HomeBlogWRA S.102 Sched.11 ‘Clause 99’ has been introduced from April to ensure wrongful ‘fit-for-work’ decisions are practically impossible to challenge
  • Maggie Hancock February 9, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Words Fail Me!!!
    We can all play a part endeavouring teary this Autocratic Unelected Coalition. If you think something small can’t make a difference you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito?

  • Pink Parrot February 9, 2013 at 10:00 am

    So…you’re refused ESA, because you’re classed as fit for work, but cant get JSA because you’re not fit for work (nor, presumably would a potential employer apprecate your dropping dead at the interview)…How can this possibly be legal?? Oh I was forgetting, we are living in Lord of the Flies Britain. Oh, just chuck us over a cliff and be done with it.

  • Elaine Hall February 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    There must be something in court human rights that protect us ?

  • Boadacia! February 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    They are certainly making sure all those with a brain remember them for the next 300 years and anyone voting Tory again, must have had a lobotomy! (Or sleeps with the Murdochs)

    I did wonder when they would attempt to stop the appeals. I believe they had the same policies in Auschwitz Berkenau, Bergen Belson, and Jasenovac. looks like the Nazties are back with a vengeance!

  • Purplewheels February 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I had no idea that the right to appeal was so easily swept away by this government. Words fail me, they really do. (splutter, splutter) . What about the European Court of Human Rights? If people can use this to avoid deportation and have their prison sentences revoked/lowered, why can’t sick and disabled people use it? We are only fighting for our lives here!!

    • Beebs February 9, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      This is exactly what I predicted would happen. Protests will not help, sorry, but that’s the truth. Imagine the horrifying truth that this government is purposely engineering the culling of the sick, this butchery? Massive negative propaganda against those on welfare, and no media intervention on behalf of the chronically ill? Of course, they were going to make if even more difficult to over turn the fit for work decision. Unless, something dramatic, which will attract international media, this will not change.

  • Serenity February 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Suspension of Human Rights by invoking a state of emergency recalls the actions of the Nazi Party after the Reichstag fire of 23rd February 1933 Picture: Robert Livingstone
    Remember too that it was the Nazi party who burned down the Reichstag, so they could use it as a false flag and scapegoat innocent parties.

  • jeffery davies February 9, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    ah that nazi party at it again better get my soap and towel as its whot they want us to do go quietly so that they can live free from our pointing our fingers humbugs as they are the social scroungers with their hands in the till never paying for nowt as we do can yo utell me why its called greed jeff3

  • myblackdog February 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I have just been informed that I qualify for ESA, have been awaiting the decision since before Christmas. Unfortunately I have been placed in the WRAG, Work related activity, category. Amongst other problems I suffer with agrophobia, depression arthritis in my hands and a bad back. I have no social skills and when stressed tend to lash out violently. I gave evidence of this in my ESA50 form. I also said that I would be a danger to others if forced into a sitution or place I could not cope with. Which is basically anywhere outside my house, with anyone present that I do not know or trust.
    I wonder what kind of job they will have for me !!??
    BTW I was informed by phone. The lady said that I could ask for the decision to be looked at again and in the mean time I would still get my ESA. I guess that is all about to change then ?

  • Purplewheels February 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I wonder if they will burn down 10 Downing Street?

  • Serenity February 9, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    No ! It will be the house of lords they burn as they are desperate too refurbish and modernise the place.

  • kittysjones February 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Thank you very much for reblogging , many still don’t know about this, despite the campaigning we did at the time of the Consultation. I know Black Triangle worked very very hard to raise awareness of the issues at the time, back in February last year, and I also campaigned with the same aim. Despite a good response to the Government proposals, and collective unity in the criticism of those,at consultation stage, the Government nonetheless did not address our grave concerns in their response . Ask yourself what kind of Government would do that.

    Ask yourself what kind of Government refuses to listen to the evidence that their policies are killing the most vulnerable, accuses those who are horrified and concerned as “scaremongers” and refuses to even entertain the idea of an enquiry or investigation into those deaths that they certainly HAVE caused via their policies..

    John McDonnell has read this, and has said he is going to raise the issues in Parliament. Labour were unaware of the changes. Let’s not forget though, that we have an authoritarian government that is not big on accountability and transparency. One only need look at how the PIP legislation was not presented in a timely manner to the DWP Committee to see that details of their actions and intentions are being kept quiet. Even to the opposition.


    • JJ February 10, 2013 at 8:43 am

      Thank you so much for all this, Kitty. We have taken it up with the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee and are also working extremely hard to educate the medical profession on its implications as part of our campaign for the take-up of ESA Regulations 29 & 35 ‘Substantial Risk’ exemptions.

