The idea of stopping whole families sponging off benefits is old, implementation long overdue. I watched Freud, some new minister-donkey on a couple of programmes yesterday, and heard him puking very old lines, including some Nulabour drivel about job advisors working with clients on a personal basis. Most of the places I visit have their Swamp or Everglades, but very few have reasonable jobs available for anyone, let alone the kind of human gunk Gadget describes to a ‘T’. I’m not in Wiltshire much, but it would be interesting to know whether there are real jobs available there. If so, it would indicate very real problems in interesting our Swamp and Everglades tribes in working.
What we have quite a lot of up North is sweat shops, paying half the minimum wage to people on benefits and illegals. I haven’t come across anyone complaining they can’t recruit, other than spivs running timeshare-like scams. It may be different near Swindon. Its much easier for me to find work down South. I just find myself wondering just what kind of employment our Evergladers could handle. I see no signs of any such jobs on offer. It’s easy to think that work discipline might get them out of bed more often, help stop them thieving, make them shower more often and show at least some respect for others and gain something to lose. The ones I meet, for book research, are far too hopeless to work in any situation where employers have a choice. You rather run a man light than be handicapped with any of this lot.
This ConDem stuff looks like hot air to me. I’ve heard it before. Very sadly, I think its more likely to breed a new species of homeless, potential violent crooks – vagrants in the old sense. It’s also going to take benefit income off many who will steal to replace it. I see none of it getting to the real disabled.
I hope I’m wrong, but I feel Toxteth in my waters. This Government is as out of it as Nulabour and is only playing with spreadsheets rather than working practical plans out. The real pain will start soon and we will see more of the organised bricks of anarchy. The Met has already set up a demonstration of how dated ‘softly-softly low profile’ is and killed-off one ACC’s career (was this planned too?). They were mostly students, not a patch on the local fusiliers who will riot in the not too distant future. ConDem’s Freud seemed to admit to 5 million not working who could. Another million are about to join them. Telling them being jobless is their own fault and beating down their benefits and dignity in JobCentre Plus may raise a hornets’ nest to fever pitch.
Decimation meant killing every tenth soldier to encourage the others. We are going to need cops. Are they being primed in this manner? We need the jobs before we can force people into them. In Burnley, the situation is so bad they have rogue gang-masters and below minimum wage jobs, more than suggesting there are no real jobs on offer. We need new solutions, not this clapped out drivel, even though it contains the easy to agree with aspects of trying to stop the benefit frauds.