When in doubt, bash a beneficiary
You have the lowest unemployment rate in 25 years, you are being seen as PC fags by the population, your popularity is sagging, you need to do something symbolic to look tough, you’ve already suggested increasing the drinking age to 20 – what can you do? Bash beneficiaries of course! Even the old ones Bomber? Yes – especially the old ones!
Job search compulsory for welfare beneficiaries
Unemployed people will be required to undertake a job search programme if they want to claim a benefit, under changes to the welfare system.
Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope yesterday announced the shake-up, saying the expectations being placed on beneficiaries were reasonable.
"It's not a stick approach."
Those aged over 60 and their partners aged over 55 will be work tested.