FORMER commando Gordon Lang has been told he should get back to work – despite having terminal cancer.
Amputee Gordon, 62, was already in dispute with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) after they forced the Falklands and Northern Ireland veteran to sign on to Jobseeker’s Allowance.
But the ex-marine was left feeling ‘betrayed’ after saying he told a government work programme about his cancer diagnosis, only to receive a response saying: ‘When you feel fit and ready for work we look forward to working with you to find a suitable job.’
Mr Lang, who has not been told how long he has to live, said: ‘I feel not only betrayed but criminalised for being ill. I’ve been at work since I was 10 years old – that’s 50 years in the work place. If I hadn’t lost my leg I’d still be at work now.”
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