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Labour MP demands PIP rethink – so nothing will happen because Tories like torturing disabled people

Emma Hardy makes excellent points – but she’s a Labour MP and the Tories aren’t interested in changing the criteria for Personal Independence Payment.

Tories hate disabled people. They’re pretty much like the Nazis in 1930s Germany in that respect, as This Site has mentioned many times in the past.

Of course, there’s always a way to change the situation.

The UK had a chance to do that on December 12 – and 14 million people chose not to.

They decided that the torture – to death, in many cases – of disabled people was a price worth paying, in order to achieve a UK with a much worse-performing economy that is a vassal state to the USA (if Boris Johnson gets his way), rife with racism and right-wing thuggery.

And they’re dragging the rest of us down with them.

Hull West and Hessle MP Emma Hardy has called for an overhaul of the way benefits assessments are carried out for disabled people.

She spoke out after new government figures showed nearly half of people previously claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) lost out when they were re-assessed under the replacement Personal Independent Payment (PIP) regime.

In Ms Hardy’s Hull West and Hessle constituency, 1,140 out of 2,173 people previously receiving DLA who were reassessed for PIP saw their support either decreased or stopped altogether.

In the Yorkshire and Humber region as a whole, 63,033 people out of the 132,421 reassessed saw their level of support shrink or stop, representing 48 per cent of all those assessed.

Source: MP Emma Hardy wants PIP re-think to end ‘stress’ for disabled people – Hull Live

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Poverty, rough sleepers and food bank use ‘getting worse’ – but hey, it’s what the UK wanted

Poverty: It’s weird to think of spiralling destitution and homelessness in a rich area where many dwellings are second homes. But that’s what we all voted for – right?

This sums up the state of the UK at the end of 2019:

NEARLY a quarter of children in ‘wealthy’ South Lakeland are living in poverty while rough sleeping is also on the rise, a council meeting has heard.

And there are fears that ‘social inequality’ could get worse across the area in 2020 with Universal Credit being extended and rents for housing association tenants set to rise for the first time in five years, councillors were told.

This Christmas, some people in Kendal are having to make the choice between ‘heating the house or buying food’, according to the King’s Food Bank.

Poverty, homelessness and increasing dependence on food banks, in an area where around 4,000 dwellings are second homes. That’s Tory Britain!

And voters love it. That’s why they brought the Tories back into government with an 80-seat majority. Right?

What? They thought they were just calling for a quick end to Brexit?

More fool them, huh?

… Brexit won’t be over for years to come.

Source: Poverty, rough sleepers and food bank use ‘getting worse’ | The Westmorland Gazette

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Huge rise in homelessness among ill and disabled people is no accident

The Tories have been stepping up their hate campaign against sick and disabled people, with a 53 per cent increase in homelessness over the last year.

People with long-term illnesses who can’t work can claim Employment and Support Allowance, but the government has tightened criteria to the point at which assessments might as well start with an official telling the claimant they are lying – or deluded – about being ill.

Disabled people can claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP), even if they can work – but the Tories have tightened criteria for that benefit too, meaning the chances of receiving the benefit are equally remote.

With PIP, 56 per cent of new claims, together with 28 per cent of claims by people who have been transferred from Disability Living Allowance, are refused.

Only 10 per cent of rejected claims go to appeal, which means 1,585,000 rejections have gone uncontested since the benefit – if you can call it that – was introduced.

With so many benefit claims rejected, sick and disabled people find it hard to make ends meet – especially if they have been housed in dwellings with more bedrooms than they need, laying them open to the Conservative government’s Bedroom Tax.

With all these Tory policies stacked up against them, it’s no surprise so many sick and disabled people end up presenting as homeless.

The Tories have made it the responsibility of local authorities to ensure that these people have a place to live, but – oh! That’s right – councils don’t get enough funding from Westminster to provide that service.

The upshot of all this is that, under the Conservatives, long-term illness or disability has become a fast-track to a life on the street.

short life on the street; while Tory communities secretary Robert Jenrick says the number of people sleeping rough has fallen by two per cent in the last year, the reason for that is probably that a rough sleeper days every 19 hours in the UK.

It’s all part of the Tory plan.

The Nazis went after the sick and disabled first, too.

