More ‘sick’ propaganda via BBC hereby corrected….

Vox Political

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We should all be grateful to Nick from iLegal for his work debunking the factually-inaccurate DWP press release, reported widely in the BBC and other press outlets yesterday (Saturday). Vox Political led the backlash against it.

Nick goes into the figures and digs out the facts that the BBC (and the others) haven’t told you. He writes:

“For some extraordinary reason the DWP and media have an almost obsession with ‘new claims’ for the dreaded Employment & Support Allowance.  On nearly every statistical release the accent is principally on new claims and it’s not hard to understand why; they invariably provide the public with more sensationalist headlines over ‘millions being found fit for work or ‘closing their claims without an assessment’ (by the awful Atos ‘Healthcare’ who conduct the controversial examinations under £100 million contracts with the DWP).

“In excess of 2.3 million claimants incapacity benefit claimants being tested…

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Jobcentre Worker: ‘We Are Not There To Help Or Advise’

Same Difference

I think this should go viral.

Kirsty Mum
Please check out this comment posted to this article in The Guardian … it says it all

ID8923117
19 January 2014 9:42am

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As a Jobcentre worker who took early retirement last year to get away from the pressures & stress I can confirm what many contributors are saying. Since the change of government in 2010 there was a total shift in emphasis in what we are there for. It is now to “police” the benefit system, “protect the public purse” & deter people from claiming anything. We are NOT there to help or advise people anymore.
We had a mystery shopper process where we would be rung up & visited several times a year & mystery shoppers would ask questions about claiming, ask for leaflets etc. This was fed back to offices & used to improve the service. The new…

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