• Grayling July 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    the vile response was joking about this incident , on the hard ? right Guido Fawkes Blog http://order-order.com/2012/06/29/man-douses-himself-with-petrol-lefties-explode/

  • Jan Tchamani July 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I’ve been suicidal myself many times. It is a miserable state to be in. It’s not because we’re inadequate or lacking in intelligence – I used to be in public service – I think it’s because the injustice that is perpetrated in the world, and that includes the UK, feels overwhelming at times – that and the lack of compassion towards those in despair. And we’re incapable of just thinking about ourselves: we think of others, and suffer with them too. The fact is, this Government doesn’t have a clue about what to do with those who are unable to conform to its idea of the ‘ideal citizen’ or ‘ideal employee’. Their minds are too small to accomodate the idea (and fact) that everyone is different, and some of us very different from the ‘norm’. What should be looked at is why, when the Norms are running the world, it doesn’t work. Maybe us not-Norms should be listened to more.

  • owen meharry July 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I live next to a bridge crossing the Clyde and in the past couple of months we have had at least 2 attempts at suicide and no one cares outside disability campaigns I am actively watching to see who else does and so far not even my own party seem to take this fight up. It’s not that when they need our help

  • kasbah July 2, 2012 at 12:05 am

    I have started asking people to write to their MP about all of this barbaric WCA stuff. Non-disabled people I have spoken with are at first disbelieving and then horrified at what is going on. There seems to be a blackout with news reporting (apart from The Guardian) on WCA and appallingly distressing events like that poor man who set fire to himself. we need to make them go viral. This Condem Gov. must be subject to the law like everyone else. Blood is on their hands- perhaps they relish it. They seem to think they are a race apart- maybe they are; Martians probably, although that is an insult to Martians.
    Cruel ruthless boot-boy posh thugs- lets kick their arses into touch.

    • jeff lph July 2, 2012 at 1:24 am

      i have been telling people this but they say have not heard anything on the news i have told who i can it seems as there is a total press blackout .. jeff ..

  • kayleigh james July 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

    really disgusting that we have seen virtually nothing of this reported in mainstream media

  • Diddy-D July 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    It is now time to face the reality. I received a letter yesterday, saying my Income Support had was being stopped and I had no right of appeal, cos I did not complete and return an “A2 Review Form”. I never received this form. The “officials” at what used to be the DWP, told me that the form was sent out on June 13. I got a letter dated June 29 saying my benefit was stopped. I do not think this form even exists, and this is simply an act of revenge carried out against me by British State, and the fascist government that has come to power via a secretive coup. It is an act of barbarity, war and aggression. I AM NOW AT WAR WITH THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT. I will secure JUSTICE until such a time as I am subject to extermination or indefinite detention. They can keep their gold and silver. They have nothing that I want.

  • kasbah July 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Grayling, have gone onto the “yourable site” and wanted to thank you- it is an excellent resource.

    Diddy-D, my advocacy worker told me that the DWP are in a mess since the Welfare Reform Act came in a few months ago. I, like you, have not received letters which they claim to have sent, or have received many copies of the same letter, or the same basic letter with slightly different wording. I believe in the “terrier-factor” ie, don’t give up. Keep ringing them stating clearly what has happened until you get a climb-down. This has worked for me recently. I know it is exhausting and frustrating but it can work. Mentioning contacting your MP or an Advocacy Worker seems to help too. I use a business-like lawyer-style attitude on the phone to them and ALWAYS ask for their full name and make notes. It seems like the only way the buggers will listen Take care.

  • kasbah July 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I’d Google ” A2 Review Form ” ….the DWP don’t do joined up thinking …just trumped reasons to sanction …if you can’t get legal aid – take out a Small Claims County Court Action against them http://www.youreable.com/forums/showthread.php/645-Income-Support-Problem

    Thanks for the link to the “yourable” site- it is excellent on benefits problems.

  • Sue July 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Earlier this month the Guardian revealed that senior Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) managers had sent a note to all staff warning that they take the “utmost care and sensitivity” when dealing with claimants, as a result of “difficult changes which some of our more vulnerable customers may take some time to accept and adjust to”.
    I find the above very interesting. Last week I telephoned the DWP regarding a further recall for an ATOS assessment I had received. I am in continual pain and have been under a great deal of stress and feeling suicidal, when I spoke to the DWP I began to cry and told them how I was feeling. I can honestly say that the response I received was of the utmost callousness and insensitivity.

  • kasbah July 3, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Sue, I know how awful it is to have worked all your life, have your contributions based ESA cut and be subject to ATOS assessments. As a chronic pain sufferer too my thoughts and heart go out to you. Chronic pain is something other people find had to understand. Re. DWP i think it is time for you to get tough on them.. Can you contact a disability organisation to find an advocacy worker who will act on your behalf perhaps? I adopt an anger at injustice fuelled very clinical business like manner with them and ask very straight questions and then feed back the answers to them (like a lawyer). I find it helps.
    I have had them let up on some things (not the ESA ATOS crap though). If they could see me in bed in my pyjamas while I am doing this! Take care, don’t let them grind you down lower and lower and NEVER give up. You are worth more than a million of them.

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