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After all these years, the DWP is still trying to convince us that amputated feet heal

Repeat a lie often enough, and people will believe it. That’s what the Tories think.


But it’s quite difficult when we’re being told that this has healed:

Tommy Weir’s leg was amputated due to a bone infection which led to life-threatening sepsis.

But – no worries! – the DWP told him that the amputation was just a wound on his left foot.

Not only that, but the report claimed it had “completely healed” – and cut his Personal Independence Payment.

Weirdly, a spokesperson for Independent Assessment Services Ltd (formerly Atos), said: “We understand this was an error and would like to apologise to Mr Weir, as the wording should have read that his wound had healed.”

Can anyone explain this? His wound was the amputation of his foot. It was never going to heal!

Oh, and the Department for Work and Pensions itself said Mr Weir had asked for a reconsideration and it would contact him as soon as it had reconsidered his case.

But in the meantime, he has lost Personal Independence Payments worth £479 per month.

Source: DWP stop man’s PIP support after assessor claims amputated foot has ‘healed’ – Politics and Insights

Why the fuss about Johnson putting his foot on a table? He’s been this rude for YEARS!

People seem to be making an awful lot of fuss about this photograph:

Apparently they think it’s awfully rude of Boris Johnson to put his feet up on a table – especially one that may have had some of Marie Antoinette’s cake on it (or whatever).

“He has no regard for history!” seems to be the cry.

Silly, silly people. You forgot to consider BoJob’s personal history.

Let me take you back to 2002 when, as part of the new intake of Conservative MPs after that year’s general election, BoJob was inducted to help Iain Duncan Smith battle the permanent frog he had in his throat during Prime Minister’s Questions, facing Tony Blair.

He was one of a group of four, the others being David Cameron, George Osborne and Paul Goodman (who?).

And, according to Peter Snowdon in his book Back From The Brink, they were as arrogant a gang of snot-nosed punks as you could imagine: “They were pros and better at it than Iain, but thought they knew it all, and would talk over him in the meetings or put their feet up on coffee tables.”

I know people have come up with stories that French President Emmanuel Macron had claimed the table would work equally well as a footstool and BoJob subsequently tried it, but let’s be honest.

He was just living down to his boorish, arrogant, and downright rude nature.

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