Tag: welfare

More Please, Faster!

Half of those claiming unemployment benefits would prefer to lose their handouts than do a stint of unpaid work. Figures show that 20 per cent of those ordered to take part in four-week community projects stop claiming immediately… Then, what…

Hey! Leave My Reserve Of Protected Species Alone!

Matthew Pennycook (Labour councillor in the London Borough of Greenwich and a trustee of the Fair Pay Network) on the government’s awfully ‘unfair’ ideas about social housing: If the coalition government, ostensibly wedded to the creation of “sustainable, inclusive, mixed…

Right’s right, right?

A single woman living in the United Kingdom at taxpayers’ expense has delivered a baby who was conceived through IVF paid for by taxpayers. I wish the baby well. I wish its mother either paid employment or a substantial surprise legacy…