Budget fightback – save DLA
As far as the working age sick and disabled are concerned this budget is no change. NewLabour brought in the ‘phony’ Work and Capability Assessment that was meant to ‘test’ whether you were ‘fit for work’ without benefit of doctors. It was going to get 1 million people off IB/ESA which means the ‘test’ was designed for people to fail.
Now the Coalition has extended this phony ‘test’ to DLA (Disability Living Allowance) . This is meant to save billions so once again it is designed for people to fail and be thrown off benefit. Do they have any idea how much fear and anxiety this is causing the sick.
Don’t look back at Newlabour as any friend of the working age sick and disabled. NewLabour were heartless and ruthless and wouldn’t talk about what they were doing and they laid down all the legislation and smeared the sick as scroungers so the Tories are pushing at an open door in abandoning their duty of care to the sick and disabled. Talking about the dignity of work is a trick. Carrots fine – help people to work – no problem – but no threats and sticks – let’s be realistic about competitive labour markets. Sticks just aren’t fair to the sick.
Carer Watch is going to continue to campaign against these ‘phony’ money saving garbage in / garbage out computer tests and to stop them being extended to DLA. Please come and help us get this campaign going. Everyone welcome.
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