WARNING: This post contains swearing.
Hey, remember how Lib Dem MPs and peers voted to cut benefits for those sick and disabled that the DWP deemend to be potentially capable of work at some point in the future? Well (hat tip to Tia Junior) here's a nice illustration of how the system that decides capability for work actually works itself:
"When assessing mobility within a WCA, Atos interviewers are allowed to recommend the use of a wheelchair to improve mobility (if they think it will do this) for someone who does not normally use one. They can do this without any specific discussion with the claimant or their GP. They are not however allowed to recommend treatment – make sense of this if you can, but as unbelievable as it is, it is true. Decision Makers are allowed to do the same thing, without specifically declaring it to claimants – all the claimant is told is that for mobility, they have score (say) zero points."
And this is after this section of the WCA (Work Capability Assessment) has been reviewed and supposedly "fixed". And from the start of next month sick and disabled people will start having their benefits cut off on the basis of how capable to work this assessment deems them to be.
I am really fucking pissed off right now. Let's have a great big round of applause for Lib Dem MPs for making such a courageous decision to support this despite the WRB being such an obviously massive crock of shit.
P.S. Here's the source behind what I'm saying.