessment — have left thousands waiting months to hear if they will receive a penny. Many have worked all their lives but find that they are left strapped for cash or forced to dip in to their savings after having to leave work because of their illness.

    Neal Southwick, financial support lead at cancer charity Macmillan, says: ‘It is vital during this time to be able to eat well, warm your home or buy new clothes if your body shape changes during the course of the illness. But we are seeing some people waiting up to a year for this help. It is heart-breaking.’

    To be eligible for PIP you must have had your condition for at least three months — though you can apply for it immediately after being diagnosed.

    Most applicants have their health assessed by representatives from one of two companies, Atos or Capita. These firms hold lucrative contracts worth £127 million a year to carry out this work for the Government.

    They then pass their recommendations about an individual’s health to the Department for Work and Pensions.

    The Government initially expected claims for PIP to be fully processed in just under 11 weeks.

    However, in February, the National Audit Office warned a backlog of 92,000 PIP claims had led to people facing ‘distress and financial difficulties’.

    Carole Farler has been waiting since last summer to hear if she was eligible for the payment. For 18 years Mrs Farler worked as a cleaner and playground supervisor at a primary school in Weston super-Mare.

    That was until the 48-year-old learned the crippling chest pain she had suffered for months was a symptom of breast cancer. Her lengthy treatment consisted of a mastectomy and rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

    The mother-of-two was left so frail that she had no choice but to give up the job she loved. She says: ‘It broke my heart to leave the school, but I was in so much pain I could barely make it through the gates. I miss the children and want nothing more than to be back, but the treatment has really taken its toll and I am still recovering.’

    Although the school paid her salary initially and kept her job open, she began to struggle financially after a few months.

    She wouldn’t have been able to get by without the help of her 22-year-old son Dan, who moved in to help with her care and the bills.

    Last June, for the first time, she turned to the state for help and applied for PIP. Her first set of application forms to the DWP were lost. She reapplied in August only to be told an assessment of her health would take seven months. On the day of that appointment in March the Atos representative failed to turn up. She was finally assessed this month.

    Money Mail contacted the DWP, which then told her she was eligible for the payment.

    She adds: ‘I have worked without a break since I’ve left school at the age of 16. I feel I have been abandoned and left with nowhere to turn. It has been a real struggle.’

    Jason Rose has also never applied for benefits. But the self-employed painter and decorator from Bridgend, South Wales, has been waiting for six months to hear whether he is eligible for a PIP after being diagnosed with cancer.

    The 49-year-old exhausted his savings. During the cold weather he was forced to cut back on his heating bills. In March a letter arrived from Capita, giving him an assessment date for the previous month.

    He received a new date but the assessor failed to turn up. For his most recent appointment he was given just 24 hours’ notice.

    Last week he was told he would finally receive a payout.

    Mr Rose says: ‘I just needed some help when I was going through some tough times, but the system seems a complete fiasco.’

    A DWP spokesman says under the previous system applicants would have to gather all the information themselves and fill in a 40-page form. Those who suffer delays get a backdated payment and terminally ill applications are fast-tracked.

    He says: ‘Macmillan has also acknowledged that improvements in the system have already been made for people who are terminally ill.’

    A spokesman for Atos says: ‘We are taking immediate action to reduce delays in our part of the process.’

    A Capita spokesman says: ‘We are working closely together with the DWP to ensure everything is done to deliver this service as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of detailed face-to-face assessments carried out for claimants.’

    ThisIsMoney.co.uk: -
    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-2640803/Critically-ill-facing-delay-year-claim-vital-payment.html

    • Stepping Razor says:

      “Almost 100,000 critically ill people are facing a delay of up to a year to claim a payment ”

      The death toll will rise from 42,000 to 80,000 disabled deaths. What war zone, there`s no war it`s called a hidden war zone of genocide ethnic cleansing of the disabled. Atos & Capita & the DWP conning the tax payer out of billions of £££ since it has been revealed that atos has gone double over budget. DOUBLE BUBBLE !!

  54. Stepping Razor says:

    Heart-op dad told to go back to work

    [Lancashire Evening Post 28th May 2014]

    A dad recovering from open heart surgery and a week-long coma was ordered to go back to work despite suffering from a string of serious medical conditions.

    Nigel Hopkins, 38, was born with aortic stenosis, where a heart valve becomes paralysed, and had a mechanical valve inserted as an emergency three months ago, along with metal pins in his sternum.

    Following his surgery, he went into a coma and he also suffers from epilepsy, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and takes more than 30 prescription drugs a day.

    Mr Hopkins has been receipt of £70 a week Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) on and off since 2009 because of his inability to work.

    Last week, he received a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), saying he is now deemed fit to work because after missing his latest assessment on May 7, and his allowance would be stopped.

    The former joiner of Lockhart Road, Deepdale, Preston, claims he did not receive the invitation to the assessment.

    After the Evening Post spoke to the DWP, the decision to stop Mr Hopkin’s allowance has been reversed pending a further assessment, but the news had not been passed on to Mr Hopkins.

    However, he confirmed last night the ESA payment has now been paid into his account following the LEP’s intervention.

    The father-of-two said: “This honestly makes me not trust anyone. I was worried about where I’d go from here and to put a roof over my sons’ heads. I struggle to cope with everyday tasks like making a cup of tea.

    “Because of my fits, I’ve poured boiling water on myself, dropped a kettle, fallen on to the cooker, and I’ve fallen down the stairs.

    “I’ve also got Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from my time living in the Dominican Republic where I saw people being shot.

    “I wake up in the night panicking, and I can’t leave the house without being sick. Because of this, I wouldn’t be able to work.”

    Mr Hopkins said that he gets a different decision on whether he is fit to work every time he attends an Atos medical. Atos Healthcare carry out medical assessments on behalf of the DWP and send the information to the government department for a decision.

    Mr Hopkins said: “Last October I went for an Atos medical and the woman didn’t medically assess me, she sat 10ft away and did an interview. Then she told me there was nothing wrong with me. I think she should go and work for my cardiologist, because she can do from 10ft away what he can’t do with millions of pounds of equipment.”

