ESA SOS Please Act Now

 “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

It is true that change can be brought about by the actions of a small group of people. So today if you live here in the UK or are a citizen of the UK I am going to ask you to help with a campaign which will involve as great a number of concerned citizens as possible. The action concerns yet another welfare reform, Employment and Support allowance (ESA), that replaced Incapacity benefit, and the unfair work Capability Assessment (WCA).

If you wish to go directly to take action please scroll down to the heading:
Enough is enough we must act now!

Otherwise please continue reading for some background information

The Tories have always  been opposed to decent levels of pay for working people, state education, universal healthcare and benefits, including pensions. However this present government including their partners in crime the LibDems have excelled in this perverted right wing mentality. In the last two years they have done their utmost to set the clock back decades. I believe in time they will destroy our welfare system entirely along with the NHS and free medical care. They have used the excuse of global recession to justify this vicious attack on everything that once marked us as a civilised nation. The warped mentality behind such endeavours is beyond the comprehension of most people with any kind of basic ethical code of common decency.

If you are uncertain about what is happening to people here in the UK who through no fault of their own are unfortunate enough to be disabled or suffer with long term illness please carefully read the following:

This is what ESA/WCA means for sick and disabled people

As a result of benefit reforms thousands of seriously ill people have been found fit to work and have had their benefits cut off. In one sad case in East Grinstead Sussex a terminally ill man who needed treatment for kidney failure 5 days a week starved to death after having his benefits stopped after being told he was fit to work.

“The man aged 63 was found dead after ATOS submitted their report to the DWP stating that the 63 year old was fit and able to carry out manual work in which ATOS made recommendations that his benefits should be stopped in November 2012.”

Read more of this shocking tragedy, one of many examples of the devastating effects of the government’s draconian welfare reforms.

East Grinstead Man 63 Dies of Kidney Failure and Starvation after being cut off benefits and declared “Fit For Work”

Enough is enough we must act now!

Solidarity is the key to thwarting the coalition’s onslaught of so called austerity measures not only on benefit precipitants but on the vast majority of citizens except the rich.

Please start by reading the information below from the Blog The Diary of a Benefit Scrounger and by clicking the links that follow. Please take part in this action even if you are not sick, disabled or a carer.

“In a few weeks, I’m going to arrange for some very significant stories to break in the very mainstream press about ESA.

I’ve been collecting them for about 6 months and if there’s any justice left at all, they will kill ESA once and for all.

They will totally change your perception of ESA and WCAs

We need a Spartacus 2 and as you all know, I’ve been sick as a dog.

Today is stage one. If you’re in, please leave your Name and user name on twitter or Facebook (Feel free to only provide the latter if you like to keep your anonymity a little) and Constituency

You don’t have to be claiming ESA or even sick or disabled or a carer. This is a mutual shame, a shared disgrace. We must ALL show politicians of all parties, the public are NOT OK with this. 

There will be a task most days, so please keep watching my blog. 

Today, I would like something very specific. What is the worst thing, for you about ESA/WCAs? I need you to simply leave a one line answer if possible, ie “1 Year Time Limit – It totally undermines any contributory principle”

The most popular of these “subjects” will make up every short section of the new report.”

Read more and take the suggested action by clicking the following link:

(Note Please post all comments to the above blog)

Don’t miss subsequent actions which may be found on the same blog by clicking the links below:

For more information concerning forth coming actions please continue to visit Dairy of a Benefit Scrounger

“ESA is the most terrible failure of any developed nation for a very long time. The reasons are numerous and utterly undeniable. The government has failed to implement Harrington with any commitment and is actively increasing the rate at which vulnerable people face a failing and unfair test. We have engaged with a democratic process that has failed us at every stage. We have no choice left but to stop this ourselves. Over 100,000 people now face some kind of ESA assessment every MONTH. We can’t afford to wait.”


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