An End to a Life on Benefits

I see David Cameron has pledged that, if the Conservatives are returned to power in May, he will bring an end to a life on benefits. What, another one?

It was recently revealed that the rate of suicides under the current punishing regime of austerity is growing apace (six thousand, two hundred and thirty-three people aged over fifteen killed themselves in 2013, a four percent increase on the previous year, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics). Meanwhile, thanks to Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare ‘reforms’, the lives of a number of vulnerable people who were dependent upon benefits have already been brought to a premature end. The recent case of retired gardener Malcolm Burge comes readily to mind but there have been a number of other untimely deaths thanks to the misery inflicted by the current administration – not least through the hated bedroom tax.

Still, Cameron did promise radical solutions to our economic woes and there’s no denying that this is an unconventional and effective approach to eliminating poverty and unemployment in the UK…

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About Fles

Early middle-aged (oh yes I am!), no longer long-haired but still speccy and decidedly still an increasingly opinionated git. I’m basically a believer in individualism, that everybody has their own perspective and inner-beauty. I try to find humour in every situation. I enjoy reading and writing poetry.
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