Read and share this shocking account of the way Tories treat the disabled

Nicola Jeffrey (left) at her south east London home with her son [Image: Socialist Worker].

Mrs Mike suffers with fibromyalgia – among other illnesses.

She has not yet been transferred from DLA to PIP, so it seems we can look forward to similar treatment.

Considering the amount of anguish and stress her current condition causes us both – as revealed in my recent article – I can certainly sympathise with anybody going through this process.

It is nothing less than an attempt to force the disabled to despair and death.

The Tories ramped up their war on disabled people with dangerous new “reforms” to the personal independence payment (Pip) benefits last Thursday.

Nicola Jeffery, a single parent from south east London, has fibromyalgia which causes chronic pain across the body. She is one of thousands of people with “invisible disabilities” whose benefits have been axed by the Tories.

“I was harassed for ten years as a single, disabled parent,” Nicola told Socialist Worker.

“First when I was on income support, then job seekers and Employment Support Allowance before I received Pip.”

“They completely dismissed all my medical information,” she added. “I was assessed twice within a week—and then had all my Pip cut.

“The fact that I had brought my medical files to the assessment was used against me as evidence that I was capable of mobility.”

Source: ‘I was crying and in pain’—the truth behind the Tory benefit cuts

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15 thoughts on “Read and share this shocking account of the way Tories treat the disabled

  1. Annie Hawksley

    I lost my appeal to be granted PIP at the end of last year, after 14 months of stress and delay. It is a ghastly process, which I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.

  2. Tim Annakin

    There is a way to ENSURE that your medical history is not ignored!! And it’s simple!! If any of you GENUINE disabled people want the details the private message me on FB and I will let you know how………THIS IS NOT A SCAM……. I WILL NOT BE ASKING YOU FOR ANY MONEY AT ANY TIME…..All I want is feedback as to weather you were successful with your claim by employing my method. T.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      If anybody wants to try him out, you do so at your own risk – but please let us all know how you get on.

  3. David Woods

    That IS their thought process; If you attend your assessment you’re ‘fit for work’, if you don’t, they stop your benefit because you failed to attend!

  4. marcusdemowbray

    The Brutality MUST end, but I still see no hope. The first UN investigation and report achieved no worthwhile result at all, in fact it seems that UN’s failure to do any more than report their findings has given the Green Flag to the Tories to increase The Brutality.

    I know that UN is now working on a 2nd investigation and report, because the Tories refused to improve matters in any way after the 1st. The Mayhem has already made it clear that It will scrap EU Human Rights Laws as soon as It has forced UK out of EU against the wishes of most of its people.

    Unless UN has extra powers once their 2nd Report is published I see little hope that things will get any better, and it is clear to me that The Mayhem is determined to fully impose Jacob Rees-Mogg’s “Neo-Feudalist” Claptrap on the shattered remains of the K (Formerly known as UK). Work for the Neo Robber Barons and the instant you can no longer work, for whatever reason, please die asap.

    In a recent interview The Mayhem said that Its greatest wish was that all the World’s people should have drinking water. It sounds a bit like a pre-written line spouted blandly by a competitor in a Beauty Contest, carefully written to sound like a genuine concern. If The Mayhem is genuinely concerned about humanity, why does It not extend Its concerns to Its OWN citizens?

    This is a clear indication of manipulative deceitful wording and leads me to the inescapable conclusion that The Mayhem’s mental/emotional state is unwell in a similar way to IDS, Trump and that German moustachioed Chancellor. The Mayhem has already proved countless times to be a highly deceitful and arrogant ego-maniac, with strongly despotic tendencies and constant astonishing displays of gross incompetence and a total lack of clear thought.

    To me, The Mayhem’s words and behaviour set every alarm bell in my mind ringing that It is absolutely UNFIT to be PM.

    In Germany a cold, cruel, wicked deceitful or insane mother is known as a “Raven Mother”. Nature decided that The Mayhem could not be a Mother, but It certainly fits the description.

  5. Fibro confused

    The life of a fibromyalgia sufferer is such fun……………NOT. Lets hope for Mrs Mike me & my fibro friends this isn’t going to happen to often 🙁

  6. NMac

    It makes me extremely angry and also extremely sad to see such inhumanity towards the sick and disabled. The Tories are not just nasty, they are evil.

  7. Barry Davies

    Mrs Mike did well to access DLA for fibro, all I get told for my M.E is that I can get cured with talking therapy, just like I could with a broken leg or any other physical condition of course, and exercise, which actually exacerbates the condition.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      She got DLA for a combination of conditions.
      With ME, you’re caught on the horns of the ‘research’ that was carried out, leading to a contrived conclusion that a talking cure would work.

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