Rising ESA sanctions: punishing the vulnerable for being vulnerable

Last Updated: May 19, 2014By

Once again the government is playing fast and loose with the figures. The FoI request is only partially answered – this time under a claim that it would cost too much – and Esther McVey has reneged on her promise to set up an independent investigation into the appropriateness of sanctions.
It seems clear that this is a department – and a government – with a large amount to hide.
One imagines many departmental budgets will be used to buy shredders over the coming 11-and-a-bit months.


  1. ellie guest May 19, 2014 at 9:12 am - Reply

    done to fiddle the unemployment figures and out of vindictiveness of the evil IDS and his scouse whore

  2. Barry Davies May 19, 2014 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    You missed how many people were sanctioned because they asked a question of the interviewer over the phone and were told they were sanctioned for 3 months and couldn’t physically go to the job centre because the interviewer was scared for her life!!! Not satire the truth.

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