    When his benefits were stopped after the October assessment, he was unable to buy them Christmas presents and was unable to get a grant to buy furniture for a house.

    His ESA was then reinstated in January after a new claim was entered.

    Disability charities have criticised the ESA assessment procedures as ‘badly designed’. A Scope spokesman said: “We need a back-to-work system that works for disabled people. Disabled people are pushing hard to find work. But they face massive challenges – too often they don’t get the right kind of support and work places are not flexible enough.”

    The Evening Post reported last year how between April 2010 and 2012, of the 2,660 people in Preston to be assessed, 53 per cent were deemed fit for work.

    A DWP spokesman said: “Mr Hopkins told us he was unable to attend his Work Capability Assessment due to not receiving the letter, not because of a health condition.

    “We have now reviewed his claim and have re-instated his ESA payments on the basis of medical evidence.”

    Atos Healthcare said it passed on information about the missed appointment to the DWP and had no further involvement in the case.

    LancashireEveningPost: -
    http://www.lep.co.uk/news/health/local/heart-op-dad-told-to-go-back-to-work-1-6640616

    • Stepping Razor says:

      “Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), saying he is now deemed fit to work because after missing his latest assessment on May 7, and his allowance would be stopped.”

      Missing an appointment is not being found fit for work, it is a fraudulent claim by the DWP & Atos. What does that prove missing an appointment, perhaps we [the disabled] had an emergency medical condition that needed more attention than the dwp & Atos. Perhaps we missed the appointment because we had to travel 100 miles to get to the place & we got lost. But to blatantly call a missed appointment fit for work is fraudulent & untruth. The onus is on the burden of proof, the disabled with a disability, not slander & lies by fraudulent means.

      SR

  55. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    “I RECENTLY SENT 5 LETTERS TO FIVE DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN THE DWP, RECORDED DELIVERY, ASKING WHY I WAS BEING MADE TO EXIST ON £33.20P PER WEEK DESPITE BEING DECLARED DISABLED FOR LIFE SOME 14 YEARS AGO”

    I HAVE HAD, NOT ONE ANSWER…………………..

    IF THE LAW STATES THAT AN ABLE BODIED PERSON IS ENTITLED TO AT LEAST SEVENTY PLUS POUNDS PER WEEK TO EXIST ON, WHY AM I RECEIVING LESS THAN HALF?

    THEY ARE AFRAID TO REPLY BECAUSE I WILL SEND THEIR REASONS TO THE COURTS OF HUMAN RIGHTS DIRECTLY………………

    FIVE RECORDED LETTERS AND NO ANSWERS?

    “nobody will put their name to anything that could be used against them in a civil claim”

    THEY ARE BREAKING EVERY LAW PROTECTING HUMAN, EQUALITY AND DISABILITY RIGHTS.

    “YOU KNOW IT, I KNOW IT, AND MOST OF ALL, THEY KNOW IT”

    IT ONLY TAKES ONE COURT CASE TO SET A PRECEDENT THAT WILL ENABLE A LANDSLIDE OF VICTORIES WITHIN THE STRUGGLING COURT SYSTEM.

    HAVE FAITH, IT WILL HAPPEN……………………………………

    • brunz says:

      If we could get the facts we could leaflet every household with the truth if we all joined together.It seems like a small amount of groups trying to get their voices heard by a large population mainly unaware of how government,unelected,are treating us.There has got to be a way?

  56. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    “EVERY PERSON WHO HAS DIED AS A RESULT OF WELFARE REFORM IS ANOTHER PIECE OF EVIDENCE THAT WILL BRING THE DWP AND IT’S EMPLOYEES NEARER THE JUSTICE THAT WE SEEK”

    OVER FORTY THOUSAND REASONS TO REALISE THAT THEY ARE BEING FOLLOWED THROUGH EVERY INCH OF THEIR MURDEROUS PURSUIT OF THE POOR AND WEAKEST IN UK SOCIETY.

    …………………….IT’S NOT JUST THE MONEY THEY STOLE, NOT ONLY THE LIVES THEY DESTROYED, NOT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US………..

  57. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    MoD secretly poisoning guinea pigs at British Army base with same sarin nerve gas used by Bashar al-Assad in Syria

    223 guinea pigs given banned gas by MoD scientists in the past two years
    MoD says ‘vital’ tests carried out to find an antidote for sarin
    Chemical was used by Syrian president in attack on his own people last year
    Charity Peta slams tests using banned gas as ‘cruel’ and ‘utterly useless’

    ………………………..AND YET THE DWP KILLED MORE THAN FORTY THOUSAND HUMAN BEINGS USING SANCTIONS………….

  58. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    JUST BECAUSE THE DWP REFUSE TO RELEASE THE MORTALITY STATISTIC’S, IT DOESN’T MEAN IT HASN’T HAPPENED…………..

    JUST BECAUSE THE MEDIA IS BEING DIRECTED TO SUIT POLITICAL AGENDA, IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT IT HASN’T HAPPENED……………

    THE NAZI’S ALWAYS COVERED UP THEIR BLOODTRAILS CAREFULLY, DOING MOST OF THEIR EXTERMINATIONS IN THICKLY WOODED AREAS OR BEING SAFE IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THOSE WHO ENTERED THE CREMATORIA, WOULD NOT LIVE TO TELL……………….

    THE PAPER TRAIL OF THE KILLING SPREE CANNOT BE ERASED, NO MATTER WAT THEY TRY TO SWEEP UNDER THE CARPET.

    THE TRUTH ALWAYS RISES TO THE SURFACE…………….

  59. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    It’s a marvelous thing, this job satisfaction lark………….

    Imagine the buzz the PCS workers get when denying the right of someone to eat, drink or have a roof over their heads.

    Going home full in the knowledge that you have left someone, probably on the verge of suicide, pondering if to take the next big step to take away the pain forever………….

    Families ripped apart by a doctrine so evil that it defies words.

    Yet, it’s all in a days work for the Sewotka butchery department!

    Would they inflict all the pain and misery on one of their own family or friends, i doubt it?

