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One-legged man accused of benefit fraud after DWP examined wrong leg (not satire!)

August 20, 2013

Pride's Purge

(not satire – no really, it’s not!)

Here’s another one to file under “headlines which look like satire but aren’t

Officials from the Department of Work and Pensions have wasted huge amounts of taxpayers’ money and given a year of hell to a disabled man after they prosecuted him for benefits fraud when they examined the wrong leg he was having amputated.

Here’s the full story from local South Devon paper the Herald Express:

One-legged man falsely accused of benefit fiddle after officials examined the wrong leg

This is outrageous.

As a satirist I must object in the possible strongest terms to the DWP for managing to satirise themselves much better than I ever could.

It’s just a pity the DWP has to put so many disabled and sick people through so much suffering in the process.

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