Saturday, 24 November 2012

The most cold hearted letter ever sent by a Tory Minister.

The Daily Record are carrying one of the most harrowing stories I have read in some time. The letter above was sent by a Tory Minister to the family of a man who they say was killed by the strain of a "Back to Work" test. The sheer lack of humanity, compassion and empathy in the letter above will anger many readers. At Tory Party conference, David Cameron said that the Conservatives had a heart but it just 'doesn't wear it on its sleeve'. The latter part of that sentence is probably the most truthful thing David Cameron has ever said. Without any evidence at hand, I cannot confirm the truthfulness of the first part of Cameron's claim.  To read the details of the McArdle family's harrowing story, please follow this link (here Daily Record).

Here is the link to a letter President Obama wrote to a 10 year old girl. You can compare its tone, empathy and compassion to the one above (here).

7 comments:

The Anonymouse said...

Even I who am rarely shocked at what this government does. Is stunned at the cold way that letter was phrased. I thought IDS couldnt get much lower. But.. Dear God, there are no words for a child to get a letter like that

Nick said...


if this country is being led by the likes of IDS then this will account for all of the troubles in the world today

His style of writing to a young boy is mind blowing without any care or thought let alone concern and compassion

His style is one of complete remoteness as if you have dog Pooh on your shoes such is his bad judgement with words and style

If this is the type of person IDS and co are in trying to secure piece in the middle east or anywhere else for that matter or trying to fit into the EU then all i can say is forget it as it's never going to happen as your standard of government is as bad as many of the countries in the world who treat there people in a cold and heartless way


All of the conservative front bench are cold and heartless and the above letter to this young man more then prove that point

leonora said...

I am shocked, but not surprised. Sometimes I just sit and cry when I read about the latest outrage committed by these unspeakable bastards.

Nick Sharratt said...

Not wishing to defend a Tory over anything but...this is clearly not the whole of the letter, and hence there is a danger of this being deliberately selected to show out of context of what /could/ have been a generally much more compassionate / empathetic letter. Equally, I've no evidence it is, but this is very risky reporting

Nick Sharratt said...

Not wishing to defend a Tory over anything but...this is clearly not the whole of the letter, and hence there is a danger of this being deliberately selected to show out of context of what /could/ have been a generally much more compassionate / empathetic letter. Equally, I've no evidence it is, but this is very risky reporting

Peranda said...

I would say that IDS should hang his head in shame, but he has NO shame at all, he's evil personified!! Isn't it about time we had another riot??!!!

Karen Barclay said...

It is cold - but that's not really the problem. The problem is that IDS won't acknowledge that they wrongly stopped a disabled man's benefits & the stress added to his condition & probably killed him. Without the apology - & real change - no amount of sympathy would make a difference.