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Government sets targets for dodgy assessment scheme, demonstrating how compassionate conservatism works!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/27/disability-benefit-assessors-film?INTCMP=SRCH

“Good thing for us is, even if you made the wrong decision … you never go to the tribunal. So, sort of, you won’t be blamed.”

“I’ve recently had somebody with prostate cancer, but of course that’s not traditionally treated with chemotherapy so I gave him no points. And I couldn’t do anything else…

“”It’s terrible sometimes, people having [problems with] both hips and both knees, but good hands. Terrible. And you know, we talk about modern work adaptations, but we know how it looks from the other side – there’s no jobs for normal people, healthy people. But we have to think this way and sometimes you feel awful because you can’t do anything for people. You can’t feel sorry and give them the money just because you feel sorry for them … you will go on targeted audit,””

 

The comments on the Express website say things much more eloquently than I can

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/335078

 

But it is not like the right wing press to parrot a stereotyped and knee jerk reaction, thank god their own “readers” are trying to correct them.

 

You cannot force people into jobs that don’t exist.  Strikes me as Axiomatic to Social and Economic policy.

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