The Coalition leaders,the Government front bench team of David Cameron, George Osborne and Danny Alexander are probably still laughing,at the lack of opposition from Labour, to their attack, in the autumn budget statement, on the most disadvantaged stratum of the working class, those of working age on state benefits, says Barry Biddulph.
George Osborne defined the rules of the parliamentary game: ‘Fairness is about being fair to the person who leaves home every morning to go to work and see’s their neighbour still asleep, living a life on benefits’. This is classic divide and rule strategy; victimize and stigmatize the poor. Blame the reserve army of workers, forced to be ready to provide cheap labour for any kind of job, even if one was available. Read the rest of this entry »