In the source article, campaigner Linda Burnip (hi, Linda) says the Tory claim that the measures are fair because the number of claimants will fall is based on the hope that “enough” people will die.
She said: “Councils won’t have any funding devolved for people who stay alive instead of dying off ‘when they should do’.”
It’s more chequebook euthanasia, isn’t it?
Take away the funding that allows people a little quality-of-life and you “nudge” them into hopelessness – and on to death.
And the joy of it, for heartless people of Iain Duncan Smith’s ilk – is that the Conservative Government cannot be directly blamed.
Trouble is, we have seen coroners’ reports that do, indeed, blame the government for benefit-related suicides.
Admittedly, it seems the coroners are now being gagged, but the reports are there and it is up to anybody in the unhappy position of having to attend an inquest for a loved one who has died due to withdrawal of benefits to question any coroner’s verdict that doesn’t say so.
Heartless Iain Duncan Smith is allowing a brutal 20 per cent cut in vital support for disabled people.
A Government consultation slipped out this month reveals the cash available for disabled people who used to get the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will be slashed by almost a fifth over the next four years.
When the fund was controversially closed by Work and Pensions Secretary IDS last summer it sparked huge protests as disabled people clashed with cops inside the Houses of Parliament.
At the time Mr Duncan Smith’s Department for Work and Pensions said the cash would simply be handed over to local councils, allowing them to support disabled people instead.
But the new consultation launched by his Tory colleagues in the Department for Communities and Local Government reveals the funding paid to town halls will be cut by 19 per cent in real terms over the next four years – totalling £34.5million by the end of the Parliament.
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