Source: Homelessness among ill and disabled people rises 53% in a year, figures show | The Independent

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When is a public health service NOT a public health service? When it’s run by TORIES

The Conservatives will swear blind that the National Health Service is still a publicly-owned, universal system because it is free at the point of use – falsely.

It isn’t a universal system any more because, after some services were sold off to private firms, those firms have chosen not to provide them in certain parts of the country.

And it isn’t free at the point of use any more – obviously – because patients who have been left high and dry by the privateers in the NHS have been forced to seek treatment by private providers – at cost.

Meanwhile, other healthcare services are being starved because the Treasury is having to pump inflated amounts of cash into the private providers, to accommodate their profits.

And their mouthpieces in the Tory-owned media will still parrot the nonsense that, because it is funded by the Treasury, it is a publicly-owned, universal system, free at the point of use.

Please don’t let anyone get away with spreading the lies.

NHS cancer care and kids’ ­treatments are up for grabs in a stealth Tory sell-off.

Private firms are being invited to bid for chunks of our health service – in complete contrast to Boris Johnson’s repeated election campaign denials.

Cardiology, gynaecology, paediatrics and oncology are among the services being offered to companies.

A new framework drawn up by NHS Shared Business Services will see hospital trusts buying clinical care from a list of suppliers.

It could lead to deals worth up to £117million being handed out over four years.

Source: Private firms invited to run NHS services with cancer and kids treatments on sale – Mirror Online

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Rachel Riley has launched court proceedings against someone else. What does this mean?

Countdown: Time is money and as her case against me ticks on, Rachel Riley will be hoping the money raised by my CrowdJustice campaign runs out. Please help foil her.

Some of you may be aware that Rachel Riley (and her partner-in-litigation threats, Tracy-Ann Oberman) has launched a court case against someone else on a matter connected with my own.

But while I had written an article, all Jane Heybroek did was retweet a link to one (not mine; one of the articles on which my own piece was based).

You can find details of the case on her own CrowdJustice site, here. And feel free to contribute to her funds if you can.

The fact that Ms Riley is taking other people to court over this matter suggests that she is not about to give up her pursuit of me, despite the evidence that is mounting against her position.

It also suggests that I am right in my belief that she is hoping to drain my funds – and those of Ms Heybroek – to ensure that we become unable to sustain our cases and have to seek a settlement, or let her win, before any trial takes place.

I wonder whether she thinks opening a case against another person will make this easier to achieve – assuming that there are a limited number of people willing to support us, and therefore a limited amount of money available for our CrowdJustice campaigns.

Only you can prove her wrong.

My legal team is about to write the detailed defence against Ms Riley’s latest claim against me (she had to re-word it after a judge’s ruling earlier this month) – and I reckon it will kill her claim against me stone dead, if it gets a hearing in court.

My guess is that it will also kill the claim against Ms Heybroek.

We need to get it heard in court.

As I have mentioned before, defamation (libel) cases are extremely expensive. Even though nearly £50,000 has been provided to fund my case through this site (so far), most of it has been used getting it to this point.

If you can’t contribute more yourself right now, that’s perfectly understandable. But please encourage your friends to visit this site – https://crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/ – and contribute. And put a little more in the pot yourself, if you can.

The average amount donated per person is less than £20. That’s not a lot to give in return for justice.

On Twitter, you could tweet in support, quoting the address of the appeal. I’ve seen a lot of tweets supporting this case – but usually from the same few people. If you’re not one of them – and you are on Twitter – it doesn’t take much effort and it could make a huge difference.

Post a link to Facebook, asking your friends to pledge. I haven’t seen many of these at all, and Facebook is far more influential than Twitter. I’d like to! If you do this, feel free to let me know.

On other social media platforms, please mention the campaign there, quoting the appeal address.

It would be easy to tell yourself that you’ve done your bit. After all, this campaign has been running for a few months and there’s a new one to grab your attention.

That is how Ms Riley could win.

If you believe in justice – and if you’re reading this, I know you do – then that’s the last thing you want for this case.

Let’s set a precedent for 2020 with a big boost for this campaign – and keep it going strong into the future.

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Honour for Duncan Smith has not humiliated the left – it has ENERGISED us

The pick of the Tories: Iain Duncan Smith might have been given a knighthood by Boris Johnson’s government, but few people are impressed with the face-chiseller from Chingford.

