The fake disabled are crippling our economy

Rod Liddle has just incurred the wrath of the disability lobby by having a go in his Sun column at “pretend disabled” people. Included in this category, Rod decided, were people with fibromyalgia and ME. Lots of people queued up Twitter to say how horrid they thought he was, wishing he would succumb to some kind of disability himself, etc.

I suppose, having recently suffered from an ME-like illness I should be one of them. But unlike Rod’s Twitter critics I took the trouble to read the full article and I think Rod’s point is well made. There really are far, far too many people sponging off the taxpayer right now with their fake or exaggerated disabilities and they’re one of the reasons we’re in the financial mess we’re in.

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2 thoughts on “The fake disabled are crippling our economy”

  1. we are going to have to bite the bullet and go back to the original ideas of the welfare state, a national insurance that is self funding, the burden is coming out of hard workers wages, some people then say ” whats the point of working 40 + hours a week when i get little out of it , i’m better off on the sick”

    I was brought up in the 80’s when it was normal to go round the job center every 2 weeks and sign one form to get dole money, no questions, it was too easy.

  2. Why blame the people on the program? That’s a game that will never end. Yank the program. Even if claims are legitimate doesn’t give people the right to take from others. The government is the one to blame here.

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