UK: Twin brothers found hanging from the same tree after welfare benefits stopped


Twin brothers were found hanging from the same tree in Greater Manchester within months of their benefits being axed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), it has been reported.

Manchester Evening News reports that Neil and Paul Micklewright were found by a dog walker in Urmston at about 8.40am on 31 July 2018.

Suicide notes were found “neatly laid out” on a table.

FULL article HERE


5 Comments Add yours

  1. J♡ says:

    How sad. My heart goes out to their family and to the poor dog walker who had to witness such a tragedy.

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    1. Stephen says:

      Thanks J. I know. It’s difficult to read this stuff but it’s a reality for so many people in the UK now. And I imagine in the US too.

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      1. J♡ says:

        Yes, you are right; and I think it probably occurs more often than we actually hear about.

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  2. This is too much. There is a film called ‘I Daniel’ That I watched recently dealing with the trails and tribulations of the job centre and such. Heart breaking stuff, I myself am on benefits since being diagnosed in 2016. It’s a rough road, that the fat cats just don’t understand:(

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    1. Stephen says:

      I know it’s horrible to say the least. I had my stint on benefits with M.E.. The DWP aka government do not care about us! It finally sank in when I saw the lengths they went to to manipulate my last PIP assessment in an effort to force me off benefits. The assessor failed to turn up at my house 3 times with no notice or letter. Then they said that I’d need to re-apply even though I was home and available for assessment each time.

      There are people out there who are more vulnerable than I was (and I was really distressed by my experience of the DWP). So it’s no wonder people are taking their lives over this. The little money the DWP gives people is the difference between a home and homelessness for many.

      It’s one of the reasons I started this blog. The system we live under – that we call ‘normal life’ – is anything but normal, good or healthy. For our collective sanity we need to start changing it. because as you say, it’s designed to make fat cats fatter, not to look after everyday citizens.

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