BENEFITS bosses axed a disabled woman’s Motability car to save cash – but then agreed to pay out £65,000 to taxi her to and from work.
The bureaucrats first decided Jan Davis, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, no longer qualified for the disability allowance she used to pay for the car.
But just weeks later officers from the same Government department ruled she did qualify for help in getting to work.
They agreed to pay for a taxi to take Jan, from Ayr, to and from her job in East Kilbride, 33 miles away.
The move, which would cost the taxpayer an extra £19,000 a year, was last night branded “shambolic” by her local MP.
Jan, 58, who suffers excruciating pain, had been receiving the Personal Independence Payment, a non-means tested benefit, and used this money to lease a Motability car.
But the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) last…
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The association of achievement and a Saltire sits ill with some Scots
If a Scot anywhere says, give me my country to govern again, he is judged a fool, and everything is done to demean him and mock him.
When an Englishman says he wants his country back to govern again, and shouts freedom into the face of Europeans, his countrymen praise him and applaud.
The only freedom the people of Scotland can get is through the struggle to regain the civil rights we don’t have but English do, and all those they have lost and don’t care a damn that they have forfeited.
Handball not football
Scotland is allowed the small things, the also ran, the junior event, the touring production, the amateur show, the provincial television station, a parliament with next to no economic power. The charade does not make us feel we are a proper nation.
Westminster warns they…
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