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They are intending court action in August. Please anyone who has friends or relatives who have died after being declared fit for work contact Calum's list and add their details, the government must pay for this atrocity.

#UKwelfareReform  

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"the Committee is seriously concerned about the disproportionate adverse impact that austerity measures, introduced since 2010, are having on […] disadvantaged and marginalized individuals and groups. The Committee is concerned that the State party has not undertaken a comprehensive assessment of the cumulative impact of such measures […] in a way that is recognized by civil society and national independent monitoring mechanisms.

"...it says, without hesitation, that the government needs to reverse all benefit cuts that were introduced in both the 2012 and 2016 acts. It also stipulates that it expects the government to provide “disaggregated data” on the impact of the welfare reforms, specifically in marginalised groups.

"Sadly, there is an inherent flaw with everything that the UN has stipulated – none of it is legally binding."

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The comparison is the important bit IMO:

"91,740 [deaths]... represents an increase to an average of 99 deaths per day or 692 per week, between the start of December 2011 and the end of February 2014 – compared with 32 deaths per day/222 per week between January and November 2011."
'The Department for Work and Pensions has admitted defeat in its attempt to hide the number of people who have died while claiming incapacity benefits since November 2011 – and has announced that the number who died between January that year and February 2014 is a shocking 91,740.'

'The DWP has strenuously asserted that “any causal effect between benefits and mortality cannot be assumed from these statistics”.'

No, simply because correlation doesn't imply causation.

'... the work-related activity group is composed entirely of people who are expected to recover from their illnesses and be well enough to return to work within a year. In that group, there should be no deaths at all – barring accidents. Why have nearly 10,000 people lost their lives after being assigned there?'

This is the bit that leaves me with the sick feeling that a large number of people were, or at least felt, hounded to death. Because, if they weren't, then they shouldn't have been found fit to work.

Iain Duncan-Smith has a lot to answer for.

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And note the link in the article to the new WOW petition. And Jeremy Corbyn supports it.

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