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It is absolutely right that sites like Disability News Service are reporting on calls for an inquiry into the way the government assesses eligibility for PIP, after Alice Kirby revealed that an assessor had asked why she had not committed suicide.

But Vox Political readers will know this is nothing new.

It was reported right here, on this site, more than two years ago.

Back then, it was Abi Fallows who had been asked the question. She revealed at the time: “Yeah, I’m sick of being sick. And I’m sick of sick-thinking people, sickly requesting that we should all pretty much piss off and die.”

That article prompted Earl Appleby to inform us all that this was an example of ‘chequebook euthanasia’, as practised in Nazi Germany.

There is no reason to believe the Conservative Government of today is not following a similar policy, attacking what Tories believe to be “useless eaters” whose ‘ballast lives’ could be tossed overboard to better balance the economic ship of state.

Of course, back in 2014, This Site did not have anything like the massive audience it has now, and I was unable to build up any momentum for a campaign against the Tory-led government’s Nazi policy.

Perhaps now is the time.

There are fresh calls for an inquiry into the way the government assesses eligibility for a key disability benefit, after claimants with mental health conditions described how they had been asked in assessments why they had not taken their own lives.

There was a horrified reaction on social media when disabled activist Alice Kirby revealed on Twitter how the healthcare professional who assessed her eligibility for personal independence payment (PIP) had asked her: “Can you tell me why you haven’t killed yourself yet?”

After she shared her experience, many other claimants came forward to say that they had been asked the same, or a similar, question by their assessors.

Source: PIP investigation: ‘Horrific’ suicide question sparks fresh assessment inquiry calls

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