Some of this rehashes material that has already been on Vox Political but it is valuable information and it’s always worthwhile to have reminders of the situation.
Last year, ten thousand six hundred sick and disabled people died within weeks of losing their benefits, after Atos assessed them as ‘fit to work’. Thierry Breton, boss of IT firm Atos, has just been awarded a £280k pay rise, bringing his total remuneration to £2.3m a year. While disabled people were hounded to death for a maximum of £131.50 Disability Living Allowance a week, the head of the business chasing them earned £44,000 a week. This is not austerity, it is travesty.
The Bogus Case for Mr Atos
Atos didn’t just enter with the Coalition. They have been the sole provider of medical assessments for the DWP since 1998. While Atos is the bulldog, it is the ministers of the DWP who hold the leash – and this government have given a firm order to attack.
The government has mandated that every single person claiming…
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