Don’t worry, I haven’t gone all conspiracy theory loony on you. The video in question will only really be of interest to a small number of people, but the information in it will be very important to them and reassuring at a time when they’ll need to know that not all of the system is against them.
The Ministry of Justice put the video online in March. Then took it down a week later. According to Liberal Conspiracy–
Independent benefits expert Neil Bateman discovered that the video was taken down after employment minister Chris Grayling emailed the ministry complaining about, amongst other things, the fact that it told claimants:
-that they are twice as likely to win their appeal if they appear in person rather than having a paper hearing;
-that the DWP doesn’t normally send a representative to the hearing;
-to send additional evidence to the tribunal, when Grayling wants it sent to the DWP.
The video went up again earlier this week, and started receiving hits out of proportion to other MoJ productions. So it was taken down again.
It’s such a shame that people can copy videos and upload them themselves, isn’t it.
If you find this information useful don’t forget to send a little thank you note to the Ministry of Justice for producing it.