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[-] [email protected] 27 points 1 week ago

Oh yes, not getting medicine will help them get a job. Insanity.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 week ago

Yup, am sure that forcing people into physical distress will make them soooo much more attractive to employers, that bosses will just conjure jobs out of thin air & Tory greed.

Rancid fuckstains.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 week ago

The cruelty is the point.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

This is the best summary I could come up with:

Senior Tories have condemned plans to strip the right to free prescriptions from benefits claimants who don’t look for work, warning that the government risks descending into the politics of “hate”.

The furious reaction erupted after the government announced a new crackdown that will see those who “coast” on benefits and refuse to take a job lose access to free prescriptions and dental treatment among other things.

Former health secretary Stephen Dorrell said that all governments face the difficult question of who should receive benefits, “but making a virtue of withdrawing healthcare support from people who by implication need it is deliberately unpleasant”.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if there isn't some clause in one of the human rights pieces [of legislation] that could be used to at least make this arguable in front of a court,” he said.

Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting said there were already sanctions for those “taking the mick”, but he added: “I don’t see how limiting people’s access to healthcare is going to be effective or ethical.”

The plans will not affect anyone with a long-term health condition or disability, or anyone who has children, sources at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

No matter which government role Jeremy Hunt is assigned, it always ends up with him making healthcare worse.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 1 week ago

If this was in a book or movie people would consider this character to be implausible, and a childish caricature of evil. But the Brits actually put these kind of people into power . ..

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