Anxiety and depression are not real disabilities, according to Tory twit George Freeman.

Some of you will already have worked out that Joe Halewood is saying the same thing I reported on This Site a few days ago. This is a good thing.

It means he is spreading the message that the Conservative Government isn’t interested in helping people live with disability.

The aim of the Personal Independence Payment is to appear to be helping people live with disability.

In reality, there is only a certain amount of money available (and liable to shrink any time the Tories want), and the conditions under which people receive benefit will vary according to that amount.

The fact that people with serious conditions, who live in pain every day, will lose the wherewithal to have any kind of meaningful life – and may choose to end it all, like Marie Lopez, is of no consequence to Tories.

Human lives have always been worth less to them than money.

The Tories have just admitted that the assessments for PIP are meaningless and nothing more than a charade.

MP George Freeman the head of the Number 10 Policy Board has just admitted this today on Radio 5 Live’s Pienaar Politics show and here is what he said:


If PIP can only go “… to the most disabled”and as the government want to make sure they “… get the money to the really disabled” then it means that the total amount of PIP paid out must be cash limited!

It means the government will NOT pay out more than a total sum and therefore means that the whole purpose of the claimed “assessments” for PIP are meaningless.

The reality of the Tory position is we have £x of money we are prepared to spend and we will not spent a penny more regardless of your disability.

Source: Tories admit PIP assessments are a meaningless charade – SPeye Joe (Welfarewrites)

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