disabled people by the Nazis, alongside a reference to 81,040 disabled people having died in a little over two years under the Tory government. It added: Where found fit for work... IDS beats Hitler. Probe: The tweet
comparing Iain Duncan Smiths policies to Hitlers The 81,040 figure refers to the total number of people who died while claiming three types of incapacity benefit between December 2011 and February 2014. Many of those death
s were from natural causes. Of those people, just over 2,500 had been declared fit for work at
the time they died . Richard Farnell, Labour leader of Rochdale council, told the MEN yesterday: “I have referred this to the chief whip to investigate.” It is understood members of the council’s Labour group had already been warned not to post inflammatory messages on social media, particularly as tensions mount in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn ’s victory. A spokesman for the Conservative party said: “This should be treated with the disdain it deserves. The truth is that on average over the last year 1,600 more people were in work every day, bringing the n
umber of people in a job to a new record of 30.9 million. Coun Furlong said the tweet referred to government figures showing the number of people who had died within a fortnight of coming off incapacity benefit or employment support allowance. People are dying because of policies installed by IDS and most of the media is ignoring it. I am just highlighting the governments figures and giving them an historical comparison, he said.