Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Freedom of Information tribunal on benefit deaths – April 23

That we live in times when a government can withhold information
about the impact of its policies on the vulnerable is extraordinary, and
certainly reflects the fact that we are no longer a democracy.

We knew in 2012 that an average of 73 sick and disabled people were
dying after they had their lifeline benefits withdrawn. But now the
government refuses to provide us with information about deaths since
then. It’s my own belief that this refusal is because the truth will be
horrifying and that even those that supported benefit cuts originally
will raise their objections when they learn the truth. We cannot claim
to be a civilised society when our government policy is killing the

Freedom of Information tribunal on benefit deaths – April 23
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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