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BIG BROTHER WATCH 06 Sep 2018 06:53 #10078

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A Ton of excellent information can be found on this site;
Came across it in "The Finnster,s" post here; welfarecentral.org/index.php/forum-home/benefits-discussion/1972-the-dwp-is-spying-on-disabled-people-and-causing-a-human-rights-emergency#10075

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BIG BROTHER WATCH 06 Sep 2018 13:07 #10083

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Some scary stuff from the report that struck me:

"Until a few years ago, if a patient with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia told you that they were being watched by the DWP, most mental health practitioners would presume this to be a sign of illness. This is not the case today." p50

"Surveillance tactics include following and recording people, for example by placing hidden cameras in a bottle of Coca-Cola in a place a claimant frequents. The state can use such intrusive surveillance for a reported ‘breach’ as minor as a single parent living with someone and received an extra £6 for not reporting this." p51

"Almost 4,000 people are employed by DWP to investigate benefit fraud, despite official estimates evaluating that only 0.7% of claims may be fraudulent." p51

"We do not have the protections of the criminal justice system or the human rights act in reality, we can be starved on the whim of DWP employees who have targets to achieve sanctions. Many have died and many are living far worse lives because of the atmosphere of pervasive surveillance and summary punishment”. p52

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