But Grayling went the extra mile, because he cares. You see the Ministry Of Justice has oversight of the appeals and have seen the ballooning costs. Their idea for reducing those costs were to give claimants as much information as possible about the appeals process so it can all be done quickly and with convenience for everyone. So they made a little video. But Chris Grayling wants to reduce costs(and embarrassment) by reducing the number of people even trying to appeal. So for our own good, he had this Ministry Of Justice video removed from their YouTube channel.
The key facts Chris Grayling wants to suppress are:
1. You are twice as likely to win if you turn up to an appeal in person.
2. You are even more likely to win if someone who knows you or Citizens Advice comes to support you.
3. The way these odds add up, alongside the huge number of ESA claimants still in the Assessment Phase means the system is rigged against claimants. It was denied by Atos and the DWP that there were any targets for finding people 'fit for work' and Malcolm Harrington dismissed the idea saying he found no evidence for it. Details of the Atos contract with the DWP have since leaked and there is an implicit target.
Evidence continues to pile up that ministers are allergic to the truth.