Jodey Whiting, 42, took her own life after her benefits were stopped [Image: Evening Gazette].

There is only one reason people are still dying as a result of decisions to cut off their social security benefits: The Conservative Government wants them to die.

Four years after This Writer, on This Site, launched a campaign to force the Tories into revealing the extent of their bloodshed – a successful campaign, at that – they are still getting away with it.

Perhaps even more upsetting is the fact that some readers will seize on the fact that Jodey Whiting was a mother of nine, and claim that she was a scrounger.

The simple fact is that she was relying on the ESA to which even the DWP now admits she was entitled – and the government took it away from her for no reason.

Does the Tory government’s action not fit the following description, from Friedrich Engels’ The Condition of the Working Class in England, published in 1845 (for those of you who want to know how far we have regressed under Conservatism)?

“When society places hundreds of proletarians in such a position that they inevitably meet a too early and an unnatural death, one which is quite as much a death by violence as that by the sword or bullet; when it deprives thousands of the necessaries of life, places them under conditions in which they cannot live – forces them, through the strong arm of the law, to remain in such conditions until that death ensues which is the inevitable consequence – knows that these thousands of victims must perish, and yet permits these conditions to remain, its deed is murder just as surely as the deed of the single individual; disguised, malicious murder, murder against which none can defend himself, which does not seem what it is, because no man sees the murderer, because the death of the victim seems a natural one, since the offence is more one of omission than of commission. But murder it remains.”

I think it does. “Murder it remains.”

The mother of a disabled mum-of-nine who took her own life after her benefits were stopped says “sorry isn’t good enough” after receiving an apology from the government.

Jodey Whiting’s inquest was told she committed suicide after her Employment Support Allowance was stopped for missing one appointment for a ‘health assessment’.

She later claimed that she knew nothing about the appointment as she had been in hospital at the time.

Department for Work and Pensions bosses have now apologised to her family after its staff left Jodey a voicemail – despite having been told of her death.

It has since emerged the decision to stop her benefits – which her family claims was the “trigger” behind her suicide – was overturned after her death.

Source: ‘Sorry isn’t good enough’: Government apologises to family of disabled mum-of-nine who took her own life ‘as benefits were stopped’ – Mirror Online

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