Tories deny benefits to rape victim – and distract themselves with Christmas inanities

While vulnerable people suffer because of their policies, the Tories are discussing whether mince pies are better than pigs in blankets.

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Perhaps it’s what passes for humour in the Conservative Party, when their government is being caught treating rape victims in an inhuman way.

I refer to the case of a woman who was kidnapped and raped while backpacking in Australia. She was held for two months and her captor was only caught after an incident at a Queensland petrol station when she left without paying. Staff alerted the authorities and he was found in a secret compartment in the boot.

The victim had to stay in Australia for the trial, meaning it was more than a year before she returned to the UK.

When she got back, the Tory government forced her to take a habitual residence test – and failed her, for reasons which have not been divulged.

As a result, the Department for Work and Pensions refused to pay her any benefits and she was left with nothing.

Her case has only come up for reconsideration after Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft raised the matter in Parliament.

Tory minister for women Victoria Atkins said she was very concerned to hear of the case – but the DWP acts according to rules laid down by the Tory government.

And while the investigation continues, according to the Conservative Party’s official Twitter feed, the “all-important” question this Christmas is whether mince pies are better than pigs in blankets.

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  1. Jeffrey Davies December 22, 2018 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Dear god but he won’t help man’s abuse against man it’s getting darker and darker while we wait for light to put back whots missing in this lot of humain greedie ones jeff3

  2. S Cooke December 22, 2018 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Why do they even ask? 100% of conservat&*ts are in favour of blankets, especially when they steal them from the ‘plebs’.

  3. nmac064 December 23, 2018 at 9:19 am - Reply

    The Nasty Party down in the depths of its nastiest.

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