Wednesday, 1 June 2011

TF1 News wants to interview you

TF1 News, leading French television, is doing an news piece for its weekly prime time news programme on the Incapacity Benefit Reassessment.

Plans to reassess people who receive incapacity benefit to check if they are "fit for work" started last month. The first letters were sent out asking some of the 1.6 million incapacity benefit claimants to submit to reassessments.

Charities have voiced concerns that the test for people on incapacity benefit is unfair.

We would like, with your help, to meet film and interview people who had Work Capability Assessments and were refused the Incapacity Benefit. Preferably in London or Greater London.

The aim of the story is to explain our viewers this news system and its impact on disabled people.

TF1 is France’s premier broadcasting network and broadcasts to some 500,000 Britons currently living in France.

Regular correspondence from our British viewers highlights their interests in and demand for information on the UK, which we provide. Furthermore, there are approximately 300,000 French people living in London, around 400,000 in the UK as a whole. In addition, TF1 broadcasts globally to the French speaking world (Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Switzerland and North African countries).

It has frequently been noted that the London bureau of TF1 promotes, through its balance and professional reporting, many positive aspects and developments within the UK to our worldwide audience.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Gaetan Lecointe
News Producer
TF1 News  French TV
Michelle House
45-46 Berners Street

London W1T 3NE
Tel :                   +44 (0) 20 7636 8507      
Mobile:             +44 (0) 77 8530 3164     


fourbanks said...

Another good blog. Well everyone here knows my views and if I've said it once I'll say it again the government wont stop until the bitter end or until someone goes into a job centre plus or a ATOS medical and set's fire to themselves in the same way that the Tunisian Mohammed Bouazizi did or gets a shotgun out in the case of Derrick Bird and until then the government led by David Cameron will continue to destroy the lives of as many sick and disabled people as possible in whatever way they can and by making sure that the deaths will go unnoticed or if they are noticed he or the government wont get the blame at a latter date when the death toll stacks up

I have sent a email to the teams at panorama who are our only hope to watchdog and to Dominic Littlewood to ask them to monitor this blog and to take whatever steps that are necessary to bring the government to account and that all deaths be recorded where an injustice has taken place so that at a latter date justice can be served on the government and all of those involved at the DWP /ATOS / the government along with all the ministers who brought about a range of policy's that led to the early deaths of a vulnerable the sick and disabled group of people

Anonymous said...

FRENCH TF1 News wants to interview us ?
Wants to wash his hands who feels them dirty ?

Anonymous said...

Here's TF1 News story: