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Thread #132102 Message #2987828
Posted By: Steve Shaw
16-Sep-10 - 05:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: Blind stupidity - TUC Congress
Subject: RE: BS: Blind stupidity - TUC Congress
"Labour created a lot of the problems we are faced with today, no one can dispute that."
Well I will dispute that. Every government and opposition in recent decades has to take its share of the blame. New Labour were merely continuing with the system of bank deregulation that Thatcher and Major espoused so enthusiastically (I don't know how Nigel Lawson and Norman Lament have got the gall to keep coming out to "commentate" on the current situation!), and I don't recall too many dissenting voices from the Tories during the good New Labour times when all their fat-cat City mates were feathering their nests.
"The benefits system in the UK is so abused, thankfully next month that will be pulled into line."
The real abuse of the benefits sytem is the fact that far more goes unclaimed, because the rules and the form-filling and the procedures you have to go through are so confusing and complicated, than is ever claimed fraudulently. It's bloody obvious who the chief rippers-off of the British people are, and it ain't a few dodgy benefits claimants, that's for sure.