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This Is What Protestors Found Outside ATOS Weston Super Mare Today

February 19, 2014

It’s terrible and disgusting of the staff at that ATOS office.

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But the protestors are stronger than that. This is how they reacted.

51 Comments leave one →
  1. February 19, 2014 2:48 pm

    Sign seems spot on to me! Why do papers put bias captions to try and increase sales?

    • February 19, 2014 3:14 pm

      I protested and I work, dumb shi7.

    • Jim permalink
      February 19, 2014 6:05 pm

      What a knob. In some locations, carers were protesting on behalf of others, that’s how bad this system is.
      Nearly 1,000,000 have been found fit to work so far. If the government really believe that 1,000,000 were faking, then shame on them as it makes them look stupid !

      • jeff permalink
        February 19, 2014 10:33 pm

        Yes Jim,also 1,000,000 people who have been handed out benefits when the were all faking it?.apparently! hmm well there is a serious error in the way people at the benefits agency go about doing their paid jobs because they are the exact people who dish out the benefits and therefore are very poor at their job. Maybe their jobs should be given to people..example unemployed people who are prepared to work so much harder than they do and are far better and qualified to spot a liar a mile off unlike the lot of useless idiots we are now having to deal with because of their huge number of “mistakes” in the first place..millions of em hmm Just a disgrace they are and its because of them lot that so many people get away with milking it when there are sick people having it all taken away jesus!

    • February 19, 2014 10:45 pm

      Thank you to the people who are fit enough to protest on behalf of their friends and family who are not, but are nonetheless unfairly treated by ATOS and the Death or Work Department

    • Dawn permalink
      February 19, 2014 11:26 pm

      Really? So working regularly is the same as protesting for one day having extensively rested before hand and needing to rest extensively afterward to recover?

      Glad to know, I’ll be off down my job center, I’m sure they have lots of jobs which will pay a wage I can live on and which will only require one days work in oh about four weeks of rest.

    • fonzyAAAAAAAAA permalink
      February 20, 2014 6:51 am

      @ mr balwin “Why do papers put bias captions to try and increase sales?” maybe im being realy dumb here but ive no idea what thats meant to mean and how its relavant to this article?

    • Barry Davies permalink
      February 20, 2014 8:46 am

      Mr Balwin sensationalism sells papers so they put a sensationalist slant on their stories to sell papers, how do they make their money, oh yes by selling papers, simples.

    • February 20, 2014 10:04 am

      So you’re saying that anyone that’s well enough to complain about how they are being treated is healthy enough to work? My 93 year old grandmother, on her zimmer frame, was healthy enough to protest, 2 weeks before she died. Do you seriously think she was employable?
      ATOS have clearly been studying ‘Catch 22’ – sit there and meekly accept your mis-treatment, as complaining about it ‘proves’ that its justified.

    • February 20, 2014 11:56 am

      Mr Bald win Medical specialist, good job you not a Doctor, nurse anyone that’s breathing send them home, if they fit enough to breathe they are fine and also any one who phones in sick, if they are fit enough to use the phone there is nothing wrong with them, the magical sense of Mr Baldwin, remember that Iraqi Information minister, looks like we got our own health information minister from the same university of eyes shut and head up butt.

  2. February 19, 2014 3:11 pm

    You ignorant knob “Mr Balwim”

    Turning up to a one-off protest is not the same as regularly turning up to work at a job. Whoever made this sign knows nothing about the nature of disability or mental illness (and neither do you) and shouldn’t be working on a DWP contract!

  3. February 19, 2014 3:17 pm

    Does that mean disabled people are not allowed to protest for their rights, do they even have rights in your deluded little world Mr Balwim?

  4. February 19, 2014 3:24 pm

    Did you LISTEN to the video? The woman identified herself as an ATOS employee and says “If you protest against us we will find you fit for work.” What’s your comment on that?

    • February 19, 2014 3:49 pm

      She didn’t identify herself as an ATOS employee. She’s a protestor who was saying ‘if you protest against us we will find you fit for work’ is the message that the staff at that centre want to get across by putting the sign out there.

