Don't know if any of you watched the video of Michael Meacher's opening speech for the great Atos debate last week. I did and was moved to tears that someone was so eloquently fighting for those amongst us who are being so bad affected by current policies. I usually just think these things to myself but suddenly thought I should write and thank him as politicians only ever seem to get bad press and complaints. I emailed and never expected to hear anything back but got this lovely reply which I thought I'd share with my friends here. Not holding my breath that the campaign will work but one lives in hope. Pat x
Thank you for your comments .
I think the ATOS debate on Thursday 17 January was very successful with over 30 speakers and went very well, but I want to keep up the momentum. The Government’s case is scarcely defensible and ATOS has run out of any public confidence. Tory MPs present also made those comments and no backbench Tory MP present at the debate defended the current situation.
I am asking for Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions, to meet a delegation at which I will present a dossier of all the cases I have built up. I am also hoping for further action in Parliament with perhaps an Opposition Day debate on the issue.
Michael Meacher MP