An ignorant Conservative councillor has attacked an opponent
in the Labour Party for tweeting an entirely appropriate comparison
between Iain Duncan Smith and Adolf Hitler.
Yes, Cllr Ashley Dearnley, leader of the Conservative group in
Rochdale – it was perfectly appropriate for North Middleton Cllr Chris
Furlong to tweet a picture of Hitler above one of Iain Duncan Smith and
imply that the Conservatives may be responsible for the deaths of more
disabled people than the Nazi leader – that is what the figures suggest.
Remember, the reference to the killing of 70,000 disabled people by
Nazis is compared with only 81,040 people who died in only just over two
years under Duncan Smith’s Conservative policies.We don’t have the full figures yet.
Mr Dearnley can’t say that Conservative Government policy has not led to any deaths because we have the case of Michael O’Sullivan to prove that it has.
Not only that, but north London coroner Mary Hassall’s report,
blaming Tory policy for Mr O’Sullivan’s suicide, was filed in January
2014, meaning that the Tory Government’s protestations, throughout the
summer, that there is no causal link between Mr Duncan Smith’s policies
and the deaths of claimants, is proved to be a lie