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This is from Russia Today. The comments by Anita Bellows are interesting:

RT spoke to disability rights campaigner Anita Bellows.

Asked to estimate the death toll, Bellows said: “We have no ways of knowing how many people have died.

For this, we would need to know how many people have died after being found fit work (6 weeks or 2 months afterwards for example).

But because people who have been found fit for work, but are too sick to work and claim JSA [Job Seekers Allowance] are not part anymore of the benefit system, there is no way to know.

Bellow described the day-to-day impact of cuts on disabled people.

The deaths and suicides are just the tip of the iceberg. What the welfare reform has done is to tip over the edge people who were just managing, in very precarious conditions.

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