I read a message on Twitter suggesting that the knighthood for Iain Duncan Smith was an attempt to take a leaf out of Donald Trump’s playbook – humiliating and de-motivating opponents of the new Tory regime.

The honour for the so-called ‘Architect of Death’, whose draconian policies of hate against benefit claimants including some of the most vulnerable, ill and disabled people in the United Kingdom have ended the lives of thousands upon thousands of people who had as much right to live as the rest of us, was an attempt to demonstrate to us just how little we matter to Boris Johnson and his elitist clique.

Well, it backfired massively, didn’t it?

When I wrote my article calling on you to support Dr Mona Kamal’s petition to deny Duncan Smith his knighthood, it had already acquired a significant 70,000+ signatures. That number has now more than doubled to nearly 160,000 at the time of writing.

In just two days!

Instead of showing us that we are weak, and few, the decision to honour one of the least worthy men in the United Kingdom has instead inspired us all to dust ourselves down, stand up and show that we are many and we are strong.

And we reject a government that scorns its people in this way.

Keep signing the petition, folks. Let’s make this a statement that Boris Johnson remembers – to his humiliation.

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Michael Howard launches Tory assault on the rule of law

Dictator Boris Johnson: He’s already making the hand signals. Next he’ll be designing his own uniform.

A failed former Conservative leader has launched his party’s attack on the rule of law by claiming that judges are corrupt.

Michael Howard said judges sometimes “distort” the law they are interpreting “to reach the result they want to achieve”.

Interviewed by BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, he said: “I think that judges have increasingly substituted their own view of what is right for the view of Parliament and of ministers.”

There is no objective basis for his comments.

I mean, what is he implying? That all the judges in the Supreme Court are Labour supporters? How ridiculous!

The Conservative government wants to end the rule of law in the UK because Boris Johnson was upset by a court decision that his attempt to prorogue Parliament earlier this year was illegal.

The Supreme Court was absolutely right in its decision, which was based on the law of the United Kingdom, and on evidence about Mr Johnson’s attempted prorogation.

But Mr Johnson believes that his Conservative government should be able to do whatever it likes – including breaking the law.

So he needs to undermine the legal framework that protects us all from the dictatorship – because that’s what it is – that he intends to impose.

And that is the reason Lord Howard has attacked the judges of the Supreme Court.

It seems likely that the Johnson government will try to change the way judges are appointed, making them subject to political patronage.

This would be an enormous act of hypocrisy, as Lord Howard’s argument is that judges are already too political.

But Boris Johnson won’t care. With a massive Parliamentary majority, nobody can stop him.

He can do whatever he fancies.

He just wants to make sure enough voters are persuaded by paper-thin arguments like those of Lord Howard.

And he won’t have any trouble with it, will he?

After all, he went into the general election on a similarly flimsy claim – and look how many voters were duped into supporting that!

Source: Michael Howard: Judges sometimes ‘distort’ the law to reach result they want – BBC News

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Will you sign NHS doctor’s petition to stop Iain Duncan Smith receiving knighthood?

He laughed: Remember, IDS laughed at the terror he was causing a rape victim by using the Bedroom Tax to make it too expensive for her to keep a ‘panic room’. The man thrives on terrorising others.

I’ll be signing – will you?

It probably won’t do any good – the Tories tend to find a way to ignore any petitions demanding any activity they don’t want to carry out, no matter how many people sign it.

But it will be a great sign of resistance against Boris Johnson and his fake “people’s government”!

A petition has been launched calling for MP Iain Duncan Smith to be stripped off his knighthood.

More than 30,000 people have already signed the petition against the former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions after it was announced that he has been given a knighthood in the New Year Honours list.

The decision to knight the former Conservative minister has sparked fury amongst his opponents, years after he was criticised for laughing during a Bedroom Tax debate and shedding ‘crocodile tears’ online.

The Chingford and Woodford Green MP is known as the ‘architect’ of Universal Credit , the system of benefits which rolls a number of state payments into one, supposedly simplifying the process.

Around 1.9 million people have been left £1,000 worse off a year and many have been forced onto the streets due to lengthy delays before their first payments and punitive sanctions.

The petition, set up by Dr Mona Kamal Ahmed, a NHS psychiatrist … claims Mr Smith was responsible for “some of the cruellest most extreme welfare reforms this country has ever seen”.

