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(It’s not satire – it’s ATOS!)

Yet more proof of the unprofessionalism of the so-called medical experts at ATOS – the company paid huge amounts of taxpayers’ money by the government to carry out tests on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions which are supposed to decide whether sick or disabled people are eligible to receive support.

A blind woman was found fit for work by an ATOS assessor after he wiggled his fingers in front of her eyes to test her sight.

The woman finally ‘won’ her case against ATOS – but not after a hard fight. You can read about it here in an article from the Manchester Evening News:

Blind woman ordered back to work wins benefits battle

What is it with this government and its obsession with paying out vast amounts of taxpayers’ money to bunches of cowboys to run public services?

ATOS, G4S, A4e, CAPITA – seems to me there’s a common theme here.

Must be a case of birds of a feather.

Or is it more a case of thick as thieves?


Related articles by Tom Pride:

ATOS declare Richard III fit for work

ATOS to reduce ‘fit for work’ test to one question: “Are you alive?”

A4e given over 45 million of taxpayers money – to give classes on using toilet paper

Emma Harrison: “Heartless taxpayers bullied me into paying myself £8.6m of their money”

How Delboy hoodwinked ministers out of £300m – UPDATE

G4S are now teaching and looking after our children. Are we all mad?

Not satire – prisoner escaped curfew after G4S mistakenly tagged his false leg!

G4S Embassy Guards Sacked For Drinking Vodka Out Of Each Others’ Bottoms. Not satire – it’s true!

Toby Young – disabled children should be excluded from schools


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