The true state of dependency exists in the fragile world of work

Keith as always hits the nail on the head concerning the ‘true state of dependency’.

Fear and loathing in Great Britain

27_august_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,191

Thursday 27 August 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

In his recent speech on work, health and disability Iain Duncan Smith made a great many extravagant claims, not least the following regarding what you supposedly inherited from Labour in 2010:

*    nearly one in five households had no one working;
*    the number of households where no one had ever worked had nearly doubled;
*    1.4 million people had been on benefits for most of the previous decade.
*    And where close to half of all households in the social rented sector had no one in work.

The full transcript of the speech was published by the think tank ‘Reform’ and, as we’ve come to expect from Smith, not a single reference link was provided for what looks, to these tired eyes, like extremely extravagant claims. I shall pursue a Freedom of Information…

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