I contacted my MP Tim Farron about the ATOS assessment for incapacity benefit and the fiasco surrounding it. He is on our side and fully condemns the mess they have made. What started out as a way to stop ineligible people claiming incapacity benefit, became a mandate to send every sick and suffering person back to work regardless of their condition.
David Cameron is a typical tory (look after the rich), Labour are worse than useless (lets borrow more) and Liberals do not have enough clout.
While the benefit system needs overhauling I am sure a fair minded government could work a system which cares for the sick and elderly. They have systematically wasted our contributions and now we all suffer.
I did not join this site to rant, but this makes my blood boil. I helped David Cameron build his beloved infrastructure in weather and conditions you wouldn't turn a dog out in. I paid tax and national insurance. Now in my hour of need I am treated dispicably along with many other genuine incapacitated people.
Towards the end of my working life I stepped down a notch or two to stay in work. I took a massive cut in wages and did some care work. I was proud to see where my taxes were going and thought I was giving a bit back. I now see people on TV with placards in wheelchairs asking for their rights and dignity. I feel ashamed. How can they do this to these people.
We need a high speed rail link (HS2) like we need a hole in the head. It is an exercise in political vanity which will cost billions. It will of course benefit the rich and powerful, but not most of the ordinary population. And how come at the drop of a hat we always have money for war mongering.
Dear old Mr Cameron was straining at the leash to bomb Syria. While I feel sorry for the poor people of Syria (and I really mean that) there are so many countries being abused by tyranical dictators, it is impossible to solve all their problems. If you look at Egypt it has gone from bad to worse. Still he wants to stick his nose in the trough though.
Solve our domestic problems first, stop having wars and building monuments to stupidity.
If I had one wish it would be for a sensible government. They get dafter at every change.
If I had two wishes it would be a cure for all ills, then we could all work happily. I doubt I will ever live to see either.
If I had 3 wishes the third would be a spell check on here. I am a poor speller.
I apologise for all this and knowing how upset you will be feeling, I sincerely hope you get justice. Contact Age Concern as well as Parkinsons UK if you need further back up. I found them very helpful. My Parkinsons nurse has also offered me her help.
There are so many good people out there, it is not all bad news. Take heart and keep fighting. I didn't pay a small fortune in tax and nat ins to see sick and deserving people treated like little more than a number.