The Tories are callously redefining what it means to be sick or disabled

The Tories are callously redefining what it means to be sick or disabled

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Britain 2015 under a Conservative government “Being disabled or chronically ill while not being rich enough to survive without government help has now been redefined as a personal failing.

The ideology exhibited here has such faith in individualism and such contempt for the social safety net that it appears to want to redefine disability and illness itself. Talk to campaigners or those being put through the current “fit for work” assessment system, and the feeling is that the Conservatives do not see disabled or chronically ill people put in the work-related category of ESA as being “really disabled”.

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