Ian Duncan Smith is to press ahead with cruel cuts to Employment Support Allowance that will bring it in line with Job Seekers Allowance..
This will apply to sick and disabled people who are in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) who are treated as being capable of some work related activity and of returning to work at some point in the future.
This a clear indication that this Tory government intends to treat people in the WRAG group the same as people claiming Job Seekers Allowance. How long will it be until sick and disabled people in this group are expected to look for work? How long until the DWP start making disabled people and those with serious illnesses go on workforce and have to work for their benefits?
Ian Duncan Smith wants to cut the benefits of the sick and the disabled to get them ready for slashing their benefits entirely and pushing them onto a JSA style regime where they will be told to get a job or starve.
This is persecution of the sick and the disabled pure and simple! This is what Ian Duncan Smith wants and what he stands for.
Ian Duncan Smith is a persecutor of the sick and disabled. He is a despicable man and he must go!