Posts Tagged ‘Disability’

How many hundreds has Atos Healthcare killed so far?

by Michael Meacher.

Last Thursday I used an Adjournment debate I had won in the Common ballot to raise the tragedy of one of my constituents, Colin Traynor. He was diagnosed with grand mal epilepsy at the age of 14 months. At the age of 25 in 2008, striving to be independent, he was interviewed at Oldham Jobcentre to […]

The labour market scam gets under way

by Michael Meacher.

As the first pilot schemes for getting claimants off Incapacity Benefit and into work have judged that 70% were fit for work, the real attitude of the Tories towards unemployment is becoming painfully clear.   Their Work First model of active labour market policy is defined by increasingly punitive approaches to conditionality and compulsion, the […]

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