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The estimable Peter Stefanovic has suggested that “when Benefit cuts force an incontinent cancer survivor to ‘re-use nappies’ you know the system is failing on an industrial scale”.

This Writer begs to differ.

The system is doing exactly what the Conservatives want.

The lady Mr Field mentions has been targeted very specifically by the Tory-run Department for Work and Pensions.

The idea was to deprive her of her benefits in order to put this lady under increased levels of stress; the hope was that this would push her towards suicide – or simply kill her off by boosting the level of her illness.

It’s ‘nudge’ theory in action, as the Conservatives practise it.

Obviously, with Frank Field raising the issue in Parliament, the Tories have had to say that something has gone wrong with this lady’s benefit claim.

This is only true if you accept that what went wrong, as far as the Tories are concerned, was the case being publicised by a Labour MP.

Now they can’t get away with it and must actually lift a finger to help this woman instead. They won’t have liked that at all.

This is just the latest in a long series of cases in which the Tories have cut off benefits to individuals. Some of the people they targeted have died as a result.

If these incidents really did represent the system going wrong, then the Tories would have fixed it by now. They haven’t.

The system hasn’t gone wrong.

It is doing exactly what the Tories want.

And it will continue doing so until the Tories are forcibly removed from office.

Spread the word.

A Wirral woman left incontinent by cancer was forced to re-use babies’ nappies after benefit cuts left her penniless, an MP claimed.

The Birkenhead woman, in her 50s, could not even afford adult nappies – and was too ashamed to ask for new ones from a local charity, according to Labour MP Frank Field.

She was reportedly stripped of disability benefit a few weeks ago after assessors said she was not sick enough to receive it in a controversial welfare test.

A government minister admitted “clearly something went wrong” in her assessment after the harrowing story was raised in Parliament, and she has appealed the decision.

Source: Benefit cuts force incontinent cancer survivor to “re-use baby nappies after being left penniless” – Liverpool Echo

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