|The Smoking Gun that shows the Tories lied about ALL of their Welfare intentions
And that’s how it goes folks. Being me these days. Suddenly, out of the blue, someone sends me something so perfect, so shocking, so undeniable that my heart starts to beat faster.
So in an innocent little tweet from someone called Stephe Meloy sent me this wonderful, oh-so-detailed smoking gun.
Entitled “A Contract for Equalities” with (oh delicious irony) a foreword by Theresa May (Yes that’s right, she IS the now Home Secretary who wants to abolish Human Rights) it is a detailed pre-election plan of what the Conservatives will and will not do if they win power in the 2010 election.
Best of all, as @mrsblogs points out on Twitter a link to launch the document urges “if we fail to make progress in these areas & do not deliver on our side of the bargain, then vote us out in five years time”
Theresa May assures us in her intro that
Which gives you the tone of pure fantasy of the rest of the document.
Initially, we are told, no-one too ill to work should be forced to.
So far, 22,620 Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants in the
WRAG (Work Related Activity Group – people found to be severely sick or disabled and unfit for immediate work) have been sanctioned – some onto the government’s work programme – under threat of losing their income between 1st June 2010 and 31st May 2012
Recent evidence to parliament’s Work & Pensions committee shows providers ARE favouring those easiest to help
Here’s where it get’s really interesting. They WON’T be scrapping Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Expressing the desire to EXTEND a benefit, would certainly imply you had no intention of abolishing it the moment you came to power. The Conservatives announced a new benefit to replace it just weeks later
They go on to say they will “simplify the assessment process for accessing services” for disabled children,
they say they will “increase the number of health visitors by 4,200” and that they won’t abolish Child Trust Funds or the top up payments for disabled children.
But here’s the real killer punch at the end :
Under a section entitled Changing attitudes towards disabled people :
In fact, a misleading scrounger rhetoric, knowingly engineered and sustained by this government, has left millions of disabled people living in fear and allowed the single greatest attacks on disabled people in living memory. Note the HUGE spike in negative language about welfare claimants and the disabled from 2010 when this government came to power.
There are literally countless lies here, and I’ve only focussed on the very narrow subject of welfare reform and adult disability. Other groups are infinitely better qualified than me to discuss the many many other sections to this document. I’m sure they will want to when they see this utter fabrication from our current government.
PLEASE SHARE THIS : SHOW THE REST OF THE COUNTRY JUST HOW FAR THIS GOVERNMENT ARE PREPARED TO GO.
Source: Diary of a Benefit Scrounger