Daughter leads new bid for truth from PM on fit-for-work deaths

Angus Robertson, Ann Marie O’Sullivan and John McDonell [Image: The National].

This Writer has been fortunate enough to get to know Anne-Marie O’Sullivan a little, thanks to social media, and could not wish for a better person to spearhead this work.

Her personal experience of the system’s failure means it is very hard for the Conservative Government to dismiss her call for change and still present itself as credible.

If the rest of us get a chance to support this initiative, let’s make sure we do.

THE grieving daughter of a disabled man who took his own life after wrongly being found fit for work called for cross-party support to force David Cameron to publish Government reports into the deaths of another 60 victims during a meeting with SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell yesterday.

Robertson has “relentlessly pursued” the Prime Minister to release information about the deaths of countless disabled people, who have died in similar circumstances to Anne-Marie O’Sullivan’s father Michael, in a bid to prevent further deaths.

He has twice raised the case of 60-year-old Michael, whom a coroner ruled had killed himself after being wrongly found fit for work after a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) assessment, during Prime Minister’s Questions insisting the death of O’Sullivan cannot be ignored by the Tory Government.

Last night O’Sullivan’s daughter Anne-Marie said: “I had a good meeting with Angus Robertson and John McDonnell today and it was very productive I look forward to more of the issues raised by my dad’s case being raised by both parties in the New Year.”

In September it was revealed that inner London coroner Mary Hassell concluded that the “trigger” for O’Sullivan’s suicide was his fit-for-work assessment.

She demanded action to be taken to save lives in her Prevention of Future Deaths report sent to the DWP.

Source: Daughter leads new bid for truth from PM on fit-for-work deaths | News | The National

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5 thoughts on “Daughter leads new bid for truth from PM on fit-for-work deaths

  1. Duty of Care


    “The National” newspaper’s report used the expression “duty of care” in relation to these controversial fit-for-work tests.

    Earlier this week a letter appeared in “The National” newspaper on this same subject. The writer quoted the definition of Corporate Manslaughter (which is called Corporate Homicide in Scotland). Organisations are guilty of Corporate Manslaughter/Homicide if the way in which their activities are managed or organised causes a person’s death, and amounts to gross breach of a relevant DUTY OF CARE owed by the organisation to the deceased.

    What is stopping the DWP from being charged with Corporate Manslaughter/Homicide?

    Link to letter here (scroll down to “Holding DWP to Account for Deaths”):


  2. NMac

    Good luck to this lady. I hope she is successful in squeezing the truth out of a department led by a thoroughly dishonest individual.

  3. mrmarcpc

    Good luck and hunting Ann Marie but I also fear he’ll get away with it, they always do, no one is held account of their actions any more, especially politicians!

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