    In all the books i have read about serial killers it is always mentioned that the lust for another victim intensifies to a fever pitch before the next slaying, perhaps it is this hunger that drives the DWP assassination squads?

    What did you do today mum?

    “Oh, i took away someones right to live, sanctioned them”

    “Can we go and watch them die mummy, it will be so much fun?”

    JOB SATISFACTION ROUGHLY TRANSLATED MEANS………..

    THE PCS UNION MEMBERS WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO PROTECT THEIR OWN JOBS, EVEN COMMITTING MURDER IF REQUESTED…………….

    “But i thought you helped people daddy?”

    “We do, taking away the trash is a daily routine”

    “Trash, daddy?”

    “I thought that they were poor daddy?”

    “Same thing……………………

    “Now go to sleep…………………………………………………………………….

  60. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    DOWN THE TOILET

    TWO FOOT DEEP

    LIES A SAUSAGE

    FAST ASLEEP

    DON’T DISTURB IT

    LET IT REST

    MARK SERWOTKA’S

    DONE HIS BEST………………………..

  61. Humanity2012 says:

    Nazi Britain Nihilistic Britain Nasty Britain

    Too many Ignoramuses around Us

  62. Stepping Razor says:

    Confusion over ‘whistleblower’s’ shocking PIP claims

    [Disability News Service 30th May 2014] John Pring

    The government and its contractor Atos Healthcare have strongly denied claims by an alleged whistleblower that civil servants ordered assessors to make it harder for disabled people to claim the coalition’s new disability benefit.

    Scores of disabled campaigners saw an email this week that described information apparently leaked by an Atos manager.

    The email had been intended for a few leading activists, but mistakenly ended up on a website before its contents could be checked.

    The email warned that a group of Atos managers had been briefed by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) civil servants, who told them how they were supposed to interpret new guidance for personal independence payment (PIP), the replacement for working-age disability living allowance.

    The email – based on a conversation with the Atos whistleblower – described how she and her colleagues had been summoned to a meeting, but before entering the room had been searched by security guards to ensure “that no-one entered with any recording device, mobile phone, tablet, pen, paper etc”.

    The email then detailed how they were told about a number of alleged “clarifications” to the PIP process that would make it harder to claim the new benefit.

    One “clarification” was that assessors should now ignore previous instructions that claimants must be able to carry out all activities “safely, reliably, repeatedly and in a reasonable time period”.

    This was one of the claims that horrified many of the campaigners who read the email this week.

    Earlier this year, DWP gave permission for assessors to carry out more paper-based assessments of claimants, in order to try to address the huge PIP backlog.

    But the email claimed that all those who have been given a paper-based assessment over the last three months would now be recalled – and their PIP payments put on hold – and forced to have a face-to-face assessment.

    They could even be asked to repay the money they have already received, if their needs did not match the tough new guidelines.

    The email also made a number of other claims about “clarifications” to the PIP assessment rules that were allegedly passed on by the DWP civil servants in the meeting, all of which would have made it harder for disabled people to claim the benefit.

    The email also warned that the backlog of disabled people waiting for their PIP claims to be assessed had grown to nearly 150,000.

    Disability News Service (DNS) has reported cases of disabled people who have had to wait as long as nine months, and even a man who had to wait more than a year to hear whether he would receive PIP.

    And this week, DNS spoke to a carer whose husband, who has dementia, has been waiting nearly 11 months for a PIP assessment.

    But despite the persuasive detail contained in the email, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Atos have insisted that its entire contents are untrue.

    A DWP spokesman told DNS: “None of the points you raise below are true.

    “The reliability criteria and the assessment criteria, including the descriptors [which describe how able someone is to carry out an activity], are contained in legislation and therefore cannot be and definitely are not ‘ignored’.”

    And an Atos spokeswoman added: “No such briefing took place and none of the below is true.”

    New DWP guidance for PIP assessors, published this week, showed no obvious, extreme tightening of the rules.

    Several disability websites which had reported the email later described it as a “hoax”, while it was denounced as “misinformation” and “false” on Twitter, but without any apparent proof.

    DNS has spoken to Mrs X, the disabled carer who sent the email that caused the controversy. She has asked for her identity to be kept secret.

    She said she had intended that the information should not be published until further research was carried out to confirm how accurate it was. She was appalled when it started to appear on websites without her permission and with no attempt to check its accuracy.

    The information in the email came from a friend of Mrs X who told her how she had attended the Atos briefing session and subsequently passed on what she and colleagues had been told.

    Mrs X said that information previously passed on to her by her friend about the PIP assessment process had subsequently turned out to be true.

    She said her friend had been highly upset and distressed about the alleged PIP changes when she spoke to her, because of the impact they would have on disabled people.

    She added: “Why would somebody do this and put their livelihood and well-being at risk if it was not true? What motivation could they have other than altruism?

    “I would not have stuck my neck out to report what was told to me if I didn’t believe that this lady’s grief and distress were absolutely genuine.”

    Mrs X said her friend had made it clear that the PIP rules themselves had not been changed, but had just been “clarified”.

    She said: “She kept saying: ‘It’s not about changing the descriptors, it’s about ‘clarification’. It’s not about ‘changes’ to the law.’ She was clear that this was guidance from the DWP about how the descriptors should be applied.”

    29 May 2014

    DisabilityNewsService: -
    http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2014/05/confusion-over-whistleblowers-shocking-pip-claims/

  63. Stepping Razor says:

    A DWP guidance document for providers carrying out assessments for Personal Independence Payment

    Updated on 27 May 2014

    Full 150 pages of the new PIP Rules [PDF]
    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/315970/pip-assessment-guide-mw-020614.pdf

  64. Stepping Razor says:

    MUDDLE – FIX A MUDDLE IN A THINK TANK HUDDLE – A PUDDLE FULL OF MUDDLE – MUDDLING TIMES.

  65. Humanity2012 says:

    The 5th of June Mark’s the 185th Anniversary of HMS Pickle Capturing the Slave Ship Voladora in 1829 AD .

    Slavery should Alway’s be Opposed even in UK 2014 .

