Thursday, March 12, 2015

Crime watch

Essential reading.
The coroner said that when David Clapson died he had no food in his stomach. Clapson’s benefits had been stopped as a result of missing one meeting at the jobcentre. He was diabetic, and without the £71.70 a week from his jobseeker’s allowance he couldn’t afford to eat or put credit on his electricity card to keep the fridge where he kept his insulin working. Three weeks later Clapson died from diabetic ketoacidosis, caused by a severe lack of insulin. A pile of CVs was found next to his body.
"Ending the something for nothing culture", eh? I would prefer "ending the crass policy making based on a stupid sound bite conceived in complete ignorance of the lives of the poor culture."

Fat chance.

3 comments:

lostmysocks said...

Jesus christ! That is horrific.

Keith said...

Murder by the state would be a shorter and accurate description.

Allan Ronald said...

"And dying all around us every day". Not much change since Dickens wrote that about the death of Jo, the crossing sweeper, in 'Bleak House.' Which is an appalling indictment.