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Doctors ordered I wasn't to hear the words 'Iain Duncan Smith' (or the 'DWP')

2nd September, 2015. Disabled campaigner Paula Peters said she has lost 21 friends to distress and even suicide as 'a direct result' of the DWP reforms. She was herself hospitalised and doctors' orders were she wasn't to hear the words Iain Duncan Smith.

Mike Sivier: "DWP Staff Asking Sick And Disabled; "Why Haven't You Killed Yourself?"

Richie Allen interviews Mike Sivier on his radio show and gets a first-hand account of how people who are sick and disabled are being mistreated by the DWP.

2nd September, 2015. Richie Allen Show

THURSDAY, 9TH APRIL, 2015. Benefits removal fear ‘was trigger for woman’s suicide’

"A coroner says the upset caused by the potential withdrawal of benefits triggered the suicide of Julia Kelly. Ms Kelly was in constant pain. ... After two car accidents and innumerable medical procedures, she was trying to come to terms with the prospect that her spinal condition would be with her for the rest of her life."

No decisions yet on benefit cuts, says Duncan Smith. "The Tories aim to cut £12bn from the welfare budget by 2017-18."

Unemployment is being "rebranded" by the government as a psychological disorder, a new study claims.

29th March, 2015. BBC Video Link

18th December, 2014: Iain Duncan Smith finds Bedroom Tax debate amusing. Want to see the evidence ...?

"No doubt Mr Duncan Smith would have had even more to be happy about when the Government defeated the Labour motion by a reduced majority of 32, winning the vote 298 to 266. A Government amendment was then carried 300 to 262, majority 38. The Lib Dems were criticised for voting with the Tories ..." Read more here

‘People are dying!’ Oldham MP blasts Iain Duncan Smith over benefit claim sanctions.

November 6th, 2014. Oldham MP Debbie Abrahams has sensationally accused the Government of contributing to the deaths of vulnerable people due to sanctioning benefit claims in order to improve figures.

Chris Bryant accuses DWP ministers of deception during exchange of views on Universal Credit.

9th July, 2014: Labour shadow minister Chris Bryant censured by speaker John Bercow for suggesting DWP ministers have been engaged in a "deliberate act of deception" over the progress of the Universal Credit programme.

Glenda Jackson's speech about Iain Duncan Smith and the DWP

30th Jun 2014. Glenda Jackson MP, attacks Iain Duncan Smith and his attitude towards those suffering poverty. BBC Parliament Channel.

Iain Duncan Smith accused on the BBC's Question Time programme of being a 'scrounger'.

June 13, 2014. Birmingham Stop the War chair Salma Yaqoob confronts Iain Duncan Smith about austerity and his labelling of benefits recipients as scroungers while 13 million people in the UK are below the poverty line, half of those on benefits are pensioners and 60% of those on benefits are in work due to low wages.

Iain Duncan Smith's DWP makes blind man beg. The reality of a disabled man struggling with the system.

Members of the Scottish Parliament have been told how a blind former health worker has been reduced to begging as a result of the UK government's welfare reforms.