  66. Humanity2012 says:

    Yes to Social Justice No to Tyranny Oppression and Degrading ILL Treatment

  67. Humanity2012 says:

    Down with Oppression and Oppression Collaborators Evil and Evil Doers

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

      So its seventy years since the D Day landings and it is also acknowledged that up up four thousand allied troops died the day afterwards…………..

      Yet these brave people have not gone unnoticed, the stunning cemeteries paying homage to the outstanding valour of those sent to fight by the cowards within westminster.

      Strangely, over forty thousand people have lost their lives due to the evil, twisted policies of our Queen backed, welfare acts.

      The government have managed to hide the true mortality rates of ten times more deaths than happened around the Normandy beach landings!

      Imagine all those monuments and graves and then multiply it by ten……..

      The only real difference is that the war finished all those years ago, but the cull of our people continues………..

      Nobody is ever responsible, policies are working, yet foodbanks and deprivation, homelessness and destitution are none existent…………

      Our monarch wants a rude awakening, poncing around in a new multi thousand pound carriage while her serfs are driven into the ground.

      Even the old bastard in Spain has recognised that no cunt wants him, when will old wrinkly finally walk away?

      “SO THERE WE HAVE IT”

      “THE DWP AND IT’S PCS STORMTROOPERS HAVE DONE AWAY WITH TEN TIMES MORE THAN THOSE WHO PERISHED THE DAY AFTER D DAY”

  68. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    From: G Ward

    1 June 2014

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    With regards to my previous request which was answered Our Ref: VTR
    2230, can the department please tell me as you have already stated
    in above Our Ref: VTR2230 decision managers do in house training on
    law and Atos train them in medical conditions so my next question
    is;

    1.What medical qualifications do Atos Trainers hold to train
    Decision Managers as part of their medical training to make it
    possible for decision managers to do their job.

    Yours faithfully,

    G Ward

    Link to this
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/atos_qualifications_for_medical#incoming-523882

  69. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    From: bill webber

    30 May 2014

    Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

    What percentage of people who claimed PIP Personal Independence
    Payment have had the claim refused since the benefit was introduced
    by the DWP
    Yours faithfully,

    William Webber

    Link to this
    w.whatdotheyknow.com/request/personal_independent_payment#incoming-524327

  70. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    I NEVER THOUGHT THAT I WOULD EVER SAY IT, BUT AFTER STUDYING PAGE AFTER PAGE OF MISERY AND DISTRESS, THE ONLY OPINION THAT I CAN REACH IS THAT GOVERNMENT POLICY HAS BEEN DELIBERATELY WRITTEN TO KILL PEOPLE…………………

    WHETHER IT BE THE DISABLED, THE UNEMPLOYED, THE ELDERLY, THE HOMELESS, THE NHS, THE CARE FACILITIES, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN CAREFULLY ENGINEERED TO TAKE HUMAN LIVES.

    SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, HAS REACHED THE OPINION THAT THOSE OF A LOWER CASTE ARE NOT WORTHY OF A LIFE.

    WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING IS A CULL OF EPIC PROPORTIONS DRIVEN BY A DERANGED FEW.

    THE ACT OF REFUSING TO PUBLISH GROWING MORTALITY STATISTICS IS EVIDENCE THAT THE EXTERMINATION OF PEOPLE FROM OUR SOCIETY HAS BEEN CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATED BY THOSE SEEKING ANONYMITY.

    I AM NOT A CONSPIRACY THEORIST. BUT WHAT WE ARE ALL FAILING TO SEE IS THE FINAL SOLUTION…………………..

    SEEMINGLY WORKED ON A GLOBAL SCALE, ALL THE PIECES OF THE JIGSAW ARE STARTING TO FORM A PICTURE WHERE THE POOR AND INJURED MUST FALL TO FORM SOME KIND OF MISTAKEN UTOPIA FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALLOWED TO PROSPER.

    ONLY TIME WILL REVEAL THE FULL EXTENT OF THIS SICK EXPERIMENT WHERE THE BASICS OF NATURE, SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, HAS BEEN UNLEASHED ON THE UNWARY………….

    SINCE WHEN HAVE THE DEATHS OF SO MANY BEEN HIDDEN FROM PUBLIC VIEW?

    MARK MY WORD, CLASS WAR HAS ALREADY BEGUN.

    IT SAYS ON NEARLY EVERY MEMORIAL TO THE FALLEN, “LEST WE FORGET”……………………

    IT SEEMS WE HAVE LOST DIRECTION IN WHAT WE WERE FIGHTING FOR……………………………………………………..

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    • AL says:

      Survival of the fittest I think is true. Come the end of the world in the final days the necessities of life will become scarce, those who are poor will not afford the basics of life and will have to steal or perish. As global warming escalates the earth will support fewer and fewer people. It seems that governments have decided to cut the dead wood out early. For those of us who measure a persons worth in things other than money, this is incomprehensible. For everyone else it seems to be common sense. For those of us on the culling list, we can take comfort knowing the world we will be forced to leave is unlikely to be a world worth living in.

  71. Annos says:

    “Paul on the Coming collapse of the dollar & all fiat currencies: Officials in charge of monetary policy are very aware of what’s coming- they believe as long as it is orderly they will be ok…The problem is when people lose confidence in a currency, they lose confidence completely. There’s nothing orderly about it! There’s always a panic, and that’s hard to manage. There will be a day when people will panic in the financial markets, not only in the dollar, but in the world-wide system!”

    http://www.silverdoctors.com/ron-paul-nothing-orderly-about-the-currency-collapse-thats-coming-it-will-be-a-panic/

    I will say it once again…..It was planned to be this way decades ago!.

  72. Mo Stewart says:

    Odd comments here Geoff…

    My research established that 4 years ago.

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

      Not odd, maybe just the reality of what is happening starting to form a clearer picture in my head…………….

      Another phase of bringing the rewards of lobbying to the table of the private health insurers is now underway.

      Thousands of adults in England could lose access to home care under draft government guidelines, campaigners are warning.

      The regulations, which are subject to consultation, set out the care needs someone must have to qualify for council-funded care.

      Charities, including Age UK, say the criteria will lead to many people being shut out of the care system.

