Disabled man says energy costs mean he’ll be dead next year. Tory response: get a job

Bring out your dead: is this the DWP plan for people with disabilities who can’t afford to pay the inflated energy bills the Tory government has foisted on us?

This is utterly disgusting.

Confronted with the story of a man with disabilities who said he expects to be dead by this time next year because he will not be able to afford the increased cost of energy, Tory Minister for Disabled people Chloe Smith said she hoped the Job Centre could help.

It’s the Tory answer to everything: “Get a job. Get a better job. Get an extra job.”

But – if you’re a person living with a disability – you can’t always do that.

And you know what happens then, in Tory Britain?

You die.

Here’s the clip:

Note Chloe Smith’s record on benefit-related votes in the House of Commons: she always voted to cut benefits.

So, for her, the answer to all your problems, if you can’t get a job, is clear:

You die.

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4 thoughts on “Disabled man says energy costs mean he’ll be dead next year. Tory response: get a job

  1. Dave Putson

    I have been having a bit of a battle of my own with Bulb, the recently nationalised energy company due to its failures in the market. I pointed out that they were supposedly telling people of their being a 100% renewables company so as there is no invoicing from either the sun, for our solar power, or the wind for our electric power…I got this response….
    “With regard to your point about Bulb supplying renewable, there aren’t separate markets for green and non-green energy sources. Once renewable electricity enters the grid, it carries the same wholesale cost as non-green electricity. That means that when electricity produced by burning fossil fuels becomes more expensive, renewable electricity does too.”
    I wonder how many consumers have just presumed that as they were with a 100% renewables company that this would make energy cheaper? This clearly states that there is profiteering in the system. To be charged the same as for fossil fuels, and we know what research and development and extraction that requires, but to be charged just the same for renewables…….
    I never thought an energy company would be so blatant as to tell me to go away in this manner, basically telling me they charge what they like!!!
    Sadly for the focal point of your story, he will not be of any concern to any Tory, let alone a government minister supposedly “dealing” with the energy crisis.

  2. Julia

    Thank you Mike for bringing this to our attention. This is a subject close to my heart after having battled the DWP on behalf of a relative (the whole thing actually made her less fit for work than had they supported her through a very challenging time in her life but that is another story). I thought I was beyond being shocked but it is truly shocking that a ‘Minister for the Disabled Work and Health’, who I see was actually successfully treated for breast cancer herself, thinks £150 and ‘going to the Job Centre’ is the bloody help this poor chap needs. But, of course, when you have been a ‘Management Consultant’ etc. etc. is does tend to blunt even the tiniest bit of empathy and self awareness you may have possessed initially.

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