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Today’s Britain: where the poor are forced to steal or beg from food banks | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free | The Guardian
“Hunger will tame the fiercest animals,” wrote Townsend in support of his welfare reforms. “It will teach decency and civility, obedience and subjection … it is only hunger which can spur and goad the poor on to labour.”
poverty  unemployment  welfare  benefits  sanctions  punishment  coercion  crime  austerity  IDS  DuncanSmithIain  FreudDavid  dctagged  dc:creator=ChakraborttyAditya  LawsDavid 
october 2014 by petej
BBC News - Iain Duncan Smith urges wealthy elderly to 'hand back' benefits
"We want to say to people, you're claiming unemployment benefit but you're actually in work paid for by the state: you're in work to find work. That's your job from now on: to find work."
work  welfare  benefits  unemployment  IDS  DuncanSmithIain  ToryParty  universalCredit 
april 2013 by petej

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