Apparently ‘we’ did.
Way back in 2010 a minority of the voters in Great Britain chose the Conservative party when marking their voting papers. Politics meant that the leader of that party became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and my blood pressure has been raised since.
The regular reader will know that I have ranted and raved about various aspects of Dave’s government, but when it comes to the impact of their ‘reforms’ on the sick and disabled- the likes of me and plenty of people you know- no one is better than Sue Marsh and her blog Diary of a Benefit Scrounger.
"Figure 4.9 shows that households with disabled children lose out by more in cash terms than households with disabled adults, with households with disabled children and adults losing out by more than either group – around £1,500 per household per year on average. ...
"Households with no disabled adults or disabled children in the 7th and 8th deciles [wealthier households] actually gain slightly from the reform package, whereas households with disabled adults or children (or both) lose out."
As one of the authors, Jonathan Portes says in an article for the Guardian
"....Families that have a disabled adult or child lose perhaps five times as much proportionally as better-off able-bodied families."
There is now absolutely no doubt at all that sick and disabled people have been hit over and over again by a barrage of cuts and the more vulnerable the family; the more disabled people within it; the more they have lost.