Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s ATOS)

I might have to stop writing satire. It seems I might be giving the wrong people some very bad ideas.

Back in January I wrote a satirical blogpost about ATOS reducing their fit-for-work tests to one question:

ATOS to reduce ‘fit for work’ test to one question: “Are you alive?”

Now it looks like ATOS have decided my blogpost was a good idea.

A partially-blind and disabled woman had her benefits stopped after she attended an interview with ATOS in which she was asked just one question.

And as a result of her one word answer to the question, the woman killed herself:

Bristol woman “killed herself after benefits were stopped”

What was the single question by ATOS’s so-called ‘expert’ which trumped a lifetime of professional doctor’s opinions and supporting medical evidence?

Did you come here by bus?

A killer question indeed.

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