Compassionate Conservatives

Today is Cameron’s speech at the Conservative conference.  Before he made his speech, Sue Marsh released this list of changes made by his government that do not fit the description “compassionate.”

Halving Support for disabled children,

Scrapping the “Youth Premium” that ensured independence for the most profoundly disabled children;

Scrapping Crisis Loans;

Cutting housing support for disabled people;

Cutting council budgets so hard that they cannot provide social care to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities;

Introducing PIP to replace DLA with the aim of cutting 500,000 vulnerable people from the figures without a single assessment;

Introducing unlimited, unpaid work for those with significant illnesses or disabilities;

Cutting all benefit support for sick and disabled people appealing their ESA decisions;

Lying to the public about Work Capability Assessments and failing to make them fit for purpose while disabled people suffer and die;

Encouraging hate crime by constantly feeding the media “scrounger” stories about the sick and disabled;

Closing Remploy factories, throwing over 1500 working disabled people on the scrapheap;

Exaggerating fraud rates and implying all sick and disabled people are “feckless, festering, stock”;

Lying about the levels of disability benefit fraud repeatedly and feeding politicised press releases to the media;

Turning neighbour on neighbour and fostering a climate of hate towards the sick and disabled;

Forcing cancer patients to the jobcentre;

Privatising our health service despite promises that you would protect it;

Rationing access to NHS treatment;

Cutting respite care despite promising you understood and would help;

Suggesting in PIP that a sick or disabled person can “bathe” if they can wash above the waist only;

Re-classifying paraplegics as “fully mobile” if they use their wheelchairs too well;

Blocking improvement in Atos assessments;

Lying about Workfare repeatedly to the press;

Falsifying internet documents to make your workfare lies look like the truth.
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