No bread for the quick or the dead, but you’re still expected to work

Fear and loathing in Great Britain

27_september_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,213

Sunday 27 September 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

Contrary to popular opinion in what are laughing called the minds of Tories, we are not ‘the common herd’, nor are we ‘stock’, nor are we beasts of burden to be forced into any job vacancy that becomes available regardless of what that job is and whether we are fit and able to do it. Back in 2010 Iain Duncan Smith said it was a “sin” that people failed to take up available jobs.

Very recently Smith told parliament that he wanted to get disabled people in work up to the levels of ‘normal, non-disabled people’, meaning proportionate numbers comparable to the general population. Of course in Smith’s twisted mind all illness and disability is thoroughly abnormal and aberrant and will be improved by work and people made well through hard labour. Only the…

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