On Benefits Documentaries

It strikes me that if you are going to do a documentary about benefits: and not a Tory party sponsored propaganda piece you might mention the following.

:- the official stats that demonstrate the thousands of people have died within weeks of being declared fit-for-work by ATOS
:- the DWP is now trying to avoid collecting these figures as they show they are in the wrong
:- that the ESA WCA process assumes a physiotherapist is better qualified to make a judgement on mental health conditions than a GP with seven years training.
:- the same ATOS-WCA process has been declared illegal for mental health conditions, but is still being applied.
:- Both IDS and Shapps have been slapped down by the official UK stats body for lying about benefits.
:- in the last fortnight 165,000 people earning over £50,000 a year are now potentially fraudulently claiming Child Benefit.
:- That IDS has openly admitted to benefit fraud in the early eighties
:- former employment minister Grayling got taxpayers to buy him a £100K flat because travelling from Westminster to Epsom (about 7.50 on the tube) was too much for him
:- Osborne has fraudulently used taxpayers money to make money on essential housing costs of a paddock
:- the red cross have started a food bank initiative for the first time since the war, Gove a private school educated ex-Times journalist says this is because of bad choices.  Not mentioning the £7K he illegally claimed from taxpayers to buy furniture from Cameron’s (his boss) mother in law.
:- that ATOS a French IT company have been censured by the DWP for poor performance.
:-the DWP has wasted between £30-161 million on yet another failed IT system
:- IDS believes it is acceptable for people to be forced to take a zero hours contract, therefore simultaneously saying they don’t get paid or get benefits.
:- A4E are being prosecuted for fraudulently claiming they found people jobs, when all they did was sign up people with job offers
:- David Laws paid his lover over £40K in rent from taxpayers funds, stepped down and then when the fuss died down got a promotion
:- millionaire Cameron has claimed the non means tested DLA for two relatives
:- that the Daily Express thought it was okay to quote Nazi prison camp slogans about the value of work on articles about unemployment.

Of course if you want your prejudices tickled whilst we are taken back to Victorian labour conditions then do so.   But remember a channel 5 documentary is acting as an arm of the Daily Express.  Who act as the propaganda arm of an unelected government.  The same government who are spinning a narrative that includes cutting armed forces, police, fire, health, education, well everything yet still printing £375 billion and handing it over to the banks that caused the crisis through often through fraud and certainly through bad practice.

  1. Justin Thyme
    October 15, 2013 at 11:37 am

    What’s the programme called – “A Good Deal for the Wealthy”?

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