The study, by Lancaster University’s Dr Chris Grover, observes that the Tory government’s policies are designed to force people into low-paid work by means of a ‘structural violence’ – and observes direct results of government austerity measures and deaths among vulnerable people, including:
- an additional six suicides for every 10,000 work capability assessments done
- increasing number of people Britain dying of malnutrition
- increasing numbers of homeless people dying on the streets or in hostels
The study also states that the government cannot claim any ignorance of the effects of its policies, describing them as ‘known and avoidable’.
The findings are entirely in line with the conclusions of UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston published last month, who added that the government could fix the worst effects of its policies ‘overnight’ and almost without cost – if it wanted to.
Yet again the Tories are accused of murder – but where is the coverage or comment in the mainstream media?
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