      • Johnny B permalink
        February 19, 2014 5:26 pm

        Well, it seems to be working!!! 😉

  5. February 19, 2014 3:39 pm

    Going to a one off event that has been planned for months and with help getting there is hardly the same as holding down a full time permanent job on a daily basis which clearly shows if Atos and their ilk do believe that sign they really don’t have a clue and are not fit for purpose.

  6. February 19, 2014 4:26 pm

    I protest and work but protesting isnt a physical activity you can sit down and protest. Dont these idiots know anything

  7. john ferguson permalink
    February 19, 2014 4:33 pm


  8. roz permalink
    February 19, 2014 4:42 pm

    I think the issue is that there is a rock and a hard place, and between the two we find the hardworking tax payer. Yes, some people have come off badly against the back to work medicals; however, for years and years, perfectly fit and healthy people were taking advantage (and still are) of the welfare state. Working in benefits, I have known drug dealers, burglars, looters all on incap bens; we find out about their secret careers when the go inside, when they come back out they are straight back on incap ( now ESA) – fit enough to work the black market not the regular market though. I have meet with people on high rate mobility who have no visible disability,- they hobble into the benefit office on crutches, then you bump into them in the street a couple of days later, and it is 8:30 in the morning and they are heading to work walking just fine. Yes some genuine people have Been affected.l, but dont blame atos, don’t blame DWP or gov, blame those who have been abusing the system for years on mass.

    • Barry Davies permalink
      February 19, 2014 6:14 pm

      So you read this stuff in the press and believe it is true of the majority of claimants, well I was a hardworking nurse for 32 years before I became unable to work, I was given incapacity benefit but ATOS have continually rejected my claim for Disability allowance, despite 2 atos doctors saying i should get it because the nurse who had never even seen me said the computer said no. Now I have been declared fit to work by the same nurse using the same computer, and as I can’t work I can’t claim jobseekers allowance and my 12 months, not the three years claimed by camoron has expired I am left with nothing at all but my hard earned savings to live on, so as a hard working taxpayer I have nothing. Enjoy your stress free life without a disability and carry on being a pious know it all Roz, the tory party needs people like you to spread their propaganda campaign against the poor needy incapacitated and disabled so they can cut tax for millionaires like themselves.

    • Hazel Stewart permalink
      February 19, 2014 6:18 pm

      Some people have come off badly ? some people who have died from the sickness that they believed they had and Atos, DWP didn’t. My Brother is one who died on the same day as receiving the letter that said “he was fit for work”, because he didn’t rock to and fro in front of the interviewer ?. Those who claim disability who are not and we all know there are many, are not in the same question or at least they shouldn’t be, because they are fraudsters, a different subject altogether and in comparison to the disabled they are few in numbers which doesn’t justify what they are doing to the genuinely sick or disabled. My family have been hard working taxpayers all their lives. I am not on benefits and I think it is a disgusting state of affairs. Don’t blame the Disabled, Blame Atos, DWP and all other offices which support it

