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To: The Department of Work and Pensions and their private companies eg ATOS

Stop The Welfare Reform Death Scandal!

Stop The Welfare Reform Death Scandal!

The flawed Work Capability Assessment is causing 32 unnecessary deaths a week by forcing the long term sick and disabled into work or work-related activity. It is also causing untold misery and fear for the country's most vulnerable. We call for its cessation now and to be replaced by a more holistic and humane system.

Why is this important?

We want justice for all those who've died as a result of harsh Welfare Reforms and who are listed on Calum's List and Peter's List, each with their own heart-breaking story. Human beings who had disabling and life-threatening conditions and had to live their last days or weeks in fear and harassment of having their entitlements withdrawn. Yes, entitlements, because every human being in a civilized society is entitled to financial security and having their needs met.

Calum's list:

Peter's List:

Reasons for signing

  • The Tories should be prosecuted for manslaughter over their killings of disbaled people. I am surprised it is not in Corbyn's manifesto although he has to appeal to the 'mainstream'. For me Jeremy's manifesto is not left-wing enough.
  • Currently experiencing the worst year of my life under the UC benefit (also why has nobody targeted the job centre staff for happily pedaling this vicious benefit)
  • I'm well aware of how this is driving people to despair.


2014-01-04 18:09:42 +0000

5,000 signatures reached