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The death of Paul Reekie.

What: Paul Reekie, who took his own life, left no suicide note but had laid out two letters from the Department for Work and Pensions that had notified him that his housing benefit and incapacity benefit were being stopped.

Why significant: His death was one of the first to spark concerns from disabled activists about the harm being caused by the WCA and the move to ESA, and it led to the formation of the influential grassroots campaign of disabled activists, the Black Triangle campaign.


'The “lost genius” of Paul Reekie',The Scotsman, 2011
'Claim welfare reforms drove writer Paul Reekie to suicide', BTC, 2012