The Victorians knew a thing or two about benefit cheats

Peter Beresford

We are told that Mr Cameron is ‘waging war on benefit cheats‘. Currently that seems to mean attacking people like Ms X. In her 50s, caring for her adult daughter, she worked all her life until made redundant. Now with a physical impairment and life limiting condition, following one of the Department of Work and Pension’s own medical assessments, she has had her Employment Support Allowance (ESA) stopped and can expect to lose her housing benefit.

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2 Responses to “The Victorians knew a thing or two about benefit cheats”

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  2. maddy bernard Says:

    Yes, i do believe we are heading back to the good old days, when the poor and sick finished up on the street corner begging, or selling matches, and the ultimate degradation of the work house (let me see what would be the 21st century version) oh yes maybe a placement in a hostel for the homeless, or a cardboard box under the arches, i wishe i was joking. This so called reform will cause so much pain to so many people, i’m sure the suicide rate for the sick and disabled and their carers will rise dramatically, but then maybe that’s part of the plan, the ultimate cost-cutting reform that dare not speak it’s name…….

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