Let’s be clear – Tory and Lib Dem MPs have decided terminally ill patients should work or starve

I’ve reblogged pieces before with the comment that, just as you thought the Coalition had finally reached the very lowest they could possibly, they manage to go even further. This piece by Tom Pride reports how the Coalition is forcing the terminally ill to look for work right up until the very end. He includes a heart-rending case from one of the food banks of such a lady, who, with a disabled friend, had not eaten for three days due to being sanctioned. This is the real face of the Coalition, and it should make decent people sick.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s ConDemNation today)

Back in 2011, Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs joined together to reject an amendment which would have exempted terminally ill cancer patients from benefit cuts.

They decided that if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness such as cancer – but have been given more than 6 months to live – you will have to work or starve.

Here’s a previous blogpost about that:

The government has finally done something so outrageous even I can’t be bothered to satirise it

This decision by coalition MPs was so outrageous that after intense lobbying, there were some concessions made by the government.

However, in a bizarre piece of upside-down DWP logic, it now seems that if you have less than 6 months to live – you will be refused benefits.

This is from the Chester and Ellesmere Port Foodbank blog:

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