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  • Humanity2012 February 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Thick Servile Britain just Wake Up

    Draw a Line in the Sand Not have Heads in their Sand

  • Boadacia! February 9, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Amazing what a bunch of fascist torturers can achieve in twisting and fiddling the laws to suit them. I have a feeling it is going to be a wonderful summer, especially when those that actually voted for these excuses for humans, realise they are turkeys voting for more Christmases!

  • jay February 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Don’t worry folks Hoban’s absolute priority is getting the WCA right first time.
    He then follows up with being committed to continually improving the process.

    If you get it right first time there would be no need to improve it would there?
    You would get more sense from a Dalek.

    Doesn’t he realise he’s too late, it doesn’t work. I suppose if you support Atos and deny disability it’s also easy to deny that people are suffering and have died too.

    Having said that it’s time for the General Medical Council (GMC) to withdraw from granting DWP-Atos Assessment Centres ‘Approved Medical Status.’

    They must be aware that they are breaking their own duty and principles that a doctor
    must take prompt action if he feels that “patient safety is or may be seriously compromised by inadequate… policies or systems” as mentioned in section 4 above.

    It’s their responsibility to help and protect us. Time for immediate action

  • jeffery davies February 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    oh well more of the same as doctors cant make their minds up about atos dwp who together lie to take your benefits away from you .thers no such morals at atos its come in bend a arm leg ftwork goodbye but then you never now till wks later monies stop ops atos lies again and gets a bonus for it also jeff3

  • DNA sequence No. 94586556571465686 (your new official ID) February 9, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    GP’s are only interested in the filthy lucre, AtoS its all about the money, DWP staff get a bonus if they cut the benefits bill, Jobecentre plus staff data match your benefit data with bank acc data provided by banks who do this so the Gov don’t prosecute them for billions of pounds of PPI fraud they have committed, Jobcentre plus rake in millions every year from raiding the bank accounts of claimants who have not declared their savings because if they did they wouldn’t get any benefits, the whole system is designed to oppress the people take their money from them, deny them benefits.
    There are a lot of business and professional people making a whole lot of lolly out of the misery the disabled are going through. The whole WCA, Atos, BMA, GMC, GOV, DWP, JCP, war on claimants/disabled and sick stinks to high heaven.

  • Justin Thyme February 10, 2013 at 9:17 am

    and the labour party said …. erm ….. ???

  • Andrew Healey February 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Hello again, sorry I’ve not posted for a while but since my journey to my appeal in November 2012 I have really not been well, even my grand daughter who normally types for me hasn’t been able to get much sense out of me. Here’s a brief summary of the appeal I turned up a hour early as they had given me two times. Two days before I had stopped taking my Morphine so they would have some idea of the pain and the problems it causes with mobility. This they bollocked me for, but what really surprised me was what they said, even before I had sat down ” right you can go now we will let you know by post” I had all my reports with me bang up to date I had no representation just me. I had to take some Morphine at 3.28am that morning just enough, by the time I got into the room it was wearing off. The D.W.P had put me in the W.R.A.G, it had taken almost twelve month for the appeal to be heard, I did all my own research, joined the Benefits and Work website which allowed me to download numerous pages of help. Then I received the paperwork from AtoS. The report from my doctor astounded me not even one full line it read, Lower back pain since 1990, that date was wrong, I had it from the end of the 70s I worked with it for almost 30 years,also C.O.P.D 2008, that was it. No mention of the Heart problems, or the Arthritis throughout my body, or the emphysema or the other half dozen problems I have, many of which I had while working full time. I have been a patient at that surgery over 40 years, although for nearly 35 years they never saw me I always considered myself fit and healthy. The other surprise was what the AtoS doctor ( I say doctor with apprehension) had written, Three lines ( 1) I am able to advise that the claimed level of disability is consistent with the evidence before me (2) I advise that a return to work is unlikely for at least two years (3) The ESA50, 113 and medical evidence indicates that the client is unlikely to return to work in the longer term. Now the evidence this doctor had before him was medical reports my doctor had received from hospital, plus more I had talked my surgery’s administrator into copying for me. Plus a five page letter I had typed in 2007 explaining in detail how each of my disabilities affected me, this I sent in with my original claim in 2007, plus a three page letter typed in 2012 explaining the up to date disabilities. They held my appeal on a Friday morning, the following Tuesday I received the result, the appeal had been allowed they placed me in the W.R.S.G. now get this. For two years… I have multi degenerative diseases, I have to take copious amounts of Morphine just to be able to stand up, by the time I have taken three steps the pain in my lower spine, legs and feet is starting to flare up, by the time I have got into the kitchen to say make a brew I’m out of breath, and as soon as I start using my hands trying to pick up a cup or fill the kettle my fingers start to twist with the Arthritis. Because of the trouble I have breathing I start to panic and my Heart starts pounding not good. I am fighting this pain 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I do not want to be like this , there is nothing I would like better than getting back to work earning a decent wage doing something I like. The last 16 months have been one long fight just to keep my disability benefit, something I’ve paid for with well over 30 years of hard graft. The fight will start again in April this year. To anyone going through this debacle I would say gather as much evidence as possible spend time listing your disabilities and how they affect you, swamp them with paperwork and FIGHT. This NAZI scum are wrong and another U turn is inevitable. Never give up the fight because that is what life is now for us disabled, we have learned to fight the pain we are use to fighting. P.S nice Tshirt Thanks Black Triangle it fits fine.