      But Care Minister Norman Lamb says the new system will be fairer.

      From now on the inability to do just one of these fundamental things will not be enough to qualify you for support”

      Caroline Abrahams Alzheimer’s UK

      The changes, which will be introduced in April 2015, will see all local authorities in England use the same minimum guidelines for determining whether they should provide care.

      PAVING THE WAY FOR THE GREEDY TENTACLES OF THE UNUM CORPORATION THAT HAS INFILTRATED OUR GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE BACK DOOR……………

      LOBBYING, THE DIRTIEST WORD IN POLITICS TODAY, THE SEPTIC TANK THAT IS THE ROOT OF ALL THAT DRIVES OUR POLITICAL AGENDA TODAY………………………..

      GREED GREED GREED GREED GREED GREED GREED GREED GREED GREED

  73. Mo Stewart says:

    https://www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?itemno=20097

    SEE: The Thatcher Paper by Prof Clare Bambra at Durham Uni – it’s all there & confirms findings in my own research. This IS the Thatcher Legacy.

  74. Mo Stewart says:

    I’m a disabled veteran Geoff, and I haven’t forgotten what our guys fought for.

  75. Annos says:

    Those who rule us have never changed.

    Henry VIII

    “According to Holinshed, who wrote 25 years after Henry’s death, 72,000 thieves and vagabonds were hanged during his reign. It is over 2 per cent of the 2,800,000 inhabitants of England, which equals the proportion of the 6, 000,000 Jews exterminated by Hitler.”

  76. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    “DWP SERVES DEATH WARRANTS ON 265,000 DISABLED”

    THE FACT THAT 265,000 DISABLED PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LEFT IN LIMBO BY THE PIP SHAMBLES IS NO OVERSIGHT OR MERE ERROR, IT HAS BEEN ENGINEERED TO DO AS MUCH HARM AS POSSIBLE………………….

    IT IS ALL PART OF A GIANT PLAN CONCOCTED BY THE DWP, WHO, AFTER LENGTHY TALKS WITH MEMBERS OF THE UNUM INSURANCE INDUSTRY, DECIDED TO IMPLEMENT CUTS TO THOSE POSING THE LEAST RESISTANCE, THE DISABLED.

    FAIR, IT IS NOT, CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER, IT DEFINITELY IS………….

    REMOVING SOMEONES LIFELINE IS NO DIFFERENT TO MURDERING THEM. IT ACHIEVES THE SAME GOAL EVENTUALLY, BUT THE ELEMENT OF CRUELTY ADDS ANOTHER TWIST.

    SINCE WHEN HAS IT BEEN APPROPRIATE TO SANCTION SOMEBODY THAT NOT ONLY ENDANGERS THEIR LIFE BUT CAN ALSO TAKE IT AWAY?

    SERWOTKAS NAZI STORMTROOPERS IN THE PCS UNION HAVE TAKEN ON THE ROLE OF GOD, BEING ABLE TO DISTINGUISH WHO MUST LIVE OR WHO MUST DIE.
    I THOUGHT THE ROLE OF THE WELFARE STATE WAS TO HELP THOSE IN NEED,NOT EXTERMINATE THEM.

    THE PCS MEMBERS PASSED AN OVERWHELMING RESOLUTION AT THEIR CONFERENCE THAT SANCTIONS WOULD HAVE TO STOP, YET THEY IDLY SIT BACK AND HELP THE HIDDEN MORTALITY RATES HIT NEW HIGH’S.

    THESE ARE NOT NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS IN THE SENSE WE KNOW, THEY HAVE BECOME IMMUNE TO THE EVIL THEY HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO DISH OUT ON A DAILY BASIS.

    “A UNION IS ONLY AS STRONG AS IT’S LEADER, SERWOTKA IS AS WEAK AS PISS, A PATSY HIDING BEHIND A POSITION OF POWER LOOKING FORWARD TO A KNIGHTHOOD BUILT UPON THOSE HE PUT IN THE GROUND”

    “A LIVING HEADSTONE TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THE FORTY THOUSAND OR MORE WHO HAS PERISHED DUE TO BULLSHIT AUSTERITY PROPAGANDA”

  77. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    “THIS RESPONSE SHOWS CLEARLY, WHAT A SHOWER OF SHIT THE DWP STAFF REALLY ARE”

    NoJob | June 7, 2014 at 12:35 am | Reply

    Hi Geoff
    Was a witness to hearing a guy withlearning disabilities being sanctioned. I heard the conversation. I saw the guy at the beginning of the week and it was very clear to me that he had learningdifficulties. He clearly did not understand what they meant and they sanctioned him. What kind of support do they have .

    …………………PERSECUTING SOMEONE WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES, PROBABLY THE LOWEST ONE COULD EVER GET……………………….

    This guy maybe had learning difficulties, so why take away the only thing he needed to exist, his benefits.

    THE PCS UNION HAVE TAKEN ON THE ROLE OF GOD, DETERMINING THAT THIS POOR SOUL HAS NO PLACE IN THIS WORLD AND SHOULD BE ERADICATED……..

    “THE STENCH OF DEATH COMING FROM SERWOTKA’S ARMY OF THE DAMNED, INCREASES EACH DAY”

  78. Stepping Razor says:

    Being found fit for work because you were late for the appointment 100 miles away & many other reasons – Make it simple get everyone applying for PIP fit for work. There`s no point passing a PIP assessment because the dwp do not have in place what happens after passing a PIP test. Being found Fit for work on PIP has no meaning just employment figures. There are no groups to be put in like the WCA test for DLA. WRAG PLC & many other PLCs down at the Integrity Department PLC.

    Dwp you can`t prove someone is fit for work if they have not turned up, maybe because of a medical condition has effected their judgement to sign your life away on sanctions. To get a PIP form you first have to fill out a application form which is a phone call. Meaning the application phone call form is bogus. How do we know what they the dwp & Atos are writing down, also don`t I have to sign at the end of the form. The New World Oder of speech signing taking the piss out of deaf people who has real signing & not fraud as I the PIP application phone form. Once you signed the speech form [what bollocks] you then can apply for the PIP form if the dwp can be bovvered to pass the phone vetting stage.

