I missed this at the time, however, like all other victims of this vile regime, Mr Robinson deserves to be remembered:
“Undoubtedly the DWP personified by Ian Duncan Smith and Lord Freud had a part to play in implementing the policies that would make Hitler proud.”
Mr Robison, of Furzefield, Crawley, had battled depression after failing to find work.
…then prosecutes him when he reacts, after going without any food for 7 days, and without any Jobseeker’s Allowance for 5 weeks. You have to wonder how some of those on the other end may react if they were in the same position as Mr Rayner
Peter Butterfield, representing Rayner, said his client knows his actions were wrong and came after he had not eaten for seven days previously and was concerned for himself and his pet dog.
Mr Butterfield said: “He accepts he lost his temper and he is ashamed of his behaviour, but in his own words he was at the end of his tether.”
Magistrate Jeffrey Hazelton sentenced Rayner to a 12-month community order during which he must complete 150 hours unpaid work and attend a mentoring programme for 15 days.
Declared “fit for work”, and having to try and survive with payment delays while awaiting Job Seekers Allowance, this man clearly wasn’t “fit for work”: Thankfully, he survived:
The 48-year-old unnamed man is understood to have doused himself in flammable liquid and tied himself to railings after a dispute inside the Jobcentre Plus in the Selly Oak area on Thursday.
Police arrived at the scene and extinguished the fire after the jobcentre was evacuated.
The man was later taken to hospital with burns to his legs.
A source with links to staff at the centre told the Guardian the man had been recognised by the staff as vulnerable with outstanding health issues but had recently been found fit to work precipitating a move from one benefit to another. This had caused payment delays.