Tonight's TV Choice: Dispatches: Britain on BenefitsBy Hugh Fort
February 25, 2013
Dispatches: Britain on Benefits
Dispatches is a good documentary show, it's sometimes a bit silly and sensational, like the ludicrous programme about recreational drugs in football when a "Premiership star" turned out to be a bloke no-one had ever heard of who played for Fulham's reserves.
In this one, wheelchair basketball player Ade Adepitan looks at the Government's cuts to the Disability Living Allowance and what it means to people.
Misery, I imagine.
He speaks to a range of people including disabled workers, paralympians and former soldiers left disabled due to injury about what will happen when the benefit is cut.
While there are bound to be people out there claiming for either mild or fictitious disabilities who should be rooted out and stopped, you do worry that some people are going to be left penniless and alone by these changes.