What was it Boris said about a return to a Victorian era? The workhouse beckons as the Coalition considers an extra £25 billion of benefits cuts. Have to pay for those tax cuts before the next election somehow.
"Cameron considers a further £25bn in welfare cuts Such a move would be unfair and unsustainable.
By Samira Shackle Published 16 May 2012 9:09 . David Cameron barely makes a speech without referring to hardworking people who “do the right thing” and don’t claim benefits. This language implies that claimants are, by default, doing the wrong thing – a convenient position given unprecedented cuts to the welfare budget.
While the government has already indicated an £18bn reduction in welfare spending by 2014, it is being reported that the Prime Minister is looking at plans that would see a further £25bn in cuts.
The proposals have been drawn up in a policy paper for David Cameron and are understood to have come from Steve Hilton, No 10’s outgoing policy chief....................."