      In solidarity,

      John McArdle

  • Jupiter_Moonchild February 9, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Personally, I think anyone who has been a member of the Bullingdon Club, even if it was just for one day, should automatically be ineligible to be a part of the Parliament system. Banned from the Houses of Commons altogether, for life, because they seriously have no idea what it’s like to be human. Anyone with a Bullingdon Club mindset, is NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE!

  • kittysjones February 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Solidarity to my brothers and sisters here. This article, because it has been re-blogged and shared, has gone viral. We have collectively thwarted the Government’s intention to sneak this nasty piece of legislation in quietly . And Good on John McDonnell!

  • Qashie James February 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    This Govt’ment are to be held accountable for crimes against its people & the main person who is in charge of the DWP be charged with with crimes the sick / unemployed / disabled, and how Cameron declare war on these people who through no fault of their own are unemployed or sick or disabled & force these totaly unacceptable reforms and discriminate against these poor people and say if are in work these reforms don’t apply,

  • TRAVAIL February 9, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Why are we tolerating this rabble why are we not bringing down this illegitimate Government NOW, people are starving, suffering, hurting, because of the terror that has come upon us like a woman in travail.

  • Thomas February 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    They certainly seem to want crime and riots, that’s for sure. Why should the poor pay to bail out the rich?

    • Boadacia! February 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      Because that has been the case for the whole of Britain’s history, and these morons in control aren’t going to allow us to live after they’ve gambled all our taxes away. Those working think they are safe, but will soon find out the wrath of the 4th Reich, as soon as they become sick or disabled.

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS February 9, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Contrary to what most people see as an unassailable obstacle, i see it as an act of desperation of a coalition government who are slowly being driven into a corner!
    They are starting to panic because pressure is coming from all sides. They are like someone being chased and aware of being caught so are resorting to throwing things in the way of the pursuer to stifle their advance.
    What they are doing is digging a lot bigger hole, the more they dig, the sides start to cave in on them……
    Attempting clause 99, focuses the eyes of the judiciary upon them. There is a thin divide between what can be perceived as fair and what is seen to be both, immoral, and illegal.
    DWP are so desperate, they have crossed the line into unknown territory.
    Being in breach of so many statutes they are behaving like a man on a tightrope, hence, the only way is down…

  • JEFFREY February 10, 2013 at 1:39 am

    your right geoff i can see the public wakeing up all over the place none like america this place is next see the vids on Gerald Celente on youtube .. jeff lph..

  • Beebs February 10, 2013 at 9:27 am

    This is exactly what I predicted would happen. Protests will not help, sorry, but that’s the truth. Imagine the horrifying truth that this government is purposely engineering the culling of the sick, this butchery? Massive negative propaganda against those on welfare, and no media intervention on behalf of the chronically ill? Of course, they were going to make if even more difficult to over turn the fit for work decision. Unless, something dramatic, which will attract international media, this will not change.

  • Stephen February 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

    It makes me wonder what would happen if we just gave them what they wanted: i.e Every single disabled/sick person in this country signs on to JSA… Considering there aren’t actually any jobs in the first place, and the ‘official’ unemployment figure would jump to over 6 million, the country would go into meltdown. Atos would be sacked (there’d be no sick people to assess), DWP would be swamped and the government would be in a state of panic…

    Be careful what you wish for Mr C.A.Moron…

    • Qashie James February 11, 2013 at 11:57 am

      The answer from this Tory Govt’ment would the same as they did in 1990’s was to juggle the unemployment figures by sending unemployed on college courses & putting on incapacity benefits to make the figures look as unemployment has dropped? The Tories are very good given out false figures to cover their backsides full stop.

  • alf February 12, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    i have said this on a few sites, demonstrating outside the hoc will get you nowhere you need to take your demo to their backyard , a large delegation from each mps home town should demonstrate at the homes of mps until they get the message your not taking it any more, this lot sit in the hoc in the full knowledge they not going to help you while guarded by armed police,they brought it to your door give them the same back.

    • miss carole frost February 15, 2013 at 12:19 am

      this government are creating political genocide we are there victims there is a way to stop them via the HAGUE ..human rights act…protection of sick /disabled in europe and commonwealth ..these genocidal governments should be brought to trial.

  • Serenity February 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Notice how quickly the EU jumped in to say migrants must be paid benefits while 73 of our own nationals die a week , take it the EU is content with this situation.
    Our government have always been heartless ba*$a&d$, read and weep!

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