The day Stephen Crabb was appointed Work and Pensions secretary, This Blog published a piece highlighting his belief that homosexuality is a disease and can be cured.
I went on to suggest: “Perhaps he thinks serious illnesses and disabilities like cancer, Parkinson’s disease and amputated limbs can also be cured. Let’s face it, everyone carrying out Work Capability Assessments seems to have that belief, so he wouldn’t be alone.”
I thought I was being satirical!
As it turns out, I wasn’t. He really does believe that people with Parkinson’s can work. Oh, and brain tumours, which may be a form of cancer – along with multiple other conditions, so let’s not rule out work for the limbless either.
Tom Pride, over on Pride’s Purge, has said many times that satire died when the Conservative Government came to office, and he’s right.
It is impossible to make them look more ridiculous than they already are.
Here’s the Independent, going out with a bang:
People with brain tumours, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease and a number of other conditions are “able to work”, new work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb has said.
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