    • fonzyAAAAAAAAA permalink
      February 20, 2014 7:29 am

      ahh roz you must be talking about addicts which of course isnt an illness is it yeah its a life choice right? you clearly no nothing at all about these issues the majority of welfare is the state pension and infact the jsa and esa are well below most european standards , state pensions and an aging population are the real strain on the system besides that all this is minute compared to the money wasted on nonsense wars tax dodges by corporations and the most wealthy ( and no the rich dont create the jobs a healthy middle class do which we no longer have only two classes now super rich and the rest of us) any ideas on the subsidies given to the uk arms/ death industry? the payments made to the eu the most corupt governing body around? can you talk me through where your tax actually goes to ? id be realy interested to see what u think that money is used for hahah why not bang on about nhs? we subsidise the drug companies here in uk which we have many and then they charge us through the nose to buy the drugs we paid to develop roz needs a reality check and a re-education cos clearly you dont understand a thing about gov finance take your tory ass to the office of statistics and trawl the paper work instead or relying on media sources own by the very people who are realy robbing you ! the amount of fraud claims is very small and they do and have taken serious i know bcos ive been investigated twice.besides even if found fit to work where are the jobs for these people? bit like bedroom tax oh you have to down size ok sure but considering there arnt any properties to go into as builders have sense and realise people need a flexible home to allow for life changes they havnt built any !! der so easy to quote daily mail . whos gonna employ these burglars drug dealers and erm looters? ( how often does that happen? lmfao yeah out looting every week they are hhahahah quoting a one off event lmfao shows how much you are sucked in by crap journos) you? will you give them a job? clearly these people have problems you realy think anyone enjoys that life? well you know them all so well what do you say? happy people having a ball ? or very messed up crazy people in very much pain? imho opinion these people need help more than any the main problem is the gov just wanna provide the most basic help have no intention of helping people better themselves theyve been brushing it under carpet for years! most crime fraud etc etc is commited by drug addicts correct? we spend billions every year trying to stop the flow of ” illegal drugs” which we infact only seize around 2% of what actually comes into this country so first off decriminalise it and put em on prescription, a friend of mine said to me why should i pay for their drugs .well first its cheaper than paying to clear up the mess of crime and depravation also it brings those people back into the system where their usage can be reviewed and the issues which cause it can be identified and addressed . addicts dont want to be addicts they just fool themselves its easier than living with whatever emotional pain (or physical) they have its fear that drives them to this life not bcos its attractive. stop being so blinkered and realise there is much more and many more angles to these issues

  9. February 19, 2014 4:43 pm

    Just because a person can turn up with help maybe with a lot of planning & having a bit better day most never have a good one I certainly don’t I won my appeal for ESA and now I am going through the whole bloody thing again to try and get DLA so I can afford things to help me round the house that are no longer supplied free through social services though I did get an extra stair rail and a bath rail to help after an assessment of my needs. I won’t be protesting as I find it to difficult to travel far without assistance I can only support them through signing petitions etc. which I often have done.

  10. February 19, 2014 4:54 pm

    Can we find out who this woman is and make a complaint against her?

    • February 19, 2014 5:11 pm

      If you mean the first wooman who speaks in the video- she didn’t put the sign out there. It was left facing the wall and she turned it around and read it out and talked about the message the person who left it there was trying to get across.

  11. February 19, 2014 4:57 pm

    Fit enough to protest, fit enough to work? How about fit enough to counter-protest while being paid by the government to fail at their job in cataclysmic style? Hypocrisy much?

  12. meekness permalink
    February 19, 2014 7:10 pm

    fit enough to work for Atos fit enough to be thown in jail for murder

  13. February 19, 2014 7:14 pm

    I DONT think the people behind the sign believe what it says its just a form of intimadation

  14. Simon Moore permalink
    February 19, 2014 7:35 pm

    So the disabled have no right to a free protest then do they ? well if Atos did there job probley maybe people wouldnt protest about how rubbish they are would they. Problem is people cant take it when people stand up to them.

  15. February 19, 2014 7:45 pm

    If you work for Atos you are a vile, VILE human being. If you know someone who works for Atos you should tell them this.

  16. February 19, 2014 8:09 pm

    Torch their office and find out where the staff live. 🙂 You work for ATOS you take the risks.

    • fonzyAAAAAAAAA permalink
      February 20, 2014 7:35 am

      wtf you have a salvation army pic and make comments like that you truly are fucked up!

  17. Ian Kelly permalink
    February 20, 2014 12:55 am

    I was on ESA and i was turned down by atos but im working now not because i can but because i have to I am in agony while working and more when not working but if i dont work I will lose my home and i cant do that, some days i feel like ending it all but that is the arseholes at the houses of parliament winning then the problem in this country is we are to soft with people the arent from here and not the people who are born here.

  18. Sam permalink
    February 20, 2014 7:56 am

    Is that woman seriously turning up to work looking as scruffy as that?

  19. February 20, 2014 8:12 am

    my son was deemed fit for work by these people even though he could barely walk and was under a specialist and awaiting an operation to remove a disc for them knowing what if he had gone back to work he could have been crippled. so use doctores not people who dont know what they are talking about

  20. February 20, 2014 10:27 am

    Mr Balwin: A disgusting comment from a disgusting person!!! Your idiotic question answers itself: papers are businesses out to make money, so they will always try to increase sales by sensationalising current topics; however, this does NOT mean that what they say is right, only that they are unscrupulous in how they attempt to boost their profits! As to you: your question clearly indicates that you are too stupid and biased to work out for yourself that many protestors will be friends and relatives of ATOS victims, and that such protests are open to ANYONE who objects to sick and disabled people being bullied by and increasingly discriminating and uncaring Government; since this includes the vast majority of straight-thinking people, though obviously not obnoxious individuals like yourself, protests will invariably get a lot of support, which is exactly as it SHOULD be!!!

