2013 Britain…..what the fuck is going on!
Sixty year old, domestic violence and abuse survivor George Rolph suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. He endures painful flashbacks and extreme levels of anxiety which make it hard for him to function in everyday life. Despite this, he was assessed as ‘fit to work’ by Atos and the Department for Work and Pensions and stripped of his benefits. George is now the 28th Day of a hunger strike to protest the cruelty of the government’s assault on the welfare state.
The Case of George Rolph
It is with some consideration that I cover the case of George Rolph. It would be irresponsible to encourage a man with known mental health issues to engage in a hunger strike, which is effectively a long, painful means of killing oneself. I also do not wish to encourage anyone else.
However, I have chosen to cover the story because the fact that…
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