Praise for The Last Leg’s attack on ‘disabled genocide’ – but was it only words?

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This Writer posted a few tweets in praise of the Last Leg team’s position on Tory policy, as follows:

and:

Of course, here on the social media, we’ve been discussing what Adam Hills calls “disabled genocide” for many years – and he’s right to call it genocide, by the way.

Your government is committing genocide in front of you and getting away with it. Think about that.

The trouble is, the social media are still too much of a minority interest to create any real recognition for the issue. Mention on The Last Leg was far more likely to create a stir.

Or so I thought.

Two days later, who knows about it?

The news that the government seems to be deliberately trying to kill the sick and disabled appears to have been superceded by the news that feminist movie star Emma Watson has breasts. Golly.

 

Adam Hills and Alex Brooker have launched a scathing attack on Tory disability cuts likening them to a “genocide” against disabled people.

The hosts of The Last Leg, who both have disabilities of their own, attacked the process of assessment that has seen even double amputees and a man with half a skull declared “fit for work”.

Hills said: “At first these cuts looked like a good plan experiencing teething problems, then it started to feel like a badly executed system but now – it’s beginning to look a lot like disabled genocide.

“This government is slowly killing off a generation of disabled people.”

He continued: “The only question is are they doing it on purpose? Because if you are, why stop at sanctions?

”Why not round us up put us on a reservation and sterilise the drinking water because that is literally more humane than what you’re doing right now. For any Conservatives watching that is not a genuine suggestion.

“The Government’s Social Security Advisory Committee meets on Wednesday of this week and I want to say this to them: If you really want to make a difference don’t give bonuses for assessing people quickly, punish people for when they get it wrong.

“We’ve been banging on about this for four years and nothing has changed.”

Earlier this week it emerged a double amputee who was told by the Department for Work and Pensions that he was “fit for work” as he could “climb stairs with his arms”.

In the same week it was reported a father who lost his arm in a horrific motorcycle accident and underwent five major operations in as many months had been stripped of his benefits after his latest assessment in January.

Source: The Last Leg’s Adam Hills And Alex Brooker Praised For Powerful Speech On ‘Disabled Genocide’ Of Tory Disability Cuts

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8 thoughts on “Praise for The Last Leg’s attack on ‘disabled genocide’ – but was it only words?

  1. chriskitcher

    What a truly rotten country we have become. The Tories do it because they can get away with it through apathy of the moronic population of the UK. Roll on the time when I can become an associate member of the EU and divorce myself from the British public.

  2. Jt Zoonie

    You have to give more money to big earning people because if you crappie on them their have enough money to sue your assistance off.

  3. Barry Davies

    The DWP workers get bonus’ for sanctioning people anything that stops someone getting benefits benefits the workers who are supposedly there to help.

  4. casalealex

    Democide is a term revived and redefined by the political scientist R. J. Rummel (1932–2014) as “the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder”.

  5. Rusty

    Media isn’t interested as it doesn’t go with the narrative that corbyn is useless and the tory government are doing a good job! Fake news controlled by the rich and shameless! Do you think it’s a conspiracy mike? or just bad reporting!

  6. creatorsnotconsumers

    It is unsurprising that the MSM ignored this, but it was an historic moment when the UK government was called out for genocide against disabled people in Britain on a very popular TV show. The clip remains accessible to all of us on independent media sites and can be shared on social media, used as a reference point and a talking point. I count this as progress and thanks for this report on it Mike.

  7. mrmarcpc

    This country is a really rotten and callous place to live in, the state treat the people like scum and want to kill them off asap, it is a very nasty little nation we live in right now!

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