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« on: February 02, 2019, 11:45:55 am »

From the Plymouth Herald ... a very long piece

Motability scheme represents the good, the bad and the ugly of modern Britain

Bank-owned PLC that contracted for charity paid its five bosses more than 15m and hoarded 2.6bn - much of which was tax payer cash paid to disabled people as benefits


The Motability scheme truly represents the good, the bad and the ugly of modern Britain.

It has given hundreds of thousands of disabled people independence and allowed them to live rich and full lives. It has shown that we, as a nation, care about our most vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens and place great importance on their care and well being.

However, the ugly truth of the matter is the scheme has also been badly abused - by those making fraudulent DLA claims and, it would seem, by the bank-owned company that operates the scheme. And it has also shown the ugly side of 'crony' capitalism and the creeping privatisation of our country's social care system.

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