|In his latest announcement about “helping” 1 million disabled people move into work, which is a repeat of what he said in 2010 but miserably failed to achieve by putting over 4 million disabled people through the treadmill of repeat assessments, one paragraph is worth highlighting:
It is not very different from what DWP’s annual report says:
Let’s look at that claim a little more closely. On page 20, under the heading “Reducing long-term unemployment”:
I don’t know what your definition of ‘sustained work’ or ‘lasting employment’ is, but mine is not a 3 or 6 month spell of work.
And look who repeats the lie: Priti Patel, Minister for Employment
If the Work Programme was so successful, Duncan Smith would not have to massage the figures, or the figures about disabled people on disability benefit supposedly fit for work or every single figure DWP has been producing. The rot starts at the top and he has to go.
by Anita Bellows