Casualties are still being reported. I’ve been speaking with the family of Eileen Morelle, who was found dead in her home, wearing a hat and coat. It seems that a piece of obstructive legislation got lodged in her head and she became unable to put on her heating. In addition to anxiety and an eating disorder, she also suffered from missed appointments with officials, due to being in intensive care. As a consequence, she experienced a suspension of benefits and this had an adverse effect on her ability to continue breathing. The Prime Minister repeated that she was squarely at the service of ordinary working-class people and quipped: ‘If you’re just about managing, I want to address you directly. You can have jam yesterday, and jam tomorrow, but never jam today.’ The coroner is expected to return a verdict of death by wounds.
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