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Killer Government cover-up.

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Killer Government cover-up.

Hi All
Just Seen this:
[quote="The Independent"]
Benefit cuts are already being blamed for the deaths of many vulnerable people, but there could be 60 more that we never hear about
The Government are still weighing up whether their reviews into benefits-related deaths are in the "public interest"
Nothing quite says ‘Merry Christmas!’ like accusations of a government cover-up over a series of benefit claimants' deaths.
But that’s exactly the festive message that disability rights groups say the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is sending out to the poor and disabled this week, with the news that they are still considering whether or not they will publish their reviews into 60 benefit-related deaths.
The response came following a Freedom of Information request from the Disability News Service in which the DWP admitted to carrying out 60 peer reviews into deaths of customers since February 2012. In response to another FOI request to publish the conclusions of those reviews, the DWP said it required a further month under a section of the Freedom of Information Act to determine whether the information was “in the public interest”.

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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

"To determine if publication is in the public interest"

The statement should be amended to read,  " To determine if publication will cause problems or embarrassment for the government "

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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

they will decide its not ! in public interest,, and thats the last you hear about it  
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

Don't worry, Labour will most likely be in power after May's election & all the countries problems will be sorted  Roll eyes
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

Quite likely they will form the biggest majority when you add the SNP.
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

Quote from: PowerLee
Don't worry, Labour will most likely be in power after May's election & all the countries problems will be sorted  Roll eyes

Whatever you are smoking, I'd like some too please.  Anyone who thinks another dose of labour is the solution simply does not understand that they are actually the problem!
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

@Townman I thought he was being ironic  Roll eyes or I bl**dy well hope so  Grin
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

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@Townman I thought he was being ironic  Roll eyes or I bl**dy well hope so  Grin

+1
Interesting how some of our more conservative members don't like to defend whats happening or make any comment on it.. almost like they're happy to see the poor being kicked in the teeth  Roll eyes
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

@7up,
I don't think that is the case, because people do not comment does not mean they agree with what  is being claimed is happening, which you can only know if you have the full facts.
I Suspect forum members do not comment because topics like this can easily get out of hand and posts end up deleted with the thread locked.
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

Or a forum Bann  Shocked
just for stating the present Gov are ANTI working people , & do anything to help the rich
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just for stating the present Gov are ANTI working people

Thats just it, they're not! This is a service country and the government are all about being served by the minions below them Wink
What they are ANTI however is the sick, poor and viulnerable.
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

Children complain about the restrictions placed on them by their parents until they grow up, have children of their own and realise the wisdom of those restrictions.
Just saying...
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

I have a feeling this revelation of the deaths caused by benefits being stopped for some was brought on by this earlier in the year:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-28864294
A needless death due to the rather intolerant rules brought in by the present government... Sad
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

Why keep mentioning the insulin? It was not a factor in his death.
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Re: Killer Government cover-up.

Just a question ex soldier - military pension?
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