Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Petition against Puritan Pseudoscience

In April I carried a story The New Salem Witch Trials about the British Department of Social Security putting in lie detector tests for claimants. Pseudoscience pandering to the Puritan theory that it is better that a hundred starve than one undeserving claimant gets any relief.

Angela Murphy in Britain has organized an e-petition against it.. and I heartily recommend anyone who has British citizenship or residency to sign up for it.
As she says
"There are many people with learning disabilities, mental health problems, elderly people and their carers (who already save the state billions of pounds by forming a pool of cheap care) who will be subject to this...
Sign a petition against it
(remember to click the link in the confirmation email they send to you otherwise your signing will not be registered)"

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