They’re at it again. This time it’s the internet’s thickest man.
GPs Vote To End The Atos Farce!
Some better news for our disabled folk now see what this vile government think about this IDS hopefully your time is up !!!!!!!!! The British Medical Association Conference, which represents GPs has voted unanimously to end the notorious Work Capability Assessment with immediate effect. In a crushing blow to Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms a motion was passed stating: that conference, in respect of work capability assessments (WCA) as performed by ATOS Healthcare, believes that the:
(i) inadequate computer based assessments that are used have little regard to the nature or complexity of the needs of long term sick and disabled persons
(ii) WCA should end with immediate effect and be replaced with a rigorous and safe system that does not cause avoidable harm to some of the weakest and most vulnerable in society.
Let’s look at the facts. Firstly, this was a Local Medical Committees conference, not a full BMA one. Secondly, the motions in question weren’t even up for debate;
The agenda committee has acted in accordance with standing order 20 to prepare the agenda in two parts. The first part, ‘Part I’ being those motions which the agenda committee believes should be debated within the time available. The second part, ‘Part II’ being those motions covered by standing orders 25 and 26 and those motions submitted for which the agenda committee believes there will be insufficient time for debate or are incompetent by virtue of structure or wording.
Thirdly, this was only one of a staggering 432 motions squeezed into a two day conference. As motion 103(a) 1 and 2 it was heard between 11:40am and noon along with 4 others divided into 47 items. I make that about twenty five and a half seconds spent on each item! Yes, it was that important to the conference and really should be “one of the top news stories of the day.” For coming out with such blatant misinformation it’s the Towel man and his acolytes who need to “go and crawl into a little corner.” This is where they belong.
Enjoy the “crushing blow” (lol) to the government.