Britain can no longer regard itself as a civilised nation

Fear and Loathing in Great Britain

19_september_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,205

Saturday 19 September 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

It is shameful that six of the biggest disability charities are reporting ‘an increase in resentment and abuse directed at disabled people’. They quite rightly say ‘inflammatory media coverage has played a role in this’ but ‘they primarily blame ministers and civil servants for repeatedly highlighting the supposed mass abuse of the disability benefits system, much of which is unfounded’.

I would go further than that as there has never been any kind of mass abuse of the disability benefits system, there is not a shred of evidence for any such thing, it remains persistently low, it is a fabrication by Iain Duncan Smith from a government determined to undermine, demonise and vilify all people on benefits. Even the low levels of fraud are the responsibility of the DWP to deal with, choosing to…

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