Benefit cuts link to deaths | Scottish Socialist Voice

Posted on October 2, 2015 by Scottish Socialist Voice by Sandra Webster, SSP national co-spokesperson All deaths impact on the family and friends of the person who has died. Especially so when it is by someone’s own hand. Frequently, suicide is accompanied by the guilt of those left behind while they wonder if they could have helped. Coroners rarely comment on the reasons for a suicide but for the first time a British coroner laid the blame of Michael O’Sullivan’s suicide at the benefits system that had failed him. In previous tragedies, the failure of the DWP and the Kafkaesque benefits …