Wait, Why The Hell Not?

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has refuted accusations her department routinely scans social media pages to deny benefit claims.

Errr, why? And why did she need to refute them?

Labour MP Anna Turley made the claim in the Commons — suggesting the Department for Work and Pensions look for “evidence of spending patterns” in order to reject benefits.

As we’d expect!

Ms McVey responded saying she did not believe it was DWP policy, adding “we wouldn’t do it”.

Well, you bloody should!

The Tory Cabinet minister went on to add however: “What I have seen before is when fraud investigations have happened as we’ll have seen people who might say they are not working or unable to work — unfortunately from what they’ve posted themselves on their Facebook page has proven very much not to be the case.”

Then maybe, rather than wait for an allegation, your officers should be a bit more proactive? With our money? After all, if people put the material out there themselves, of their own free will…

2 comments for “Wait, Why The Hell Not?

  1. Errol
    July 9, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Welfare needs to be radically reformed until working is better than not. It is utterly wrong that two unemployable, tattooed, chain smoking thugs get a much bigger house just for getting up the duff.

  2. Pcar
    July 9, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    I’ve seen plenty of news articles about disabled/single benefiters convicted due to photos and articles on their FaAceberk, twatter etc.

    Yes, DWP should look at any public info.

    Private eg bank, only with court approval – money might be resting for legitimate reasons eg brother splitting between accounts for deposit protection.

    Is Esther McVey seeking a non-brexit excuse to resign?

    OT: Gannets – RSPCA needs to be culled. Also, wasn’t it RSPB’s job to save the gannets from sea weather?

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