Another person has died as a direct result of Duncan Smith’s draconian welfare reforms.
Ex-soldier, David Clapson, 59, died of diabetic ketoacidosis because he could not afford the electricity needed to run the refrigerator where he kept his insulin, died with no food in his stomach and only £3.44 in his account, the coroner in Stevenage has found.
David was penalised under the draconian new benefits rules after missing an appointment with an advisor last summer and had his £71.70 per week Jobseeker’s Allowance stopped.
Without any form of income, David died alone in his home – alone, hungry and penniless. He had just six tea bags, a tin of soup, and an out-of-date can of sardines in his cupboards, and his electricity card was out of credit.
David was no ‘scrounger’. David joined the army at 17, and during his career served two years in Belfast at the height of…
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