    DWP it is utter fraud with no legal standing on forms & paperwork. Just the fact of the dwp`s ploy to defraud is bad enough but the dwp want everyone else involved with the DWPs fraud.

    Let`s make it more simple with more fraud DWP. Cutting corners & cutting costs on a failed cover up !!

    Lucky we are not taking minutes [writing it down or & recording] the utter non reality system of UNUM that you employ. The DWP are so caught up in fraud with ATOS that ATOS have the DWP by the balls. ATOS is now bailing out the DWP & The Cameron`s from the genocide bottomsless pit of failure with your failures not societies failure the disabled being killed off like fraud.

    The big picture – Work Pays Sorting Out The DWP`s Fraud Against The Disabled.

    Do I Get A Failure Badge & or a Pauper`s Grave !!

    SR

  79. GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

    “BIASED SUPERMARKET JUSTICE FROM THE DWP”

    HAVING READ ARTICLE SIX, SECTION ONE OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT, I AM IN NO DOUBT THAT OUR GOVERNMENT, ESPECIALLY THE DWP, BREACH THE MEANING OF THIS LAW, AT EVERY CHANCE……………

    Article 6 reads as follows.
    “ 1.In the determination of his civil rights and obligations or of any criminal charge against him, everyone is entitled to a fair and public hearing within a reasonable time by an independent and impartial tribunal established by law. Judgment shall be pronounced publicly but the press and public may be excluded from all or part of the trial in the interest of morals, public order or national security in a democratic society, where the interests of juveniles or the protection of the private life of the parties so require, or the extent strictly necessary in the opinion of the court in special circumstances where publicity would prejudice the interests of justice.

    AFTER COMPLAINING THAT A JUDGE REFUSED TO STEP DOWN FROM MY ESA TRIBUNAL (RECUSAL DUE TO BIAS), I WAS SENT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM THE HM COURTS AND TRIBUNALS SERVICE;

    ” Many judges will see the same customers over and over again, but that does not disqualify them. It is for the tribunal judge to decide, in the exercise of his power to regulate procedure………………….

    TO PUT THIS IN A NUTSHELL, WHEN APPEARING AT A TRIBUNAL IN SCARBOROUGH FOR ESA, I WAS CONFRONTED BY THE SAME JUDGE AND HIS SIDEKICK DOCTOR WHO HAD REMOVED MY DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE SOME WEEKS EARLIER.

    FROM THE ONSET I DECLARED THAT I WOULD NOT BE JUDGED BY HIM AS THERE WAS A STRONG POSSIBILITY OF BIAS, WHICH THERE WAS.
    CONSEQUENTLY, I WALKED OUT IN DISGUST, AFTER THE JUDGE DECIDED THE CASE WOULD CONTINUE IN MY ABSENCE.
    THE SYSTEM IS NEITHER, INDEPENDENT, FAIR OR IMPARTIAL, THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS CROOKED.

    I HAD PREVIOUSLY HAD MY BENEFITS REMOVED BY THIS JUDGE AND HAD INFORMED HIM THAT I WAS LIVING FROM HAND TO MOUTH EXISTING ON £32.30 PER WEEK SINCE LAST JULY.

    YOU ARE BEING DEALT SUPERMARKET JUSTICE BY THE SAME OLD FACES THAT ARE FILLING THEIR POCKETS ON THE MISERY THEY DISH OUT ON A DAILY BASIS.

  80. Stepping Razor says:

    Camden DPO forced to close as police launch fraud probe – [Disability News Service 6th June 2014] John Pring

    Disabled people have questioned why a council failed to realise that hundreds of thousands of pounds had disappeared from the accounts of a leading user-led organisation.

    Police are investigating allegations of fraud after Disability in Camden (DISC) was forced to close after a £300,000 black hole was discovered in its accounts.

    The decision to close DISC and make all of its nearly 20 staff redundant was made just months after members celebrated its 40th birthday.

    Callers to the DISC numbers are now played a recorded message, which says: “Unfortunately we have now ceased operating so will not be able to answer your query or check any voicemails.”

    Although the organisation – which provided advice and information on benefits, advocacy, information and support for British Sign Language-users, employment and volunteering support, and a personal budget support service – was led by disabled people at board level, the majority of staff were not disabled.

    Police were called in after the new chief executive uncovered a huge hole in the organisation’s accounts, soon after he took over in February. He apparently realised that DISC had been technically insolvent for the last six months.

    DISC service-users and supporters are furious with Camden council, which they say should have uncovered the alleged fraud itself.

    The user-led organisation WinVisible, which represents disabled women and is also based in the borough, questioned why the alleged theft was not spotted earlier.

    A WinVisible spokeswoman said: “We at WinVisible and other people in the community want to know what has happened to the £277,000 designated for disabled people to get help – with getting benefits, against their benefit being cut, housing problems, bills and debts, sign language interpreting and other services.

    “Now where will disabled people get the help they urgently need? Although Camden council is referring people to other places, we know people are not getting the services they need.”

    Last month, a packed public meeting was held in Camden to discuss what had happened and how DISC could be replaced.

    Gemma Sheridan, a disabled member of Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group, who attended the meeting, said service-users were angry with the council, and felt “isolated and frightened” without DISC.

    She said: “They were respected. Now DISC isn’t here, it is very different. People are very, very frightened.”

    She said she believed the council was trying to blame DISC’s long-serving former chief executive, Akin Olukiran.

    Olukiran has taken up a new post as chief executive of the Institute of Voluntary Sector Management in Lagos, Nigeria, after more than 11 years in charge at DISC, but is apparently splitting his time between Nigeria and London, where his family still live.

    In March, Olukiran posted a cryptic message on his Facebook page, which said: “Taking your eyes off the ball and being over-optimistic to the extent that you hurt what and who matter most to you – friends and not just colleagues – is both painful and heart-breaking.

    “Your heart bleeds because you love these friends and place and would not do anything to hurt them.

    “Your actions, which were in good faith but based on over-optimism and looking too much to the future have upset the loving relationship that you had. May God heal all the wounds.”

