(not satire – it’s Cameron and co!)
There’s nothing wrong with expecting long-term unemployed people to get a job – provided they’re fit enough to work.
But it must be a real job with real wages.
Workfare on the other hand is just the state paying the (very meagre) wages of people who are being forced to work for big companies like McDonald’s for free.
McDonald’s does very well out of it for sure but both the taxpayer and the unemployed lose out in a big way.
And workfare actually increases unemployment because let’s face it, why on earth would companies pay more wages to employ more people when they can get staff for free courtesy of the taxpayer?
So why do Cameron and co like workfare so much?
Could it be because it’s actually a modern form of fagging:
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Joe Ohara said:
So as we suspected the closet fascist Cameron has decided to come out. Wondered why he’s been supporting IDS. Same feeding club.
Fagging often involved physical and sexual abuse. As I happen to be on the Work Programme at the moment I’m kind of hoping that the same won’t be true as far as workfare goes if I end up sentenced to it!