It says that under his leadership, the “UK became the first ever country to face a United Nations enquiry into human rights abuses against disabled people” and that the “suffering and impoverishment” seen in the UK today are a “direct result of the welfare reforms he has implemented”.

In her explanation, Dr Ahmed writes that she has frequently witnessed people diagnosed with chronic mental illness in A&E who have been driven to panic attacks as a result of the anxiety caused by these tests and over the prospect of losing the welfare payments they rely on.

The petition is on the Change.org site, here.

Click and sign. It’s easy!

Source: NHS doctor launches petition against Iain Duncan Smith receiving knighthood – Mirror Online

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Tory incompetence: Cabinet Office publishes home addresses of Honours recipients

Data publication: This is how the recipients of the New Year Honours probably responded to the announcement that their private details had been made public by the government.

They really can’t complain. We can be sure most of the New Year Honours recipients voted for this kind of Tory ineptitude so they can’t make much of a fuss about having received it.

Yes, the Tory-run Cabinet Office has managed to publish the home addresses of celebrities including Elton John and cricketer Ben Stokes, alongside those of police officers, politicians like Iain Duncan Smith and Ministry of Defence staff, and hundreds of “unsung” local heroes.

The Tory government even made the details available in an easily-downloadable list – to make it extra easy for enemies of the state to access the home addresses of its defenders.

The spreadsheet was posted on the government website at 10.30pm on Friday (December 27), and was taken down early today (December 28).

But experts reckon the breach will be hard to remedy, now it has happened. Even if the number of people who downloaded the list is known – along with their identities, how many of them will have passed it on? It could spread like a virus.

Clearly the Tory government doesn’t have the slightest idea about data protection and cannot stick by the rules that it made for itself.

Of course we already knew that. The biggest security risk in the country is current prime minister Boris Johnson.

The Tories passed a new Data Protection Act last year, intended to ensure that sensitive information of this kind would not be broadcast by organisations such as, say, Her Majesty’s Government.

The Cabinet Office, which published the list, is responsible for supporting the National Security Council and the Joint Intelligence Organisation. It coordinates the government’s response to crises and manages the UK’s cybersecurity.

So we’re all doomed, obviously.

Source: Government exposes addresses of new year honours recipients

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People in the UK’s poorest communities have supported a government that will send them to food banks

A food bank: this one was well-stocked when the image was taken – but it was in early 2018. Many more people have been forced to visit food banks since then.

The Con Party has managed to hoodwink a swathe of formerly Labour-supporting constituencies into supporting it – mainly with a promise to “get Brexit done”.

The promise is a lie. Brexit won’t end for many, many years, even if the Tories go through it at the fastest speed possible.

But that isn’t the worst threat to these people.

By focusing on Brexit, they have ignored the other policies that the Conservatives will push through – including the nightmare social security system that has killed more people than Aktion T4 in Nazi Germany.

The result is a foregone conclusion, as this writer for the Herald in Scotland makes clear:

With no change of direction on Universal Credit we can expect more people being forced to rely on food banks in the future.

Maintaining this approach to social security means that the new Government will implement another £3.8 billion worth of cuts to social security.

The end result? More children and families swept into poverty in the coming years.

That is a certainty. It will happen under the Conservative government whether you like it or not.

The majority of voters in the December 12 election wanted it. They might not know they wanted it, but they voted for it so, when it happens to them, they’ll be told it’s what they supported and that will be the end of it.

The constituencies that the Conservatives won in the north of England contain many of those communities that have borne the biggest impacts of the austerity policies of the last decade.

They are communities that have experienced cuts in public services, that have been hardest hit by the freeze on social security benefits and where insecure work has become the norm for too many.

Commitments to continue to roll out Universal Credit and to end the benefits freeze next year … [mean] more of the same for people living on low incomes.

Worse:

Low pay and insecure work are increasingly what locks people into poverty, and two-thirds of children living in poverty in Scotland are in working households.

The new government’s approach will only serve to reinforce the injustice of our current system; tightening rather than loosening the grip of poverty.

With child poverty levels projected to increase rapidly, we simply cannot go on the way we are.

The lives and life chances of millions of people across our communities depend on the government charting a different course.

Then those lives and life chances are lost. As a nation, the UK voted for worse – and for much more of it.

Source: Opinion: With no change of direction on Universal Credit we can expect more people being forced to rely on food banks in the future | HeraldScotland

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