This is a powerful article from the Telegraph. Of course, it very much depends upon your viewpoint and whether you are on benefit. It’s an important read. Check it out!
via Half a million people have benefits suspended in welfare crackdown – Telegraph.
Just like the example of Russia, it is questionable whether sanctions ever achieve their objective.
These sanctions on benefits recipients are designed to encourage people to find jobs. The system doesn’t respect education, skills or qualifications – it’s driven by statistics – it would be happy to see all the unemployed stacking shelves at their local supermarket.
The Labour MP, Frank Field correctly asks ‘what happens to the people who are denied benefits?’
If the Tories win the next election, will George Osborne reintroduce the ‘poor house?