ATOS Session 2012-13 Date tabled: 28.06.2012 Primary sponsor: McDonnell, John Sponsors: Text:
“That this House deplores that thousands of sick and disabled constituents are experiencing immense hardship after being deprived of benefits following a work capability assessment carried out by Atos Healthcare under a 100 million a year contract; notes that 40 per cent of appeals are successful but people wait up to six months for them to be heard; deplores that last year 1,100 claimants died while under compulsory work-related activity for benefit and that a number of those found fit for work and left without income have committed or attempted suicide; condemns the International Paralympic Committee’s promotion of Atos as its top sponsor and the sponsorship of the Olympics by Dow Chemical and other corporations responsible for causing death and disability; welcomes the actions taken by disabled people, carers, bereaved relatives and organisations to end this brutality and uphold entitlement to benefits; and applauds the British Medical Association call for the work capability assessment to end immediately and to be replaced with a system that does not cause harm to some of the most vulnerable people in society.”
People are not generally aware of the sheer depravity and hypocricy of the British Coalition Government.
The Liberals are more interested in getting rid of a few Lords than in the people their policies are condemning to death!
The Tories have always specialised in this but there were periods of One Nation Conservatism when the idea of conservatism had a bit of moral fibre – Now we see the corruption of their treasurers and their sponsors and we wonder – why? And we know why! Because their people own most of the media.
However the encouragement of FASCIST SENTIMENTS against people with disabilities – genuine people – will, I predict, come back to haunt these despicable politcal outfits – sometimes called parties.
Will Labour have the moral and ethical balls to do something different? Certainly they are at last beginning to use some brain cells. But will it last. This will depend on the way they interact with the people and the way the people interact with them!