Saturday, September 18, 2004

Oh good...

... idiot Tony has put Alan Milburn in charge of sorting out Incapacity Benefit. That'll make the world a better place.

Maybe there are too many people on Incapacity Benefit. Certainly there are too many disabled people who would like to be in the workforce but who currently aren't. About one million, in fact according to that article.

There are many reasons for that - for some, their impairment means they cannot work. But for many the reasons are a result of prejudice and cutting the budget for IB is not going to solve that. Putting into place good educational opportunities, accessible housing, timely healthcare and effective home support with practical tasks might. Which would then increase the revenue to the UK of that million disabled people who want to work but can't.

And would be cheaper than screwing up Iraq.

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