The most recent squeeze is the governments aim at dealing with a deficit sourced by the wealthy and, is to carry on penalising the poor for being poor. Presently they’re forming a plan to make the jobless carry out four week periods of mandatory unpaid work, or have their benefits stopped for up to three months.
Who would have believed that the workhouse, that notorious establishment affiliated with Victorian times and, which lives on in the composition of Charles Dickens, would inch its way closer to becoming reality once again in the 21st century?
At the present time, Jobseekers Allowance for adults over the age of 25 stands at £71.70 per week. For those under 25, it’s £56.80. Neither amount can by any stretch of the imagination be described as excessively high.
It’s the opposite, the current level of Jobseekers Allowance is not sufficient to pay for anything approaching what nearly all people in work would deem a proper standard of life and, nevertheless, since the general election, the ConDem alliance has centred an excessive quantity of awareness on criticising those receiving of Jobseekers Allowance, as well as those in receit of additional benefits, such as Incapacity and Housing Benefit.
This is done under the rubric of an extremely flexible explanation of the term progressive, one largely advertised by the Lib Dem, half of the union to fit in with how they like to look at themselves, even if according to current opinion polls barely anyone else does any longer.
As for the warped prism through which Tories consider society, this can merely be comprehended in terms of social division, in spite of objections to the contrary by Mr Cameron et al., this is a political party who’s enduring aim is the promotion in the interest of the wealthy and, big business at the expense of the poor and, the working class.
Unemployment is a traumatic experience and, the shame, social abuse, humiliation and monetary deprivation associated it, which flies in the face of the right wing ideas of people lazing about luxurious accommodation and, living it up.
The feeling of isolation can cause them to commit crimes, have stress related illnesses and, various other social and human illnesses and, yet in spite of this, the alliance plans on aggravating the situation, rather than alleviating it with attack after attack.