• Joe Kane on Facebook October 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    The GMC is recommending doctors to encourage the sick and disabled to “stay in” – but what does this mean?

    Even if you’re sick and disabled you should be encouraged/forced to work, and if you can’t work then you shouldn’t be allowed out in public, is what the GMC, seems to be saying.

    Given budgets are being slashed for carer services, it means that the sick and disabled will have to starve themselves to death for fear of being reported by nosey stasi police state neighbours for the crime of going out to their local shops to buy food.

    Why doesn’t the GMC recommend, while they’re about it, the building of specially secluded camps, the tattooing of numbers on the arms of the sick and disabled and for them all to be given a Black Triangle to pin to their chests?

    Arbiet macht frei
    Brought to you by the GMC, a division of Atos and Unum.

  • Margaret Burton on Facebook October 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Ah…not to be seen OR heard…!

  • Margaret Burton on Facebook October 31, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Hey Jo, was looking for your ‘virtual wheelchair’ post but can’t find it anywhere. Hope u r ok hunz? 🙂

  • Joe Kane on Facebook October 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Margaret, remember to click on the option at the top of BT’s wall to view posts by everyone if you want to see my virtual wheelchair post.

    I’m relatively ok thanks. I hope you are well.

  • Margaret Burton on Facebook October 31, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Ty hun. Wobbling along…:-)

  • Lesley Farrington on Facebook October 31, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Encourage employers to keep on long-term sick and disabled by taking away people’s employment rights and help for tribunals while cutting the type of help Access to Work can offer-including adapted chairs and voice recognition software…of course existing and new employers will fall over themselves to buy them. The Welfare Reform Bill with Universal Credit will do away with the necessity to work for 16 hours to claim what are now tax credits…all well, good and positive you may think…but because that means that some one could work one hour and claim they are introducing work conditionality regimes where you will be forced into work that pays £11 000 for a single person and £22 000 for couples. On minimum wage they would be forced into working 35 hours rather than 16. While this was raised by in the house of lords, they were fobbed off by Lord Freud who went on about reasonableness being applied but without measures on statute and this is not the right word but my brain has gone, trailing this. All really helpful…so you will be subject to sanctions when working. These measures are not designed to get people into work or keep them there, as that would not please employers, but to get people in work and out of work off benefits and if they starve…all well and good.

  • Joe Kane on Facebook November 1, 2011 at 12:44 am

    “We have ways of making you work!”

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