21st Century Wire says…
A disturbing number of these stories are continuing to crop up. It seems like a week doesn’t go by with at least one of these austerity suicides making the headlines.
Father of three Benjamin McDonald, 34, recently had his benefits cut by the British Department for Work and Pensions due to the imposition of austerity measures in the UK. As a result of this, he found himself facing eviction.
McDonald, who had also been suffering from depression for 11 years, was subsequently found hanging in fields in Nelson, Lancashire.
Austerity cuts are really proving to be deadly for the UK, as 21WIRE reported earlier in the year when a retired gardener killed himself after his local council relentlessly pursued him for £800 ($1226) which local government claims to have overpaid him!
The cuts are also attacking funding for healthcare, which is going to leave people without funding for drugs they need to survive.
Where is Britain’s answer to the killer cuts? Our condolences go out to McDonald’s three children and family.
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Father killed himself after his benefits were cut and he was threatened with eviction
A father-of-three killed himself after his benefits were cut and he was threatened with eviction.
Benjamin McDonald, 34, who had suffered from depression for 11 years, was found hanging in the fields where he played as a child in Nelson, Lancashire, an inquest heard.
Mr McDonald’s sister Mickayla Carr told an inquest in Burnley, Lancs that her brother – who was found dead in November last year – was a “happy-go-lucky” person who doted on his five-year-old daughter.
East Lancashire coroner Richard Taylor, referring to a written statement from Ms Carr, said: “Something must have happened to make him behave the way he did.
“He had so much more to live for, especially his relationship with his daughter who he lived for. She meant the world to him.
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