Today the Telegraph reported a government claim that 900,000 people had given up disability allowance claims because of the threat of medical examinations. The clear implications was that this was the result of their ATOS medical system and their drive towards a Universal Credit system.
The Tories said all these people claimed benefits because Labour encouraged them to do so.
A thorough left wing researcher called Steve Walker has also shown today that this is a straightforward lie. Not a bit of a lie but a complete and utter total fabrication of a lie. The sort only Gobbels would have thought he could have got away with it is so big.
Steve Walker looked at an MSN version the story and traced the data source. The data relates to be period 2002 to 2009, before the Conservatives came into office. It relates to Labour introducing medicals to reduce claimants for what was then called Emloyment Support Allowance. It has nothing at all to do with Tory policy or action.
So what do we learn?
First the Telgraph lies.
Second the Tories lie, blatantly.
Third, whatever problem there was Labour had solved it. Whatever has happend since is victimisation and bullying.
Last, IDS will do anything to abuse people, ably backed by Cameron, Osborne, Clegg, Alexander and the mass of their MPs.
To describe what is happening now as a propaganda driven programme of victimisation by organised hatred sounds melodramatic, but it's also the truth.
I am ashamed that these people have power in this country.
But at least, so far, I can talk about it.
I wonder when they will get rid of that right, one way or another?