Beastrabban deconstructs – or dismembers – Atos and DWP comments on Wednesday’s nationwide demonstrations.
The nation-wide protests against Atos on Wednesday were covered ITV Meridian. They reported on demonstrations at Brighton and Canterbury, interviewing Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Paviliion, and Wayne Humphries, a leukaemia sufferer, whose assessment has been repeatedly delayed by the company. They also went to Atos and the DWP for their comments on the protests. Inevitably they got the usual lies and double talk.
The news report by ITV Meridian can be found at http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2014-02-19/anger-at-atos/.
Atos’ statement is at 1 minute 44 seconds. They claimed
It’s not, nor has it ever been, the role of Atos to make decisions on who can or cannot receive benefits. We carry out assessment following strict guidelines and criteria written by the government.
And so Atos attempted to wash their hands of their involvement in the persecution of the disabled. We wuz only following orders!
This is unacceptable. Atos perform their assessments…
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