As for very ill people being found fit for work, I couldn't help but notice that the government were kind-of telling the story through their (now withdrawn) case study leaflets.
Welfare Weekly unearthed the tale of a fictional ESA claimant called Zac.
Photo credit: DWP via Welfare Weekly
We get it. He's on ESA and he's ill enough to require hospital care.
Later in the week The Guardian found the same stock photo man in a different leaflet; this one promoting JSA sanctions.
Photo credit: DWP via Guardian
So I guess the story the DWP is trying to tell is that Zac originally claimed ESA, but then he was found fit for work and turfed onto JSA? Presumably his illness was why he didn't participate in Mandatory Work Activity or apply for a job.
Given the extremely high number of people who've died after being found fit for work - and the fact that the DWP like to make case study leaflets for "illustrative purposes only" - I'm guessing that somewhere in the DWP office there's another leaflet featuring Zac to explain what happens to ill people when they're found fit for work. And I'm assuming it looks a lot like this:
Photo credit: Template and Zac's photo by DWP, text by me
Of course; they don't need the fictional Zac to tell the story of what happens when they could hand out leaflets telling the real story of people who died fit for work. Like Moira Drury or Linda Wootton.
DWP employees: aspiring Harold Shipmans! pic.twitter.com/naqAgZNcRt— Sheila Scoular (@sheilascoular) August 27, 2015