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The Guardian view on welfare policy: cutting out the poor | Editorial

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Benefits need to be determined by evidence and humanitarian concerns, not just the balance of political power In June 2018, the dead body of Errol Graham was found lying emaciated in his flat with just a few five-year-old tins of fish in his cupboard. Eight months earlier, his unemployment and housing benefit had been stopped after he failed to attend a work capability test. Suffering from serious mental health difficulties, he had warned of being unable to cope with “unexpected changes”. His death is another shocking example of the complete disregard for the lives of poor and vulnerable...
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