Half a million people have benefits suspended in welfare crackdown – Telegraph

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?

One response

  1. Dr Alf asks if the Government ,if re-elected will introduce the Poor House and Frank Field MP wants to know what happens to sanctioned benefit recipients when commonsense should have told him the answer.
    A few sanctioned benefit recipients go for crisis loans and attend foodbanks,others engage in shoplifting and drug dealing plus dealing in scrap metal to make ends meet.
    The truly desperate beg or pester friends and relatives to bail them out or if they were on Universal Credit or Housing Benefit they get behind with their rent thus forcing landlords to evict them and never want to rent to a benefit recipient again.
    A proportion find jobs or if they were working in the black economy already,simply spend more time in it.
    This allows the Government to lower the claimant count and treat these people as “employed” when in fact they are nothing of the kind.

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