“After the DWP made the conditions for passing the Work Capability Assessment even more severe and restrictive, Atos/OH Assist found themselves even more unpopular than they were already. They are thus trying to salvage some kind of positive image from the public by trying to get out of their contract.” That seems about right.
Strong article from Beastrabban, following up my blog from yesterday about OH Assist’s attempt to bully sites criticising the company off of the Internet.
Yesterday I reblogged one of Mike’s articles from Vox Political, reporting that Atos/ OH Assist was trying to bully blogs criticising them into taking down their posts. Atos/OH Assist was demanding that they do so as these articles encouraged hate towards their members and staff, some of whom have received death threats. This looks to me like another example of a rich and corrupt corporation trying to silence its critics through legal action, regardless of whether the criticisms levelled at the company are true or not. Mike’s article has extensively rebutted these claims, to which I’ve added the classic Private Eye response to bullying, unfounded threats of legal action ‘Arkell vs. Pressdram’.
Atos/ OH Assist is hated, because its administration of the Work Capability Assessment for the DWP has resulted in thousands of the poor and desperate being thrown off benefit, to die in poverty and starvation. Some have…
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Terry Cfc Poole said:
atos should never have got the contract anyway……..the reforms are a scandal, and need to be scrapped…….MORE PEOPLE WILL SUFFER, AND DIE, IF IAIN DUNCAN SMITH IS ALLOWED TO CARRY ON WITH HIS ETHNIC CLEANSING OF GREAT BRITAIN.
Joseph Smith said:
I suspect Atos has no intention of giving up this contract, in my opinion it’s a ruse to effect action against protesters via a sympathetic colalition government, giving the government the excuse it needs to invent more laws further restricting freedom of speech, protest gatherings, web pages, etc etc.
Thomas M said:
Even if there is some truth in what Atos says-it brought it on itself by forcing disabled people into slavery for what should be theirs by right, or homelessness and starvation.
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