This is a beautifully-written, moving and heartbreakingly bleak post. Please read it for a better understanding of the daily reality faced by increasing numbers of our most vulnerable citizens, including the disabled.
It must be so easy to despair, but I hope the lady who wrote this post – who could be my neighbour for all I know – will take some kind of strength from knowing the we’re not all fooled by the government’s despicable tactics and propaganda.
With every day, with every new thing I find out, it becomes ever clearer that if we want to salvage our humanity as a society, we *must* get rid of this pathetic excuse for a government – and show solidarity with its victims in any way we can.
A few days ago, I found myself involved in a twitter conversation about desperation. My impression of my fellow conversationalists is that they were mainly salariats (people receiving salaries) for whom, I imagine (because I don’t know), the austerity policies of the UK’s Coalition government have had some impact but have yet to undermine their foundations of existence. Participating as a precariat, my response was markedly different.
In less than three months time, I will be encountering the precariousness of my existence when the DWP requires me to, once again, attend a WCA (Work Capability Assessment) with Atos to see if I am ‘fit for work’ after the 6-month reprieve my GP won for me last March. These so-called fitness tests have already been found unfit for purpose, yet they continue regardless because, as far as I can see, the plutocrats who run my country have…
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