Monday, 11 October 2010

INCAPACITY BENEFIT CLAIMS HAVE STAYED THE SAME SINCE 1979



The number of claims for Incapacity Benefit have stayed the same since 1997, making a fool of the Coalition's case that Incapacity Benefit is out of control.  The biggest rise was actually under the Tory Governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, when it rose nearly 350%!




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10 comments:

Dibbles1960 said...

The huge rise in Incapacity Claimants under the last Tory Govt was due to people being put on it, who could work, and who had nothing wrong with them. This as I am sure you are already aware of, being a wise man, was to hide people who were really unemployed, which was in turn to fudge the unemployment figures of the time. These as we all know were due to the then Tory Govt who thought that Huge Unemployment was and I quote "A price worth paying". Somehow, I don't think the unemployed felt the same! Love h hugs! Debbie

Dark Lochnagar said...

Debs, The thing was that they had huge receipts from North Sea Oil which masked the poor state of the Economy. Yes they were quite happy to see people on disability and having a bit of knowledge of this sector, there aren't as many cheats as they think there are. Nobody with any sense, exists on £90 pw when they could work, at least not many. Hugs back!

banned said...

The real reason for dumping much of the rump working class "on the sick" was the expectation that they would die off and thus cease to be a problem.
To everyones surprise they fornicated and breeded in between episodes of the Jeremy Kyle Show and Eastenders, producing generations of Jaydans and Tracies; the feckless ferals beloved of the Daily Mail.

Barking Spider said...

They would be better served by capping the benefits of huge, feckless families being paid stupid amounts of money, (£95,000 p.a.), instead of picking on people who claim Incapacity Benefit, the vast majority of whom are claiming legitimately. They could also save a shitload of money by not housing queue-jumping immigrants in £1,000,000+ houses with a monthly rent of £4,000+!!!!

Harbinger said...

Barking Spider,

Forget queue jumping immigrants, anyone who is a member of a minority within the UK automatically jumps the queue above anyone within the majority.
Upon signing onto the Hackney Housing list back in '97 as a healthy, fit and able bodied young, white male, I was told simply that to get a flat I needed 800 points. I then asked them, how many points I was likely to get a year and they said in my position (white male) 8. 100 years to get a council flat in Hackney, back in '97 as a member of the indigenous population. And that was before 13 years of Labour mass immigration - LOL

Barking Spider said...

Sounds about right, H, especially in Hackney.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Banned, they might be better insisting if they want any money off the state, they have to get sterilized first. That would either get them working or stopping breeding. Either way is a result!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Spidey, you're right. Most people are on Ivalidity because they need it. These fuckwits have fallen into the trap of thinking that just because the 'Mail' highlights some fucking immigrant living in a £500k house, everyone is. The argument is that someone has to do the shit jobs in central London. Why not move them out into the suburbs and give them subsidised travel. With the Public Transport in London, there is no excuse not getting to work.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Harbingers, quite right too. You were a Scotch fucker. Now move on!

Dark Lochnagar said...

Spidey, in Hackney you have to be a friend of our esteemed Health Person, Diane Abbott. She has personally phoned me to thank me for her election poster on this page.