Ed Miliband defends Labour’s introduction of the Biopsychosocial Unum/AtoS Assessment régime and scrapping of DLA for PIP

Miliband and Iain Grey at ATOS Scotland HQ in Livingstone Friday 21st January 2011

Above: Miliband and former Scottish Labour Leader Iain Grey at ATOS Scotland HQ in Livingstone Friday 21st January 2011. In the Scottish Parliament May elections in 2011 Grey narrowly retained his seat after a recount of votes in his constituency and an historic landslide victory of the SNP in an electoral system designed not to deliver such an overall majority. Neoliberal social security policies have seen a significant increase in support for an independent Scotland.

 

Labour leader Ed Miliband explains his brand of ‘one nation’ policies at the launch of Labour’s local election campaign on Monday. Miliband uses the launch to criticise the coalition’s benefit reforms, saying the process must be ‘done right’.

 

The Labour leader claims his party would use a fair assessment process while helping those who are able to get back into work

 

The Guardian Source: ITN. Length: 1min 47sec Monday 8 April 2013

Backstory:

New Labour, The Market State, and The End of Welfare by Jon Rutherford Posted on September 7, 2011

Jon Rutherford in July 2008: “When the history of the end of this (LABOUR) government comes to be written, welfare reform will be found inscribed on its coffin” Posted on June 18, 2012

Illness as ‘Deviance’, Work as Glittering Salvation and the ‘Psyching-up’ of the Medical Model: Strategies for Getting The Sick ‘Back To Work’ Posted on July 25, 2012

‘Private firms’ role in creation of disability assessment regime’ ~ Black Triangle’s Letter Published in The Guardian Posted on September 14, 2012

Our welfare state is being dismantled under false pretences Posted on January 22, 2013

Britain: for hard workers only. If you can find a job Posted on April 8, 2013

Why an ‘objective’ test for PIP is impossible using government assumptions Posted on December 22, 2012

Work makes you free Posted on March 23, 2013

Comments
  • Robin Macfarlane April 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I remember Thatcher. I remember well, I lived through her time. IT WAS NOTHING TO CROW ABOUT.Now her “SON” CAMERON is going to kill off the “CONS” forever. ED MILLY will do the same for LABOUR if he’s not VERY CAREFUL

  • steve davies April 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    WTF is he saying and the rest of Labour……all MPs singing from same hymn sheet…..all

    England’s ills and misfortunes blamed on the scrounging disabled, students, elderly but

    NOT bANKERS

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS April 8, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Listening to Miliband on his one nation talk about ATOS made me physically sick!

    What a wanker. No wonder we are getting nowhere fast. With a mandate to improve a system not fit for purpose, we are pissing in the wind…….

    Vote Labour to dig more graves and improve the bankers lifestyles.

    Thoroughly disgusted and sold down the river.

    • JEFFREY April 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm

      ITS CALLED NEO LIBERAL CRAP,THIS CONTRY IS RUN BY BIG BUSSINESS AND THE BANKER,BOLLOCKS TO EVERY ONE ELSE .. JEFF .. LPH ..

  • JEFFREY April 8, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    OH,, MIILYPEAD WELL IF THE COPS AND ARMY BOSSES CANT WORK BEYOND 55 WHY THE FUCK SHOULD THE ILL IF YOU ARE ILL YOU SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO WORK.
    IF YOU DID THAT TO A HORSE YOU WOULD BE LOCKED AWAY.JEFF LPH

  • Linda April 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Why would they pressurise sick and disabled people into work, when there is not enough jobs for the able bodied to go round. This is about saving money, nothing else. We desperately need a new party of the left.

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  • Ian Duncan March 16, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Miliband really is a nauseating prick. When voter turnout for the next general election is pitifully low, this idiot will probably blame apathy. Well it isn’t apathy, it’s the fact that we have no fucking alternative to neo-liberal, money worshiping idiots like Miliband and Cameron.

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