Welfare to Work Doesn’t Work

tory-cuts-tshirtMy blood pressure creeps up a couple more digits with every headline about benefits scroungers and “getting Britain back to work”. As Laurie Penny writes in The New Statesman

“In a time of soaring joblessness, encouraging an underpaid or unemployed person to seek work by removing their benefits is rather like encouraging a desert traveller to find an oasis by setting them on fire.You cannot simply bully people into jobs that aren’t there.”

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