RIP David Clapson, Another Man ‘Helped’ To Death By Iain Duncan Smith

How many more vulnerable people must die because of Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms?
Another sad and unnecessary loss because of Tory ideology.
Please remember David Clapson when you come to vote in May 2015 and help stop these horrific events from happening again.

the void

RIP David Clapson, the latest tragic victim of callous welfare reforms. RIP David Clapson, the latest tragic victim of callous welfare reforms.

When Funghi, the unemployed alcoholic  featured in the recent Benefits Street television series, disclosed that he had been abused as a child, most of those condemning him on twitter did not even blink.  Such is the state whipped up contempt amongst some towards people on benefits, that not even the revelation of a tragic childhood was enough to stop the bullying mob.

Yet one of the reasons child abuse is such an abhorrent crime is that the scars often last a lifetime.  Everybody knows this.  Addiction, depression, low self-esteem, isolation, these are just some of the ways that a life can be blighted by mistreatment as a child.  Often people like this find it hard to just get a job, and often not through want of trying.  The sad truth is that employers are not rushing out to hire…

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