On Wednesday we reported about a man who doused himself in petrol and threatened to set himself on fire in Wrexham Jobcentre.
This incident was highlighted by organisers of a protest tomorrow who said “He and many like him are being pushed off benefits by a private firm called ATOS, which is working with the DWP as part of the UK Government’s sustained attack on the welfare system. If you’ve seen Panorama, you’ll know the tactics they use to try to stop disabled people’s benefits often leaving them completely destitute.”
“ATOS is also now working with the Cooperative Bank, supposedly a progressive bank, and disability campaigners have called for a protest on Saturday against ATOS and specifically against the Coop’s links with this firm. The Cooperative now owns Britannia Building Society and campaigners against the cuts will be outside the Britannia BS in Wrecsam (down the street from McDonalds in the town centre) from 10-12am on Saturday, October 6.”