The Plastic Hippo

May 19, 2012

Situation vacant

Filed under: Politics,Rights,Society — theplastichippo @ 12:03 am

Christopher Steven Grayling MP is Minister of State at the Department of Work and Pensions. Earlier this week, the Department of Work and Pensions told a registered deaf, blind man who requires 24 hour care and needs to be fed through a tube that he is fit for work. John Kerr`s DLA benefit entitlement will cease on June 7th.

This raises an interesting question for Mr Grayling who, incidentally went straight from Cambridge to the BBC and then to a PR firm as a “management consultant” before entering parliament. With jobs scarce, what exactly does Grayling expect Mr Kerr to do?

Being deaf, blind and in need of constant care, there is one position open to the severely disabled fellow human being branded as a scrounger and burden on the state. He could become Minister of State at the Department of Work and Pensions. He would do a far better job than the odious little shit currently in place. It is astonishing that Grayling is allowed to describe himself as right honourable. Grayling should resign.


  1. I usually thrill to the electronic ping of a new post from the Hippo. However,I take issue with this espisode.

    Using words such as ‘odious’ and ‘shit’ are unfair and ill-considered.

    What about ‘despicable, self seeking, smug, heartless, vile, corrupt, little twat’

    You will note my retention of the word ‘little’. It is deliberate, but not intended to offend the vertically challenged.

    The Realist

    ps John Kerr needs to find a way of sueing the arse off the company that the Government has employed to undertake these assessments. He and his carers should not worry – they are not alone.

    Comment by The Realist — May 19, 2012 @ 12:05 pm | Reply

    • company doing assessments, .ATOS you mean? who have already achieved similar to a man in a coma, in hospital, as he didn’t sign and send his forms back ? Who also are the Occupational Health assessors across the government workforce. Wonder how many employees will loose there jobs too after a health referral

      Comment by vivienne fereday (@feylin2) — May 19, 2012 @ 6:03 pm | Reply

  2. Christopher Steven Grayling MP should personally communicate with the Blind Deaf man and let the man know exactly why and how he is going to have to find 40 hours work a week. – THIS IS DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR FROM OUR GOVERNMENT someone has to stop it. I personally would like to see the communication between the MP & the Blind Deaf man, maybe the BBC could film it and present it to the public for their consideration because the MP thinks it is easy to communicate – let him show the country and future employers of this man how it is done; i.e. if the politician is fair and clear in his communication of the situation.

    Comment by Loz — May 19, 2012 @ 6:01 pm | Reply

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