This is how the Conservative Party has managed to get away with victimising the disabled and people with long-term illnesses for more than five years – driving many to their deaths.
It is clear from this account that members of the public are far too easily-swayed by a slick PR line and are too willing to believe anything the government tells them.
The fact that the fool in this incident called Cherylee Houston – who is a professional actress in the UK’s longest-running television soap opera – a “benefts cheat” shows how deep the Tory rhetoric has penetrated.
It is how the Conservatives have managed to cut the benefits of hundreds of thousands of people, despite the fact that they were in genuine need.
Vox Political recently reported that, after the Tory-led DWP suspended repeat work capability assessments for ESA claimants, the number of claimant deaths started to fall.
Coronation Street star Cherylee Houston was wrongly branded a ‘benefits cheat’ in an attack on her own doorstep.
The soap star, who has played Izzy Armstrong since 2010, was threatened with being reported after a man saw her walk a few steps.
Cherylee, 39, was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome when she was 23-years-old.
The rare connective tissue disorder affects the joints and leaves suffers in chronic pain.
After witnessing the actress struggle a few steps to her wheelchair, the man claimed to have snapped a picture to ‘expose her’.
He approached her home and ended up ranting at her husband Toby.
Cherylee tweeted: “Wow disability hate crime knocked on our front door today literally. Scary as shows how much our country’s instinct is to hate not think.
“He was very rude to Toby and obviously disgusted that I wasn’t paralysed.. Said it wasn’t right and he was going to papers. Vile. Ignorant,” she added.
It is some source of comfort that Ms Houston’s story prompted an outpouring of support after she recounted the events on Twitter.
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