Vox Political: Mentally Ill Three Times More likely to be Sanctioned

This is another piece from Vox Political, which shows how the disabled are being unfairly affected by IDS wretched benefit sanctions. According to a report from the mental health charity, MIND, people with mental health problems are three times more likely than the mentally healthy to be sanctioned. Mike’s article is at: http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2015/10/31/now-we-have-proof-the-dwp-has-harmed-the-mentally-ill-is-iain-duncan-smith-proud/. It also links to a comment on the ‘Voices’ section of the Independent.

Not that this will concern the Tories. They’ve already dropped the legal requirement that the impact of legislation should be the same across society generally. They certainly aren’t going to admit it, as they’re claiming that a cumulative impact assessment would be too difficult and costly.

Despite the fact that others are able to do it, or, like Mind, assess how unfair it is.

They government knows all this, of course. They just don’t want to admit it.

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