You may, or may not, recall my Dear So and So from a while back which was a minor edit on a letter I sent to my MP. Well, he has replied and one is not amused. In fact, one thinks it is a waste of paper.
I have included a scan of the letter itself but I’m going to type it out for you too in case you can’t see it so well in the blown up version. I am, however, going to add my own translations, using MrsTeePot Translates – Bullshit Detector, so you all know just how peed off I am with the whole situation and why I have absolutely zero intentions to ever move back to the UK.
Dear Ms (TeePot)
I have decided to refer to you as Ms despite your rather strong feelings on the subject, (but I shall let that slide as you evidently don’t read my blog.)
I am sorry that you are still experiencing such health problems.
*Copies from Government approved response book of replies*
I realise that you are concerned about the Government’s proposals to reform DLA and replace it with a new Personal Independence
Oh for Pete’s sake, not another one of these letters! I haven’t actually read your letter and am sending a generic reply
Payment. I understand that concern but I want to assure you that those who are genuinely sick, disabled or retired have nothing to
You are evidently not sick , therefore I have no need to deal with you as you are obviously benefit scrounging scum
fear. I know that this Government does not regard caring for those in need as a burden, but as a proud duty. I believe that it is right to
*Checks notes about replying to these worries* – ah yes, we do care…duty…
make sure that people entitled to this support get the help that they need and that those capable of working do go out to work.
You have been deemed ‘fit for work’ and should therefore be working. I have no even bothered to read your letter.
I am pleased that you are being supported by the CAB, I am sure they will offer you every assistance.
Oh good, it’s not my problem, someone else is dealing with you.
Not giving a hoot
So, ATOS don’t give a damn, the media doesn’t give a damn, my MP doesn’t give a damn and the rest of Government doesn’t give a damn.
Anyone remember the saying:
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Well they’re coming, and “they” aren’t the Tories, or the Liberal’s, or even Labour. They are everyone in power. They are everyone who gets these letters and pushes them to one side, who ignores the blog posts, the marches and the pleas. And it seems they have taken down the sick, when will you speak out?