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As Samuel Miller states below, December 3 was a day of mourning in the United Kingdom.

Tory austerity has killed thousands upon thousands of people with long-term illnesses and disabilities – but they have hit on what they think is a brilliant wheeze, making it seem that the deaths are either the logical conclusion of benefit claimants’ physical condition or their own decision in the case of suicide.

They have deliberately plunged millions of sick and disabled people into appalling poverty. Remember the £30 cut in Employment and Support Allowance for people with long-term illnesses? Tip of the iceberg.

And they love it.

So I agree with Samuel here:

And I agree with Tom Clark here:

If you need any further encouragement, consider this:

Hardly convincing, was she?

Consider this, also:

And this:

And this:

And this:

And this:

Labour, under Jeremy Corbyn, has changed its policy to support people who have long-term illnesses and disabilities. Consider:

Some of us have been campaigning for these measures for nearly a decade, since the Conservatives slithered back into office in 2010.

Some of us have been campaigning for much longer.

There is a better way for government to treat people with disabilities. It is a way that grants them the dignity they have been denied by the Conservatives, and that offers them a decent standard of living.

With the Tories facing annihilation in Parliament over their arrogant determination to force a duff Brexit deal down our throats, we may soon have an opportunity to take that better choice.

Let’s seize it.

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