Fitness-to-work tests ‘may have driven people to an early grave’

Responding to the release of figures showing thousands dying after passing fit-to-work tests, Left Unity’s Salman Shaheen said:

“The government’s benefits regime is exposed as being cruellest to the weakest. People who are sick and dying are having to spend their final days fighting for money they are fully entitled to.

“No wonder the government has spent years trying to hide these figures.

“The fitness-to-work tests must be scrapped immediately. They are clearly inaccurate and deeply stressful. They may even have driven some of these people into an early grave.

“Our hearts go out to everyone who has been on the receiving end of this Tory brutality.”

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