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The author of One GP’s Protest has welcomed the film I, Daniel Blake about one man’s attempt to negotiate the “Kafkaesque” Tory benefit conditionality system.

He says he sees patients like Daniel Blake every day.

The following is just one paragraph from an article you need to read, in which he relates how he wrote to the Job Centre in support of one patient who was being given the Daniel Blake runaround – and the response he received.

Don’t pay attention to the protestations of Iain Duncan Smith, or Toby Young, or any of the other deniers.

Heed the words of those who deal with this issue every day.

The DWP seems incapable of assessing people with mental illness intelligently. As a result, a number of patients of mine with significant mental illness are forced to jump through quite inappropriate hoops in order to hang on to their benefits. This system is in itself abusive and worsens their mental health.

Source: When Government Policy Abuses the Vulnerable…. | One GP’s Protest

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