    A Met police spokeswoman said the force received an allegation of fraud in April, and it was still being investigated. No arrests have been made.

    There are also concerns that the closure of DISC could scupper plans for a new centre for independent living (CIL) in Camden.

    The council was preparing to put out to tender a contract to run the CIL, and DISC was at the head of a consortium – involving Camden People First, the Elfrida Society and Age UK – that was in prime position to win it.

    Cllr Pat Callaghan, Camden council’s cabinet member for adult social care, said in a statement that DISC’s services were “much valued”, and that the council had been “working hard” to ensure that disabled people who use support services “continue to receive care”.

    He said: “We will continue to work closely with a range of local organisations to ensure that alternative support options are available for anyone who needs them.

    “We have been talking to each of our customers about their support options and I am confident that we are doing everything we can to support residents at this difficult time.”

    But the council has so far refused to answer any questions about the DISC closure from Disability News Service.

    5 June 2014

    DisabilityNewsService: -
    http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2014/06/camden-dpo-forced-to-close-as-police-launch-fraud-probe/

  81. Stepping Razor says:

    DWP figures suggest ministers will struggle to slash PIP spending – [Disability News Service 6th June 1014] John Pring

    Plans to slash spending on disabled people’s social security are in disarray, after government figures appeared to show that its new personal independence payment (PIP) is easier to claim than disability living allowance (DLA), the benefit it is replacing.

    Chancellor George Osborne first announced cuts of 20 per cent to spending on DLA for working-age disabled people in his emergency budget in June 2010.

    Since then, Conservative work and pensions ministers have repeatedly claimed that DLA is “outdated” and too easy to claim.

    But the new PIP figures suggest that disabled people are finding it easier to prove their eligibility than they did with DLA.

    Government documents have previously estimated that the number of working-age claimants would be cut by as much as 28 per cent by 2018, with 900,000 fewer people receiving PIP than if DLA had not been replaced.

    But the new figures – released quietly, without any accompanying press release – cast doubt on whether these huge reductions will be achieved. They show that half of new claimants have been found eligible for PIP in its first year, once those who are terminally-ill are excluded.

    This compares with about 43 per cent of new DLA claimants in 2008-09 and 42 per cent in 2009-10, although those figures include under-16s. Both sets of figures exclude the impact of any appeals.

    If PIP is easier to claim than DLA, embattled work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith is likely to find it impossible to make his planned cuts to spending on disability benefits, and will face further political embarrassment.

    The new figures also provide further evidence of huge backlogs in the claim process, showing that – of 349,000 new PIP claims made since its introduction in April 2013 – only 84,000 decisions were made by the end of its first year.

    Labour’s shadow disabled people’s minister, Kate Green, estimated today that it would take 43 years – at current rates of progress – to assess the 3.6 million people the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) expects by 2018.

    Green said the figures were further evidence of the “shambolic” introduction of PIP, and proof that it was behind schedule.

    She said: “Thanks to delays and incompetence under David Cameron, millions of disabled people are experiencing anxiety and hardship, while taxpayers are forced to foot the ever-rising bill.”

    Disability Rights UK said the implementation of PIP was causing “financial hardship, despair and frustration to nearly 300,000 disabled people”, and called for an end to the further roll-out of PIP and “urgent action” to “reduce the scandalous backlog of PIP claims”.

    Of those found eligible for PIP so far, 22 per cent received the daily living award only, 10 per cent received the mobility award only, and 68 per cent received both.

    A DWP spokesman said it was “way too early to read too much into the success rate. This is the first set of stats so [it is] difficult to say if this is a trend or not.”

    And he said it was “simply wrong and misleading to simply subtract the number of decisions made from the total number of applications and pass it off as the number of people in a backlog or suggest it shows something about delays”.

    Mike Penning, the Conservative minister for disabled people, said in a statement: “Disability living allowance is an outdated benefit introduced over 20 years ago.

    “It was very much a product of its time, with the majority of claimants getting indefinite awards without systematic checks to see if their situations have changed – whether improved or deteriorated.

    “That is why we have introduced PIP with a face-to-face assessment and regular checks – to make sure support is better targeted at those who need it most.

    “Today’s figures show just that, with nearly 22 per cent of people getting the highest level of support compared to 15 per cent under DLA.”

    5 June 2014

    DisabilityNewsService: -
    http://disabilitynewsservice.com/2014/06/dwp-figures-suggest-ministers-will-struggle-to-slash-pip-spending/

  82. Stepping Razor says:

    Abandoned: Bereaved family slam DWP for disability payment delays – [Politics.co.uk 9th June 2014]

    The family of a woman found dead and penniless at her home has slammed the government for a six month delay in paying her disability benefits.

    Annette Francis was found at her home in Garston two weeks ago, leaving behind her 11-year-old son Kieron.

    Annette had suffered from severe mental illness, but lost her benefits after the disability living allowance (DLA) was scrapped by the government last year.

    Family members say she applied for the personal independence payments (PIP) that replaced them, but delays to the assessment process meant she did not receive a penny in benefits in the six months leading up to her death.

    “Annette was penniless because she had no money coming in from the benefits people,” her Aunt Ann Sorotos told the Liverpool Echo.

    “I’m disgusted with them and think Annette was really badly let down.”

    Annette had received DLA for ten years until it was scrapped last year. She applied for the new scheme in October but did not receive any payments before her death.

    A National Audit Office report earlier this year found there was already a backlog of 92,000 PIP assessments by that time.

    “She never got any of her PIP money. Up to the day she died she never got it,” her aunt told the Echo.

    “What was she meant to live off in the meantime?

    “I had to keep telling her to get down to the job centre to keep the pressure on.

    “It caused her a lot of stress. She couldn’t afford to get the bus down to come and see her son who was staying with me before she died.”

    Annette is thought to have suffered from bipolar disorder. An inquest into the cause of her death is yet to be held.

    A committee of MPs warned earlier this year that major backlogs in assessments mean that some people are being forced to wait longer than six months to receive any benefits.

