The Daily Mirror this morning is claiming that to date ATOS have judged that 158,000 sick people fit for work and the DWP have reversed the decisions (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/atos-wrongly-assessed-thousands-sick-3159343 ).
This is on top of the. Estimated 100,000 that have had their ATOS assessment overturned on appeal.
Apparently Barnet General Hospital A&E has been closed to admissions twice more last week.
Every single one of the 258,000 people affected by an ATOS decision is a human being. They have feelings. They have to make ends meet. Every single one of them has been put through emotional stress by the process. What sort of a government inflicts such trauma on a quarter of a million disabled people?
As to the situation at Barnet General. As the old lottery advert said "It could be you" having a heart attack and being turned away from A&E. When that happens, will you still think that a 1p a week tax cut was really a sensible policy?