Note: I posted a shorter version of this as a comment on the Guardian page. It survived a couple of hours but has been deleted overnight.
Doubts grow over David Cameron’s welfare blitz, says the Guardian.
Perhaps what really should be called into question is Cameron’s sanity?
Few, if any of his pronouncements or actions on the subject of welfare have been the product of a stable, normally-functioning, mind. Remember, shortly after he assumed power, his claims that hordes of families claiming thousands of pounds in Housing Benefit, turned out, on investigation (the Guardian), to be less than half a dozen families in the whole country? Spouting “facts” that are easily verifiable as lies isn’t sane on any level – it’s the logic of the unhinged – he says it’s so, then in his mind it must be so. Even when it’s not. Something which has infected his every pronouncement on benefits.
Initially, I thought that his hatred of the chronically sick and disabled was a result of the death of his son, Ivan, while we were still living, and – according to his perverted lights – “thriving” on state handouts (I’ve been forced to claim disability benefits since 1986, I can assure you, no-one thrives on an income that low).
Some of us also thought – and this was far more sinister and deranged – that he was also using Ivan as a benchmark against which the rest of us would be judged and, almost inevitably, found wanting – which has come to pass. How else to explain the terminally ill being found “fit for work”? (Anyone who thinks Atos is not carrying out the wishes of this government – i.e. of Cameron – hasn’t been paying attention.)
Now, though, his mania is utterly unfettered, and any vulnerable person has, for Cameron, become a legitimate target, to be punished for simply existing, and driven into penury.
And that’s not insane? Seriously?
And I’m not convinced that the rest of his cronies have all their oars in the water either, as I’ve said previously.