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  • Petitioned Work & Pensions Committee

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Work & Pensions Committee

Hold IDS to account for his use of statistics

    1. Jayne Linney
    2. Petition by

      Jayne Linney

      Leicester, United Kingdom

We are both disabled as well as being disability activists. We have experienced pain and suffering ourselves and seen it in our friends, families and colleagues. It is one thing to live with the physical challenges of a disability. It is quite another to hear lies and misinformation every day from our own government.

We have watched sick and disabled friends fall foul of the Employment and Support Allowance process and seen people who are genuinely sick and disabled being left with next to nothing to live on. Some are living in fear of the Personal Independence Payments assessments to come. In this climate, which is confusing and intimidating for some of the most vulnerable in our society, those in power should be operating to the highest standards of integrity and accuracy. Recent reports suggest that the Work and Pensions Secretary may have misrepresented Government statistics to make a political point.

http://www.standard.co.uk/panewsfeeds/ids-misrepresenting-statistics-8571591.html

We are concerned that this is just the tip of the iceberg. We believe that Iain Duncan Smith has built a wall of misinformation to discredit all claimants of DLA when the fraud rate of DLA is a tiny 0.5%.

Last month nearly 500,000 people signed Dom Aversano’s petition calling on IDS to live on £53 per week. That was an incredible movement of people trying to hold a politician to account for his words. Please sign this petition, and we might actually see that happen.

Jayne Linney, Debbie Sayers

To:
Work & Pensions Committee
Hold IDS to account for his use of statistics

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 200 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Paul Rutherford COVENTRY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      See my petition of the lost paperwork between ATOS & DWP

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    • Gary Palmer HARTLEPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      I suffer severely from rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease. What money I do receive via DLA helps me function on a day to day basis and without it I'll become housebound.

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    • Godfatha A LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      I am a long term disable person on indefinite DLA, with the move to PIP the government have made it impossible to pass the test set out to qualify for PIP. If I loose my indefinite DLA, my life won't worth living any more and I WILL COMMIT SUICIDE. Please tell IDS and the prime minister to Alt this barbaric thing called PIP.

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    • David Callahan LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Fed up with the disingenuousness of IDS and the government's insupportable claims.

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    • Jean Nash PONTEFRACT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Included in the people he smears!!

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