A woman died because the government drove her to suicide. Where are the prosecutions?

Philippa Day: benefit assessment provider Capita cut her benefits and demanded that she attend an assessment centre – which was impossible due to her disability. She took her life in despair.

A coroner’s finding that no fewer than 28 mistakes by the government and its officers led to the death of Mapperley mother Philippa Day is to be welcomed.

A report by benefit assessor Capita also found that three of its employees were responsible for errors that contributed to the events leading to Ms Day’s suicide.

In other words, Capita employees and government officers pushed her to her death. Why are they not facing criminal charges?

Come to that, the system that allowed them to make such mistakes was enforced by Conservative government ministers. Why are they not facing charges?

And ultimately, the system was created by legislation put forward by a Tory Work and Pensions Secretary. Why is that person not facing charges?

If I were found to have caused the death of another person, I would face a charge of murder if it could be proved to have been intentional, or manslaughter if not.

Why are these government-connected individuals allowed to get away without even being challenged?

You might think this one case is bad enough. But consider this:

Analysis carried out by the Disability News Service suggests that there could have been as many as 750 benefit claimants of working age who took their lives in 2018.

And the total number since the Tories introduced PIP – let alone the harsher benefit qualification laws brought in after they came into office in 2010 – is likely to be in the tens of thousands, if not, indeed, hundreds of thousands.

How many benefit assessors from Capita (and fellow private contractor Atos) have contributed to those deaths?

How many officials from the Department for Work and Pensions?

How many Conservative ministers, who imposed the legislation, and backbenchers, who supported it?

The coroner has issued PFD (Prevention of Future Deaths) notices that demand action from the Department for Work and Pensions.

But no action is being taken even to identify the men and/or women responsible for pushing Ms Day to suicide.

It seems the Conservatives have perfected a method of mass-slaughtering innocent people.

Source: UK: Government report describes appalling official treatment of seriously disabled Philippa Day who took her own life – World Socialist Web Site

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3 thoughts on “A woman died because the government drove her to suicide. Where are the prosecutions?

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    First it was atos then we got crapita then maximus all doing whot the government wants rid the benefits system of those claiming yet ten years oops eleven years down it’s still going on DWP will say we are very sorry for the loss and they will learn lessons from it yet on it’s going ministers pushing more and more for these companies to rid them of claimants it’s government policies to and until people realise this on it’s going

  2. Dominique Payne

    I am so glad that you are asking this question. I have felt hounded and harried by the benefits system since 2008 and have been pushed to the very edge numerous times. It is a torturous system especially for those already struggling with mental illhealth.

  3. disabledgrandad

    Yet again corporate manslaughter charges should be placed on these scumbags employed at there evil DWP masters behest will they NOPE. Because as usually disabled people have no respect were expendable and forgettable and no one gives a chap. The best you get is the vile lesions have been learned LIE and nothing will change because this sick system is just how the tory scum likes it.

    I have lost count of the number of death disabled people I have shown died because no one cares! The same as were the worse off that any group in the UK but until it’s your family affected by this evil system then they care! But if it’s another family’s they shrug and ignore the reality.

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