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Richard Graham MP: Some Permanent Degenerative Conditions Do Get Better

May 3, 2017

We have no words, so the words are left to our editor’s favourite broadcast journalist, who handled this MP very well yesterday. Lets send this clip viral and hope that he loses his seat next month!


13 Comments leave one →
  1. nearlydead permalink
    May 3, 2017 9:56 am

    Reblogged this on nearlydead.

  2. May 3, 2017 9:58 am

    Reblogged this on BertieS.

  3. Siamese1 permalink
    May 3, 2017 10:02 am

    What planet does he live on?

  4. May 3, 2017 10:06 am

    What part of degenerative does this idiot not understand the best anyone can hope of a degenerative condition is that they don’t get any worse, not that they get better.

    • Justin Greenwood permalink
      May 3, 2017 2:50 pm

      he is degenerative, that is a standard symptomatic of a tory, they never get better they like there policies consistently get worse

  5. Sarah permalink
    May 3, 2017 10:21 am

    I fortunately got my award back after Mandatory Reconsideration after months of worry over the change over from DLA to PIP and 2 days away from losing my car even though no new medical reports provided. This MP does not speak the truth over PIP and degenerative diseases. Why is the basic PIP assessment by ATOS and Capita working when so many cases are won on appeal and reconsideration? Why do these companies get paid millions to produce inaccurate at best and usually at least partly made up cut and paste assessment reports that bare little relationship to the true state of the claimants ability to do normal tasks and cope with bodily functions?
    How many people with permanant degenerative diseases transfering from DLA to PIP get their award at the same or higher rate without a fight and months of worry and uncertertinty?
    How many are given reports that suggests that their condition can get better? It is very worrying that someone can become an MP and not know the meaning of permanent.

    • Justin Greenwood permalink
      May 4, 2017 8:59 am

      I would make a complaint against the assessor, in the first instance go to the parent company (atos/capita or maximus) then take that right through to ice, once you have enough letters from them go to the professional body and put them through the tribunal experience, the more of them that get struck of the better, there to many that get away with ignoring degenerative issues and professional medical evidence, high time they had a dose of there own medicine!!!

  6. ian minton permalink
    May 3, 2017 12:45 pm

    it would seem some MP are degenarets

  7. Justin Greenwood permalink
    May 3, 2017 12:54 pm

    This is greatly worrying, in other stories scientists have been researching a disease called great delusional stupidity, GDS, so far in there research they have found that this is linked to people who wear blue ties and in fact like the colour blue, there are other symptomatics, they are called Graham, Ian, Chris, Boris and George, there is also a relational link to a thing called Freud and the last revealing piece in this research is that they are all tory MP’s. There is probably other forms of this species of GDS, however, there is not enough money in the world to research this gene pool and the funding has dried up,what is also known is that GDS is widely recognised by the public, however, with those that actually have the condition it is very hard to detect as they do not know they have it and come out with stupid statements like the above and think that it is normal behaviour.

    what a sad world we live in when idiots like these are allowed to talk. let alone be paid silly amounts of money for being allowed to talk

    Vote Blue you know it makes sense!!!!

  8. May 3, 2017 2:37 pm

    why am i not seeing this clip? in fact i get a number of emails from this site which has a title but nothing in the body. very frustrating. this time i got the title of the piece and the following but no clip and no link to another page so i could see the clip……..QUOTE: We have no words, so the words are left to our editor’s favourite broadcast journalist, who handled this MP very well yesterday. Lets send this clip viral and hope that he loses his seat next month!:UNQUOTE

    • Justin Greenwood permalink
      May 3, 2017 2:52 pm

      clip worked okay for me

  9. May 3, 2017 4:50 pm

    weird, i can see other videos otherwise i would have said was something in my settings

    • May 4, 2017 4:31 am

      Mine just says –
      This video can’t be embedded.
      Watch on Facebook · Learn More”

      Seems to go ok on Fakebook tho.

      or –

      From –


      Here is the full transcript of the exchange:

      Victoria Derbyshire: “There are plenty (of people) who are still being reassessed with permanent degenerative conditions.

      Richard Graham: “Yes, some conditions do degenerate, some stabilise, occasionally some do get better. It’s a mixed situation.”

      VD: “Which permanent degenerative condition gets better?

      RG: “Victoria, I’m not going to try and get into an argument about specific conditions here.”

      VD: “It’s not an argument. You just said some get better and I’m asking you which permanent degenerative conditions get better?”

      RG: “Let’s get back to the overall facts…”

      VD: “Is that because there isn’t a permanent degenerative condition that gets better? Quote, unquote.”

      RG: “They key thing about Pip, is that actually more people are getting the top level and more of them are getting help with mobility, more of them are getting help with their daily allowance than used to be the case with DLA (Disability Living Allowance).

      “There are problems – administratively – on it, but to try and make the case that Pip is not working for a great deal of people I think is over-stressing it.”


      Tho it doesn’t say if the Atos-BBC fake news let him get away with changing the subject.

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