Who Benefits? The Welfare State and the Middle Classes

Excellent piece!!


The following was written by Sean Hodges | @Howdiddly

It’s been said that the name “benefits,” when used to refer to the British welfare system, is misleading. Actually, it’s a blatant attempt at political propaganda. Since coming to power in 2010 as part of the coalition, the Conservatives have launched an all-out attack on the social security system that they claim is costing the UK so much money. This attack is undoubtedly the cause of immense suffering amongst the poorer and more vulnerable members of the British population, and as of August of this year it has been revealed that thousands of people have died after their welfare payments were stopped. (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/27/thousands-died-after-fit-for-work-assessment-dwp-figures)

Despite this, there are still a lot of people in the United Kingdom who believe all too easily the stories of “benefits scroungers,” feckless poor people who are too silly to manage their finances. Not like…

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