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS February 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

    http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/bill_gunnyeon_dwp_chief_medical

    It does not take much imagination to realize who were responsible for taking the benefits from the disabled, please view the site above…..

  • jay February 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Excellent work Geoff.

    I note some of the words used:

    Dr Bill Gunnyeon, the Department for Work and Pensions Chief Medical Adviser, is pleased to invite you to attend an evening update for key stakeholders

    Key stakeholders = One who has a share or an interest, as in an enterprise

    Two of the worlds leaders on the “good work is good for you” movement,Professors Dame Carol Black and Sir Mansel Aylward.
    The UK movement is going gang busters.

    Gangbusters = Extremely successful: an experiment yielding gangbuster results; a profitable, gangbusters quarter.

    These words stand out: share, interest, enterprise, profitable.

    In other words making money out of those suffering from ill health. They all belong in 1930’s Nazi Germany.

  • Jock March 9, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Gave a copy of the Black Trangle letter to my GP.He looked at it and said it was a good idea.I suggested he make some copies of it for himself and the rest of the GP,s in the practice,[mostly a family practice]He then went on to say.He would have to let the BMA look at it before signing,but in the meantime he gave me a pretty good supporting letter.
    Phoned him up a week later to see if he has had the okay to sign the draft letter,stating i fall under Reg29-Reg35.Witch he knows i do incidently.Still no word back says they only meet about once a month,and he will let me know.Fear the BMA will take the easy option.Dont get involved and dont sign.In effect still deal with DWP-ATOS,and hand out unfit for work notes and fit for work notes for your patients.What a bloody mess this system is in.

    Jock

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  • ireallymeanthis July 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Traps, contradictions and catch-22s abound in this labyrinth of perpetual misery.
    No wonder some choose to end it all.
    I’d never do that, though. I’d rather die fighting rather than quietly sinking into destution and despair.
    Though I can’t get around very much, i need to have hope. Even though Labour look like they’ll continue would continue with these csame cruel policies.

  • ireallymeanthis July 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Last line above; my obvious mistake should have been-
    “…Labour look like they’ll continue with the same cruel policies”

  • PAUL October 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    just to thank everyone for their support this year.. i have won my tribunal!
    now i can relax a little after a year of terror.

  • Boadacia Iceni October 23, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    So, now we all realise that if one is born with any sort of disability or becomes ill after a lifetime of slavery, you can look forward to constant harassment and cringeworthy detrimental propaganda by the privileged of all these disgusting lying political parties, and media, who the ignorant vote in power.

    Time for a change, do we think?

  • Stepping Razor Sound Plate October 23, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    `Yellow Alert` Yellow Alert` A good answer for any questions. Now who is nuts !! `Yellow alert` Yellow Alert` Soon to be Amber Alert`

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