Double suicide draws further tragic attention to ‘fit for work’ test

By John Pring, Monday, 23 July 2012 09:01 

The death of a young woman who killed herself after being found “fit for work” is the latest proof of the catastrophic consequences of the government’s cuts to disability benefits and services, say campaigners.

The mother of the young woman – from London – also killed herself, just 24 hours after hearing of her daughter’s death earlier this month.

Paula, a disabled activist from south London and a friend of the young woman, took part in a protest and lobby of parliament this week that had been organised by the grassroots campaign group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC).

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  • kasbah July 24, 2012 at 11:33 am

    An unforgiveable avoidable tragedy. Grayling and IDS with yet more blood on their hands.

  • jeffery davies July 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    thet all want locking up and the keys lost

  • Humanity2012 July 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    One Wonders wherever the Smiley Face Politicians Care a Toss

    I Seriously Doubt So

    Any One with a Brain and a Conscience can See that the Harassment of Disabled
    Sick People is a Evil Breach of Human Rights and the sort of Thing the 1933 to
    1945 National Socialists with their Evil Euthanasia and Eugenics would of Done.

    Then again the 24th of July 2012 Mark’s the 100th Anniversary of the First
    International Congress of Eugenics which was Held in London UK 1912
    and the Term Eugenics was Invented by a Briton

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