    They warned that this ‘dire situation’ had caused severe financial difficulties and stress to already vulnerable people.

    Her local MP, Maria Eagle said she was shocked by the delays at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

    “I am shocked but unfortunately not surprised to hear of PIP applications taking this length of time to determine,” she said.

    “To the extent that this causes severe difficulties for vulnerable people, it is utterly deplorable.

    “The DWP should get their act together on PIP as soon as possible because frequently people like Annette are in no position to look after their own interests as well as those in good health may be able to.”

    A DWP spokesperson said they could not comment on individual cases.

    “It would be inappropriate to comment on this case at this time. We are committed to getting PIP claims processed as quickly as possible.”

    Politics.co.uk: -
    http://www.politics.co.uk/news/2014/06/09/abandoned-bereaved-family-slam-dwp-for-disability-payment-de

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS says:

      JUST RECEIVED MY THIRTY FIRST LETTER FROM THE DWP REGARDING MY ESA THAT WAS REFUSED……………………

      MOST PEOPLE WOULD HAVE GIVEN IN BY NOW, AND MOST PROBABLY HAVE, BUT I AM LIKE A DOG WITH A BONE…………………

      “I JUST WON’T LET GO”

      TO KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN CHEATED, LIED TO, SUBJECTED TO CRUELTY AND TORTURED, JUST TO SAVE THE TREASURY MONEY, IS THE LOWEST OF THE LOWEST.

      OUR POLITICIANS DECIDED TO STEAL FROM THOSE LEAST LIKELY TO FIGHT BACK.

      YOU THE DISABLED, AND THE POOREST IN SOCIETY.

      BULLYING THOSE AT THE BOTTOM SEEMS TO BE THE NEW SPORT OF THE TOFFS.

      TO STOP ME APPEALING TO THE UPPER TRIBUNAL I HAVE BEEN REBUFFED BY FOUR DIFFERENT JUDGES UP TO NOW,

      JUDGES, WALL, CRACKNELL, McDONALD AND BIRD……………..

      “EACH ONE HAS NOT ONE IOTA OF FEELING FOR THE CLAIMANT, OF THEIR PREDICAMENT, DISABILITIES OR LIFESTYLE”

      THEY HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY CHOSEN TO UPHOLD THE DECISIONS OF CHARLATAN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, PLEASE STOP LAUGHING!!!!

      JUSTICE AND LAW WENT OUT OF THE WINDOW YEARS AGO, THESE PEOPLE ARE NOTHING SHORT OF PARASITES WHO LEECH OFF THE MISERY THEY DOLE OUT EACH DAY.

      EVERY TIME THEY PUT THEIR MONICKER ON A DWP STRUCTURED STATEMENT, THEIR POCKETS BULGE EVEN FURTHER.

      YOU ARE SUPPOSED, IN UK LAW, TO BE HEARD BY YOUR PEERS.

      LOOK UP THE DEFINITION OF PEER IN THE DICTIONARY. IT STATES “A PERSON OF EQUAL RANK OR MERIT”.

      OUR JUDICIARY IS NOTHING OF THE SORT, STATE CONTROLLED YES MEN………………………..

      ALL THE DECISIONS AGAINST THE POOR AND DISABLED ARE SO CLEARLY BIASED, AS TO BE BEYOND BELIEF………………………

      …………………..EVEN YEARS AGO I WAS TALKING TO A LOCAL MAGISTRATE OVER A BEER.
      I ASKED HIM IF THE JUDICIAL PROCESS AT A LOCAL LEVEL WAS INFLUENCED IN ANY WAY?

      HE REPLIED THAT THE JOB OF A LOCAL MAGISTRATE WAS MORE OF A SHOW FOR THE ACCUSED, TO LET THEM THINK THAT THEY WERE SEEING JUSTICE IN ACTION.

      HE SAID HIS JOB WAS EASY BECAUSE MOST DECISIONS WERE ALREADY PROMPTED BY THE CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE BEFOREHAND. HE JUST DID AS HE WAS INSTRUCTED.

      TO THIS DAY I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN WHAT HE TOLD ME………………..

      ODDLY, THE ZERO MARKS THAT I WAS AWARDED BY EMMA BRODRICK HCP, DO NOT ECHO THE EIGHT DOCTORS STATEMENTS THAT I UNCOVERED IN MY FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOR ALL DOCUMENTS THAT THE DWP HELD ON ME………….

      I WOULD URGE ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO IS HAVING A DING DONG WITH THE DWP, TO REQUEST ALL INFORMATION THAT THEY HOLD.

      IT COSTS NOTHING AND WILL GIVE YOU THAT VITAL BIT OF AMMUNITION TO FIGHT YOUR CORNER………………..

      MY PERSONAL INFORMATION WAS OVER SEVEN INCHES DEEP AND CAME IN THREE GIANT ENVELOPES!

      SO ONWARD I MARCH, CONFIDENT THAT I HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG OTHER THAN CHALLENGING THE STATE SPONSORED THEFT OF MY BONAFIDE BENEFITS…………..

  83. Nazi Hunter says:

    Check the Theft Act of 1968 and you will find that Sanctions are a criminal offense jailable up to 14 years, if your local authority are unable to perform an arrest from evidence presented then any individual is entitled to perform an ‘all persons arrest’ before contacting hte police for collection providing evidence ready for prosecution following trial.

    The same can be applied to any government member agreeing to put a class three poison in the UK water supply as this crime is classed as “conspiring to harm the masses’ and these government individuals just so happen to be the same ones who have stolen everyones taxes, sold energy rights to China, made arms deals with Russia for communist devices and weapons, allowed mercury contrails to be sprayed and tetra microwave police communications systems that roast your DNA and nervous system in the UK or now for better words in the island sized open microwave poison slave labour cancer poison oven.

    Evidence of “conspiracy to harm the masses is freely available on the parliamentory website along with the names of the criminals who signed several legislative criminal texts, so you are able to perform an all persons arrest on them also.

    So what are you waiting for ? go make an arrest, it’s open season on communists and they just walked in to the wrong country.

    And that my friends is how you deal with communism or by any other name such as socialism, facism ;).