Tired stereotypes of the long-term sick have returned

Tom Pollard writes for the New Statesman

Tom Pollard wrote for the New Statesman about the rise in economic inactivity, and why people need holistic support not punitive sanctions:

The political response on the right has largely been to try to wish the problem away by questioning the veracity or severity of the barriers people are facing. A steady stream of comment pieces have argued (without presenting much in the way of evidence) that it just can’t be the case that so many people are as unwell as they are claiming.”

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