Behind The Benefit Bashing Headlines Lies A Nasty Ideology That Is Not Confined To The Daily Mail | the void

“There was a time when policies to send sick or disabled claimants on workfare, or sanction the benefits of lone parents, would have been met with horror by the electorate. There have always been grumblings about the social security system, as with any other institution, but unemployment was once seen as a personal tragedy caused by wider economic failings, not a personal failing caused by laziness or the wrong attitude.”

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  1. Yulia

    As ever the central quntisoes about welfare reform is ducked by Labour. If it had been a simple question of replacing a poor piece of Tory legislation which wasn’t fit for purpose, then few could argue with that aim. The truth is, Labour pissed all over John Smith’s grave by adopting 100% the neoliberal agenda of weaking the welfare state in favour of Capital.Purnell and Freud sold Labour’s arse to capitalist insturance company Unum for an assessment system that is ideologically only a few steps from the methodology adopted by the Nazis. The Unum’s bastardised version of the WHO ICF promotes psychological terror through the glorification of able-bodied normality and the corruption of Parsonian sociology. Not only does this lead to a twisted assessment process, but it very nature establishes the belief that all sick and disabled claimants are pathological liars. Atos, who have no principles other than secure maximum profits, were quite happy to sign up to this murderous agenda. In one sense, like camp guards, Atos are only following orders’; it is the Labour Party and the Coalition who have our blood on their hands and Byrne is simply trying to hide the stains.

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