Tory council tried to ‘auction off’ disabled man online to private care companies

This is far too close to a Monty Python sketch for any kind of comfort. It’s the one where John Cleese plays a merchant banker, and one of the other Pythons plays a charity worker collecting money for orphans. It has the classic line from Cleese as he greets the man with the collecting tin. He reaches across his desk to shake his hand, all the while looking away from him, and says, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t remember my name at present, but I’m a merchant banker.’ Cleese’s character then completely fails to understand the basic concept of charity, and seems to think that the other character is somehow selling shares in the orphans. At one point Cleese asks ‘And how much will I get back if I invest in these orphans?’ It’s almost the same as the Tory-run council inviting tenders from private companies to look after Emma Knight’s brother here.

Slavery also comes to mind, with the Tories acting as salesmen for people bidding to own Mr Knight. So, the disabled now aren’t people who need proper care and attention from qualified medical professionals. They’re a business opportunity.

You watch them. Next year they will be trying to privatise kids in care homes.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the Tories!)

Emma Knight found her local Tory-run council was inviting companies to bid online to look after her 45-year-old brother James after the residential care home he was in was closed because the council claimed it was too expensive.

After making him homeless, Devon County Council then listed James – who suffered brain damage at birth – on a website available to all care companies across the county to invite them to make bids to accommodate him:

Disabled man ‘put up for auction’ on care website

Auctioning off disabled people is not a warning sign of things to come.

It’s a sign of the sorry state we’ve already allowed our once great nation to become.

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