Tuesday, 13 December 2011

DWP - No Hawkers or Circulars - (Not Even Xmas Cards from Disabled People)

There is no other explanation. The DWP are simply aiming to score as many own goals as they can before Xmas.

Today, a delegation from the Hardest Hit including the RNIB and UK Disabled People's Council attempted to deliver a Xmas Card to the Department for Work and Pensions signed by nearly 24,000 disabled people, their carers, families and friends.

Whoever they tried to hand it to at the DWP (Scrooge?) repeatedly refused to take it!! Suddenly, Downing Street were involved, The Disability Alliance, Lords on Twitter and any other number of influentials went into a spin.

Disabled groups reacted with astonishment and outrage. Maria Miller, who cannot open her mouth without stuttering the claim "We work closely with disabled groups" (Though there is no evidence of this whatsoever, some say she has just been wrongly programmed, and they are ironing out this software glitch.....) wondered for a while if her cover had been blown.

Rest assured though, the DWP say:

 Re  petition – simple misunderstanding. DWP always happy to accept any such petitions. Spoken to Disability Benefits Consortium inviting them back. We work closely with disability organisations and disabled people 


Phew! That's OK then, cos for a second there, we thought they weren't interested in hearing what we have to say. Oh wait.........

11 comments:

  1. Its about time these people realised just who pays thier bloody wages...yes sick/disabled pay tax too...funny that eh...

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  2. I doubt they get many Christmas cards over at DWP HQ so it probably confused them...

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  3. I expect Mark is right. They maybe never had one before, being as no one likes them.

    Iain Duncan Smith and Chris Graying want stringing up.

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  4. That's a real shame. I signed that card too. Particularly poignant for me today. Found out I am not entitled to any ESA whatsoever despite my life being blighted by agoraphobia for the last decade. Today the DWP cured me. Praise be! It's a miracle!

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  5. Coffeecup...get in touch with CAB they helped me through my tribunal. I wish I had got in touch with them to do the appeal but I finally got my ESA back last March...it is a hard slog when we can least face it but please get some backing and I wish you luck with it X

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  7. I'm waiting for the Lie Dems to claim "we are having a restraining influence on the Tories, we succeeded in getting them to only halve welfare for gisabled children".

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  8. Small victory(and if people are moved onto other benefits that are time limited it may not make any difference)but it appears the idea of taking away/charging people for a spare bedroom that is unused and taking £10 off someone's housing benefit has seemingly failed to be passed tonight in Parliament...I am awaiting to hear exactly what happened by listening to Radio 4's nightly look at proceedings in Parliament.

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  9. We could not exist if we did not have this little bit of money.It has been stated that there is very little fraud in D.L.A .So the attacks on us is not needed as we only get a paltry sum against what unmarried mothers. get.The youth of today get everything going but people like us who have worked for 48 years and now need help we don't seem to count for anything.It is disgusting.

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  10. They said: "The neoliberalist concatenation makes the interpretemporary ident a physionferrischon event while seminationationalists infer protoggression per jussitation. MNDDA is engaging with the HRP and QQSW."

    So they didn't really reject it.

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