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What does it take for Tories to feel compassion for the poor? We can now take 'mental illness' off the list

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firemonkee57

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What does it take for Tories to feel compassion for the poor? We can now take 'mental illness' off the list

When most people see a person in the depths of despair or on the brink of suicide, they see a vulnerable person in need of help and compassion. Although not if you're Iain Duncan Smith, it would seem.

It’s been revealed that his Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) refuses to count serious mental health conditions amongst their criteria to protect vulnerable people on benefits. If you have depression, anxiety or OCD and are on the dole – tough luck. Under Tory logic, you probably chose being mentally ill as a lifestyle; just like you chose to be poor.


What does it take for Tories to feel compassion for the poor? We can now take 'mental illness' off the list - Comment - Voices - The Independent
 
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I don't know hardly anything about Ian Duncan Smith. Does he really think that way about people with mental health?
 
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I don't know hardly anything about Ian Duncan Smith. Does he really think that way about people with mental health?
not much to know, just look up the word 'sociopath' and that will pretty much describe him in a nutshell.
the man himself is actually mental ill but does not realise it, hes a complete fruitloop. whats more he is actually really incompetent but somehow manages to stay in his job which i find just bizarre.
 
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