Penny Mordaunt: Would rather see sick people suffer than pay a penny extra.

This is more on the Conservative Government’s decision to change the eligibility criteria for the Personal Independence Payment, based on the amount it would cost, rather than the needs of claimants.

You see, it’s all about persecution.

The Tories have decided that they will set aside only a certain amount of money for sickness and disability benefits. This amount has nothing to do with the number of claimants or their individual needs and everything to do with Conservative Party prejudices; they want to cut taxes for the rich and they want to cut public services.

They have already spent years spreading disinformation that people with long-term illnesses and disabilities are scroungers who are faking it. This is a lie, but it has gained enough traction to ensure that hate crime against such people has increased markedly since the Conservatives came back into office in 2010.

This means that the sick and disabled – especially the mentally ill – have been pushed into a situation where they feel powerless to do anything other than accept whatever the Tories give them, no matter how meagre or mean.

The ultimate intention? To push these people into destitution and/or death, either due to the worsening of their condition or suicide – either will do because the Tories, via the Department for Work and Pensions, will claim that such deaths are nothing to do with their policies.

This Site – and others – have been pointing out this inconvenient truth for years, but it doesn’t seem to be getting through to the general public.

Please feel free to do your bit and remind any friends you may have, who might be interested.

Two tribunals had ruled the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) should expand the reach of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – which helps disabled people fund their living costs.

Yet the DWP warned that would cost £3.7bn extra by 2022 – so unveiled emergency legislation to stop the change happening.

But there was fury after she tightened the law without consulting the government’s own Social Security Advisory Committee.

Source: Tory ministers have rewritten the law to deny increased disability benefit payments to more than 150,000 people

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