Welfare attack is a disgrace

I REFER to the letter from Ray Davies, September 2, concerning the fate of the victims of Atos.

The system of corrupt and depraved indifference that the current regime would have you believe to be impartial and objective forms of assessment and appeal is entirely structured to ensure, without regard to circumstance, the denial of benefit. This will have acutely adverse consequences for the Welsh nation due to the high percentage of our population economically dependent upon these benefits. The ludicrous assertions presented in spurious justification of this attack upon the welfare, if not the actual survival of the most vulnerable and powerless, are an affront to intelligence. This particularly repugnant set of destructive measures and the equally repulsive collection of mortifying mediocrities supporting it serves to provide yet more evidence of our nation’s need for increased self-determination and, ultimately, autonomy. In the final analysis, the conclusive proof is to be found in the self-evident need for us to be protected from those purporting to be the representative governance of our nation.

H Roland ap Watcyn, Commercial Street, Griffithstown, Pontypool

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4:27pm Wed 12 Sep 12

Mervyn James says...

Cameron, Clegg, I D SMith, ATOS, Sun Newspaper, DWP, Daily Mail, the BBC, and 83% of other media actively contribute to systematic assaults on the integrity and hate messaging at disabled people, they halted only to reap the financial benefits and column inches the Paralympics provided them with. Now it is back to bash the disabled, bash the sick, vulnerable, unemployed and the elderly again. We can thank Europe's human rights Law for enabling all of that. It hasn't a hope of working properly.
Cameron, Clegg, I D SMith, ATOS, Sun Newspaper, DWP, Daily Mail, the BBC, and 83% of other media actively contribute to systematic assaults on the integrity and hate messaging at disabled people, they halted only to reap the financial benefits and column inches the Paralympics provided them with. Now it is back to bash the disabled, bash the sick, vulnerable, unemployed and the elderly again. We can thank Europe's human rights Law for enabling all of that. It hasn't a hope of working properly. Mervyn James
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4:28pm Wed 12 Sep 12

Mervyn James says...

Cameron, Clegg, I D SMith, ATOS, Sun Newspaper, DWP, Daily Mail, the BBC, and 83% of other media actively contribute to systematic assaults on the integrity and hate messaging at disabled people, they halted only to reap the financial benefits and column inches the Paralympics provided them with. Now it is back to bash the disabled, bash the sick, vulnerable, unemployed and the elderly again. We can thank Europe's human rights Law for enabling all of that. It hasn't a hope of working properly.
Cameron, Clegg, I D SMith, ATOS, Sun Newspaper, DWP, Daily Mail, the BBC, and 83% of other media actively contribute to systematic assaults on the integrity and hate messaging at disabled people, they halted only to reap the financial benefits and column inches the Paralympics provided them with. Now it is back to bash the disabled, bash the sick, vulnerable, unemployed and the elderly again. We can thank Europe's human rights Law for enabling all of that. It hasn't a hope of working properly. Mervyn James
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9:28pm Sat 15 Sep 12

chris227 says...

cannot understand why everyone is so bothered about a ATOS assessment IF they are as sick as they make out they should have no problems!!!
cannot understand why everyone is so bothered about a ATOS assessment IF they are as sick as they make out they should have no problems!!! chris227
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6:08pm Sun 16 Sep 12

Mervyn James says...

It is HOW they are defining someone as sick. So far terminally ill cancer patients have been declared fit to work, bed-ridden and single limb amputees also deemed fit for work because the criteria say you have to lose TWO limbs to be disabled. There is also the state/Employer thing, 83% directly discriminate against long-term unemployed, and anyone with a disability, no one will offer them work, an £200m scheme saw only 36 gain any employment, which seems a sheer waste of money, as well as endorsing the reality employers DO NOT WANT long-term ill or disabled at ANY Price. If they declare everyone fit, 83% will still never be offered work. Theoretically unless you are are limbless and totally bed-ridden you can do 'something', but, will anyone offer you a job doing it ? and ATOS has already deemed terminal ill people capable of work, as well as Cameron endorsing 1 MILLION migrants here to work for peanuts. in Wales they took up 67% of all available jobs.
It is HOW they are defining someone as sick. So far terminally ill cancer patients have been declared fit to work, bed-ridden and single limb amputees also deemed fit for work because the criteria say you have to lose TWO limbs to be disabled. There is also the state/Employer thing, 83% directly discriminate against long-term unemployed, and anyone with a disability, no one will offer them work, an £200m scheme saw only 36 gain any employment, which seems a sheer waste of money, as well as endorsing the reality employers DO NOT WANT long-term ill or disabled at ANY Price. If they declare everyone fit, 83% will still never be offered work. Theoretically unless you are are limbless and totally bed-ridden you can do 'something', but, will anyone offer you a job doing it ? and ATOS has already deemed terminal ill people capable of work, as well as Cameron endorsing 1 MILLION migrants here to work for peanuts. in Wales they took up 67% of all available jobs. Mervyn James
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9:15pm Mon 17 Sep 12

chris227 says...

well the welsh do love their labour. besides they will not have all their benefits stopped just put on job seekers
well the welsh do love their labour. besides they will not have all their benefits stopped just put on job seekers chris227
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