Paralympic gold medallist against Atos
ATOS – Ministers have outsourced more than £3bn of public services to Atos, the multinational IT firm whose sponsorship of the Paralympics has prompted a nationwide campaign by disability activists.
A series of parliamentary questions from Labour MP Tom Greatrex reveals the value of contracts with Atos is now more than a third higher than the amount outsourced by the last government. The replies expose how far the reach of the company extends in Whitehall.
This video from Britain is called Tara Flood on The Green Paper March 2011.
From Socialist Worker weekly in Britain:
Tue 28 Aug 2012
‘Seven medals but now the Tories want my benefits’
Paralympic gold medallist and world record holder Tara Flood faces a test that could see her lose her disability benefits, she told Socialist Worker.
Tara is a seven-time Paralympic medallist. In 1992 she set a world record for 50 metres breaststroke that still stands today.
But that hasn’t saved her from the Tories’ harsh benefits clampdown.
“I’ve already had my letter,” she said. “At some point next year it will be my turn to be assessed.”
Tara is one of hundreds of thousands of people in the Tories’ sights as they try to slash benefits for sick and disabled people.
She said that receiving…
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