Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Benefit Brexit Britain the reality... on May 2 2017

Benefit Brexit Britain the reality.... its Tuesday May 2 . i am living in Theresa May`s strong and stable BritainI have just spent the last 70 minutes supporting a client through a PiPS home visit. The client has PTSD and chronic back pain. she is confused and drugged. The interviewer is rather brash. They do not understand how the psychological and the physical interaction. They don't understand how they effect one another. The 15 categories are designed by soulless robots that do not understand. Quantitative measures do not express qualitative states of mental illness. The client must be bent to fit the makes the client worse. categories . I look over I can see the client beginning to have flashbacks and cry. The interviewer keeps saying we are running late and must hurry ....it becomes impossible. The interviewer is wedded to a statistical model. They are stressed At some level the interviewers stress effects the client and she cries. The interviewer asks is it something they have done? They ask to see the clients medication and the client becomes more confused. And the interviewer is not the person who will make the decision. The decision will be made by a civil servants miles away who does not see the pressure on the assessed and the assessor . This is the obscenity of benefit Britain . Who is the most exploited? The client or interviewer ? They both have families, targets, pressures each must pay their bills , each live in this world. I intervene and explain why the words written do not describe the reality of the clients world or the way the interviewer sees them. This is an obscene system.....this election should not be about Brexit, it should be how we sit and care for the broken. I picture the cruel faces of Theresa May and IDS. If any of the pair claim the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Magnificat then they failed to understand them. This is why they should lose the bloody election and we need new ways to think and be and care for the broken in this broken Brexit Britain......this is Daniel Blake ...is this getting our country back? I think not..

Yesterday we went toCyfarthfa castle  museum in Merthyr. In one corridor there is a story of political activity from the Merthyr riots in 1831 and onwards. Their I'd the critique of the ILP, the Anarcho Syndicalist s , the Marxist tradition, the rallies of working people, struggling for their freedoms. These were vibrant times, the martyrdom of Dic Penderyn and we emerge from the corridor to the cruel faces of the Tories and their sheetings. This is Merthyr partly represented by Mark Reckless , it is an obscene insult to the workers of the past and the oppressed everywhere. In the 1800s people came from all over Europe to work here. This was the tinsel town of the 19th century ...,The times were as they now, nationalism used to manipulate the working classes, the media hijacked by a right wing discourse. Sartre was right the struggle happens in every generation ...now spirit is Mark Reckless and his Tory groupings it is both an insult, a scar and an obscenity.....we have just over 5 weeks to turn back to the angels of our better nature....

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