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How The TUC Always Planned To Abandon Out of Work Benefit Claimants

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I said something similar HERE (Better than Nothing?)

I have als0 always advocated that socialists are not very good at explaining the failings of capitalism and the benefits to the working man of socialism.

And here the TUC highlight that proposition admirably; argue the damned case and don’t allow popular opinion, cultivated by politicians and the media to take the high ground.

the void

boycott-workfare-real-jobsThe TUC’s shameful support of workfare may be part of a deliberate strategy of trying to win support for the welfare state by abandoning those they believe people see as the ‘undeserving poor’.

Towards the end of last year the TUC invited disability and anti-poverty charities to a one day conference called Winning on Welfare.  The real reason for this misnamed vol-au-vent munching session however was to discuss the terms of surrender as the TUC announced they planned to focus their support for social security on working claimants only.  They were quite candid about the reasons for this, a document accompanying the event explained:

“We must understand that the government has majority support for its general approach and that there is very strong support for some changes such as the benefit cap … People think that the current system is unfair as they think there is too much abuse and…

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Written by Smiling Carcass

03/09/2014 at 7:53 AM

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