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    Quote Originally Posted by David69 View Post
    Unfortunately, I won't be one of the million. I already have a full time job trying to stay alive, given the option, I prefer the job I have to any other trumped up alternative.
    I'll just throw in the towel. I'm just too weary of fighting with the system. I'm starting to wish there will be a euthanasia option.

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    " I'm starting to wish there will be a euthanasia option."
    Be careful, they may be working on that one already as they dont know when to stop.
    Yet more "moving the goalposts" to suit their own agenda.
    A most evil regime.
    Get the vile Tories OUT

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    Liebour and limp dhimi's will do any better? they are all a coalition and the British people are second class citizens to them

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    All the political parties will shaft you, Labour were no different to the Conservatives when in government. I would have like to gone back to work following my accident nearly 13 years ago, I suffered a severe brain injury which has left me with both physical and mental disabilities.

    The jobcentre even tried to employ the services of a outside specialists, but even they came up against many obstacles, after 2 years even they gave up. In reality I was living in a dream world, was I capable of returning to work, No.

    I believe in theory these new proposal may benefit some disabled people who are capable of returning to work (I wish I could) but until you change attitudes nothing will change. Truthfully how many people look down on you or talk to you as though you are not there ?

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    I just wonder what the "Access To Work" cost will be?

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    Two things really.

    Anyone remember George Osborne's first budget speech from 2010? The change from DLA to PIP was brought in because they believed it was impossible that so many people had such significant disabilies! 2.9 million people were claiming DLA in 2010 3 times more than when it was brought in 18 years earlier........ Blah blah blah. That's why disabilies were "redefined" people are no longer "disabled" they just need "independence" the truth was it was just about cutting the welfare bill.

    Also, just exactly where are these fantasy one million jobs coming from? Oh and by the way "suitable" jobs for disabled people? There's already a campaign to get people post retirement age back into the workplace. Is the real motivation for this gonna be connected to who and who doesn't qualify for minimum wage? And therefore ultimately cutting the wages bills of big business?

    Who says "Turkeys don't vote for Christmas"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobcarerT View Post
    Correction, everyone who is capable of working, in which working will not cause their conditions to deteriorate should atleast try to work. Ofcourse, employers are traditionally largely to blame, if you can employ someone with a lower risk and potentially higher productivity, then that’s money better spent, that is where the problem lies
    Hi

    Also though is the benefits system which does nothing to help people into work in any case I know from experience when I was working 7 years ago after bills etc and my 450 mile a week (yes you heard right) there was barely a £100 a month in it for me hardly worth doing!!! Plus I then had tax credits too which left me in a right financial mess. I was glad in a way of them not extending my probabtionary period (recession just started then in 2010) as I dread to think what financial state I would be in now. Furthermore government have cut all the tax credits etc so I need a £25k + salary job to get anywhere now. Might sound harsh but thats the realities of the system for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shorty View Post
    Hi

    Also though is the benefits system which does nothing to help people into work in any case I know from experience when I was working 7 years ago after bills etc and my 450 mile a week (yes you heard right) there was barely a £100 a month in it for me hardly worth doing!!! Plus I then had tax credits too which left me in a right financial mess. I was glad in a way of them not extending my probabtionary period (recession just started then in 2010) as I dread to think what financial state I would be in now. Furthermore government have cut all the tax credits etc so I need a £25k + salary job to get anywhere now. Might sound harsh but thats the realities of the system for me.
    Are you taking the p?

    You learn to manage on whatever the Government tells you you need to live off!

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    If there's no jobs for a million able bodied where the hell are all the jobs going to come from for disabled people is what I'd like to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbiejane View Post
    If there's no jobs for a million able bodied where the hell are all the jobs going to come from for disabled people is what I'd like to know.
    Have to say this is what I'm thinking, so many jobs totally unsuited for a physically disabled person, construction, carpet laying, window cleaning, waiting staff, delivery driver, need I go on.

    They don't even seem to be taking into consideration the gig economy or the under employment or serial unemployment that we have in this country, just how can that be beneficial to someone with a disability or chronic illness.

    Three more years of benefit freeze, continued support of universal credit (a system they know is riddled with problems from trials) continued reliance on food banks.

    They obviously think we're all plebs distracted with the forthcoming wedding of a successesful actress and her unemployed ex soldier boyfriend who currently does volunteer charity work.

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