“If you want something done in this country you have to complain until you’re blue in the mouth”- John Cleese
It seems like her Majesty’s Opposition have something brewing… or at least one of them does…
Here’s my reply from Michael Meacher MP
Dear Mr Warner,
Many thanks for contacting me with details about your experiences with ATOS. I am extremely sorry to learn how badly you have been treated.
It is my intention to build up a dossier of cases such as your own which I can make use of in the future to argue for radical changes to the present unfair and incompetent system. In particular, I will be calling for a full Parliamentary debate on ATOS through the procedure of the Backbench Business Committee and I am also seeking a meeting with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith MP.
As you are not one of my own constituents, I will not be able to take up your individual case with your local agencies Im afraid, as this must be carried out by your own MP. But it would be very useful to make use of your experiences when I make representations about the ATOS system as a whole.
Can you kindly confirm that you would be happy for me to use your details in this way? Also, would you be willing to be contacted in the event of any interest from the press or broadcast media?
Michael Meacher MP
Of course I replied in the affirmative: I doubt the response we will get will be anywhere near what is needed to draw a line under disability rights forever but this is a start. Mitt Romney famously claimed to have “binders full of women” well now Mr Meacher seems to be gathering “Binders full of Crimes Against Humanity” I hope against hope it buries the Tories in all parties for good.