The number of people with disabilities on social housing waiting list has almost doubled in the past five years according to figures from the Scottish Conservatives. The Party says there are currently 24 000 disabled people waiting for a flat or a house. That’s up from just under 10 000 in 2017.
This is another direct feed from an opposition party to staff at Pacific Quay, not being covered anywhere else. Reports of this kind are increasingly being referred to as ‘Beatties’ in reference to BBC staffer John Beattie who is suspected of being a conduit for such stories.
The deep and disturbing irony and hypocrisy embodied in this story will not have escaped many.
This is the Party of austerity associated with numerous deaths among the disabled as a consequence of their brutal treatment by the DWP under Conservative ministers:
Evidence stretching back more than a decade shows how the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) repeatedly ignored recommendations to improve the safety of its disability benefits assessment system, leading to countless avoidable deaths of disabled claimants.
Other evidence shows how DWP ensured that key evidence linking its actions with those deaths was not considered by independent reviews, and how the department failed to keep track of what actions were taken in response to recommendations made by its own civil servants to improve the system.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-64207944
Less dramatic, this is the party of failure to build affordable homes in England, attacking the SNP Government in Scotland, which has succeeded: