Thousands of welfare claimants have died within weeks of being declared “fit for work” and taken off sickness benefits, Government statistics have disclosed.
Campaigners called for an urgent inquiry after statistics released by the Department for Work and Pensions disclosed that 2,380 people died between December 2011 and February 2014 shortly after a work capability assessment declared them able to work.
There’s obviously some number of people we would expect to die in any period, from any portion of the population. So what we want to know is, well, is this death rate higher or lower than we would expect from this portion of the population?
Not going to be me working it out but if anyone spots someone doing so, let us all know, eh?