On 16th November the BMJ published a report carried out by researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, King’s College London, University College London, the PILAR Research Network, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and the University of the Philippines which linked government cuts in adult social care and health spending to nearly 120,000 “excess” deaths in England, alone, since 2010. And it warns that the cuts could continue to be responsible for an additional death toll of up to 100 deaths a day if significant extra funding is not found.
What is important is that the people of this country now finally realise what is being done in their name. This government has implemented policies and systems that are leading directly to the avoidable deaths of multitudes of people.
It’s time we had a government that puts the needs of its citizens ahead of their own self-interest.
Listen to what the UN had to say:
“These are grave and systematic violations of disabled people’s rights and a human catastrophe.” The UN is not known for using language this strong.
Think about that for a minute, the government of this country has killed at least 120,000 people, if this happened elsewhere in the world the media would be all over it calling for action, and yet in our own country, where are the journalists demanding answers from Theresa May and David Gauke?
It’s time to say ‘enough!’ This government is not fit to govern and must go at the earliest possible opportunity.