Following on from my Burke & Hare comment, I have read today that the Tories are now planning to cut the benefits of the terminally ill. How fucking low can you get? If you do not die within 12 months from the start of receiving Contributory Employment Support Allowance (CESA), your benefit will be stopped. However terminally-ill people with less than six months to live will not be affected by the changes.
This isn’t due to be put in place until April 2012, if it is even passed by the Lords, but as the policy will be retrospectivethe Department of Works and Pensions have already begun to send out letters – fucking heartless bastards. How do you think the letter reads – we are pleased that you are still alive after 12 months but unfortunately you are no longer entitled to any benefit.