Here’s a different perspective on yesterday’s (Wednesday) tribunal on sickness benefit deaths, from the only other person qualified to provide details on the subject – Glynis Millward, my ‘McKenzie friend’ at the hearing.
Whereas I concentrated on the details of the issue at hand, she discusses some of the interesting things that happened around what we were doing, at least one of which she took as a good omen.
Most of the regular readers of my blog will be aware of the DWP’s refusal to put into the public domain, the statistics of those people who were in receipt of Incapacity Benefit, who were deemed fit for work by way of the Atos Work Capability Assessment (WCA) and then subsequently died.
I, along with many other bloggers believe that the DWP don’t want this information out in the open because the figures are so high, that it will cause a public outcry and blow the governments claim that welfare reforms are working, out of the water.
You can read more about the actual tribunal here, over at Vox Political (Mike Siviers blog)
What I wanted to do, is focus more on the behind the scenes work and some of the bizarre things that happened at and before the tribunal.
I came across Mikes blog when searching for Atos…
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