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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Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Fri 29 Mar, 14.00
Oppose Tommy Robinson & UKIP
Counter protest against UKIP and Tommy Robinson’s ‘Make Brexit happen’ rally in Whitehall.
Sat 30 Mar, 10.00-16.00
Homes for All, Axe the Act
This day of discussion with doctors, homeless campaigners and others.
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