Iain Duncan Smith’s ‘fit for work’ tests are responsible for pushing disabled people into committing suicide, says Jeremy Corbyn.
Speaking to Channel 4, the Labour leadership front-runner said he had met many disabled people who had been subjected to fitness for work tests, otherwise known as the ‘Work Capability Assessment’ or WCA.
He added that some of those people were suffering from mental health conditions, and have taken their own life as a result of the humiliating and degrading medical assessments.
“I’ve met so many people with disabilities who’ve been through fitness for work tests where they’ve been approved as fit for work and clearly are not”, he said.
“Some are suffering mental health conditions. Some even commit suicide as a result of it.”
He added: “Most of them, I think in fact 60%, win appeals on this. So if 60% of decisions are being…
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