New DWP Secretary like Saville in charge of children's home

So the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions is none other than former benefits sanctions minister Esther McVey.  It's like putting Jimmy Saville in charge of a children's home.

Shocking NHS Data release shows nearly half of ESA claimants have attempted suicide

Figures available to the Government in 2016, but only just released, show that 47.1% of women and 43.2% of ESA claimants have tried to kill themselves. This compares to the general population suicide attempts figures of 1 in 15 adults, or 6.7%.

You can find the data here:

https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB21748 - scroll down to: “APMS-2014-Chapter-12-Suicidal-Thoughts-Suicide-Attempts-and-Self-Harm-Tables/xls/apms-2014-ch-12-tabs” or go direct to:  https://digital.nhs.uk/media/32885/APMS-2014-Chapter-12-Suicidal-Thoughts-Suicide-Attempts-and-Self-Harm-Tables/xls/apms-2014-ch-12-tabs (you may get a safety warning but it is a safe link to official NHS data).

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