  21. February 20, 2014 12:01 pm

    Mr Balwin was the one who put up that sign for sure.

  22. SilverMohawk permalink
    February 20, 2014 12:33 pm

    Well as far as I can see the placard could have been put there by anyone! even the protesters themselves in order to cause a stir amongst those that believe everything on the net is true. There is no proof who put it there … find proof and I’ll stand alongside those people, but until then it’s anyone’s guess where it came from.

  23. matt permalink
    February 20, 2014 12:46 pm

    I like the way some people believe that most of the people demonstrating are all bums and druggies and benefit cheats. Im none of these yet I will demonstrate for the rest of my life whilst this country is run by idiots that only care about themselves. Yeah so you have a full time job and dont protest and you are against benefits. On average each person only pays 50p a years towards benefits. Thats nothing. Yet the poor people or organisation that stand for the less fortunate a doing much more for this country by getting out there and having their voices heard. Time for a revolution.

  24. Christopher Lawton permalink
    February 20, 2014 1:50 pm

    The nationwide demo against ATOS and this shows the cruel attitudes to the protestors by the staff at the Weston-super-Mare. I can also say that I have received first hand knowledge (you don’t see this in the video) that the staff were taunting the protestors and shouting out of the windows teasing them. Also, local businesses were phoning police making false claims that these PEACEFUL protestors were openly taking drugs. This needs sharing!

    Also, the woman next to that sick sign did NOT make the sign. She only found it. They believe it was done by a member of ATOS staff.

  25. Tim permalink
    February 20, 2014 2:30 pm

    All our civil rights were won based on the rights to protest, they are also maintained by the right to protest. Just look at the alternatives in Syria and Russia. The working poor, the disabled poor, the unlucky poor, old people and women with young children frequently rely on the state and deserve the right to express themselves. Having the well being to protest for an hour is different to having the capacity to work 8 hours a day. A lot of this blame is just to insulate ourselves from caring.

  26. tanj permalink
    February 20, 2014 2:33 pm


  27. February 20, 2014 3:24 pm

    They presume that people protesting will all be ill, such a narrow perspective, I understand that the majority of those going to the Nottingham protest have jobs, so that blows that comment right to smithereens.

  28. caz permalink
    February 20, 2014 3:26 pm

    I am currently claiming esa on the support group and feel ashamed to, i would love to go to work but i physically and mentally can not i cant even manage to look after my own kids on my own! I admit some people do try and play the system to get benefits but its not fair on the rest of us who have got a disability that severely affects the way they are! I had to fight to even get accepted on esa all because Atos said i was fine to work as i carried my own handbag in to the room! X

    • sellwayuk permalink
      February 20, 2014 5:51 pm

      Atos are only doing what the DWP have instructed them to do. I was also told I was fit to work even though they admitted I was ill. I was fortunate to find out that the nurse who did the check on my form had missed the fact that I have suffered from COPD since my teenage years, when I pointed out the error they soon changed their minds and put me into the support group, otherwise their lies would have been found out at a tribunal. They will find nearly everyone fit for work other than the most chronic cases, so I wouldn’t worry too much about claiming what is yours. I would love to work, and if I could I could get a job with my son who has his own company selling cloth worldwide so no worries on that score, the trouble is I genuinely like yourself cannot work, it sad but that is what it is. Labour started al of this and the Tories have just carried it on, there is no difference in any of the politicians, they are all self seeking, lying, cheating, thieving, work shy parasites.

  29. Brian Taylor permalink
    February 20, 2014 5:36 pm

    Atos and the DWP have killed in excess of 10,000 people during the last 2 years because of their inhumane sanctions against the sick and disabled, how many more people have to die before these people are stopped.


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