Yesterday we saw Liam Byrne misunderstand the point of Benefits & ignore sick & disabled people in Labour’s plans for Benefits, and I thought that was bad enough, https://jaynelinney.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/social-security-fair-or-based-on-need/
But today Sky news has the loathsome Iain Duncan Smith saying “We’ve seen a rise in the run-up to PIP. And you know why? They know PIP has a health check. They want to get in early, get ahead of it. It’s a case of ‘get your claim in early'”. If there was ever a statement that demonstrated just how this right wing this Government is, for me this is it.
Implicit in this quote is that people are clamouring to claim a benefit which they don’t deserve, and more importantly WON’T be awarded under PiP.
So despite Esther McVey’s frequent ‘promises’ that “This will ensure the billions we spend give more targeted support to those who need it most“; her Lord & Master proves her false,