• Petitioned The Government, tabloid media (the Daily Express)

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The Daily Express
The Government, tabloid media (the Daily Express)
The Daily Express
Macer Hall

The Government, tabloid media (the Daily Express): Stop persecuting the unemployed and those too ill to work as "scroungers"

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      The Recusant

Because not only is such rhetoric morally unacceptable in a decent and compassionate democracy, it is also based on untruths, and is directly impacting the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable in society not only in material terms but also now in terms of their very safety in public (increasing incidents of abuse against the disabled etc.) and longevity (scores of sick and disabled claimants unjustly stigmatised for their disadvantages and forced to attend Atos WCAs have taken their own lives, in part, because this Government and the red-top right-wing tabloids - specifically the Daily Express - have been making their lives unbearable. To kick people when they are down, especially those who have mental or physical illnesses through no fault of their own is not an acceptable norm for what is supposed to be a civilised democracy: it is more the kind of stigmatising 'mob' mentality one would expect in a fascist state.

To:
The Government, tabloid media (the Daily Express), The Daily Express
Macer Hall, The Daily Express
Stop persecuting the unemployed and those too ill to work as "scroungers"

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Tina Worrall LANCASHIRE BB4, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      because it is inhumaine protacol and the goverment should be held accountable for this crime to humantiy!

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    • Troy Falls WAKEFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Most unemployed have a disability or a mental illness. The government knows but does not care. All that matters is whether you are a burden on the state. The Nazi solution to long-term unemployment was conscription and war. The Nazi solution to disability and mental illness was euthanasia. Current government policies are only the beginning. Organise now if we want to stay alive.

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    • Sarah Campbell LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      'A dog starv'd at his master's gate predicts the ruin of the State' - how much more so a human?

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    • Barbara Dinham LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      It is a mark of a civilised society to protect and support its vulnerable members. Those suffering physical or mental illnessness remain important contributors to our society.

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    • Suzanne Smalley BURY ST EDMUNDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      The government know that their use of language is important. What they say is reported constantly. They should be ashamed.

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