People are realising the DWP rulebook permits potential harm to claimants – or even death

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It’s heartening to see that the facts about the DWP’s rules on finding people fit for work are starting to filter out to the general public – who are, in turn, starting to feel outraged.

After the death of David Brown, The Writer even penned a short verse for a song I’m writing (I’m in a band and we’re very political. I know). It goes like this:

Another soul on benefits has died and passed away
But did he fall or was he pushed? The government won’t say
Their rulebook authorised them to procure his suicide
It’s against the law
But they don’t care
And that’s why people die.

Mock it if you like. But I hope the rhyming structure may help people remember what has happened and think about holding the Conservatives to account.

DWP admit in 2016 they still find people fit to work even when holding evidence such a decision may kill the claimant, FoIA request reveals.

Source: DWP finds people fit to work despite having proof the decision may kill them « Stop MP lies & corruption

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14 thoughts on “People are realising the DWP rulebook permits potential harm to claimants – or even death

  1. Jane Owens

    I should like to hear the completed version of the song. Shame it could not have been released as a Christmas single, I would have purchased it.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      It might be a while yet! After Christmas at least. We have a few other songs we’ve recorded, and this one may follow after Christmas.

  2. joanna

    I don’t know why anyone would mock at talent, I’m 45 and have yet to find Any talent!
    It is really good because it comes from the heart, nice one!

  3. barry carr

    To openly admit that they are happy to send unfit people back to work is contemptuous beyond belief they openly admit that it doesn’t matter how bad you may be you can still work its time to take action

  4. Sheila Forman

    My 47 year old was told he was fit for work even though he had suffered a cardiac arrest a few months before and had a defibrillator planted in his chest because he was told it could happen again at any time. He had collapsed several times and ended up back in hospital but after his assessment all of his benefits were stopped. He was forced to look for work although clearly very ill. A week later he suffered another cardiac arrest. His heart stopped eight times. As they rushed him to hospital he wasn’t looking very fit for work to me.

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