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‘It makes *this* much sense’
‘Reintroducing fairness to the welfare system’ – introducing means-testing in order to dismantle the welfare system.
‘Fairness’ – discriminating against people.
‘Creating a system based on fairness’ – ignoring need, in favour of targets.
‘Work experience’ – unpaid labour.
‘Fit to work’ – somebody suffering from an incapacitating condition, whose heart still beats.
‘Tough’ – punitive.
‘Tough but fair’ – punitive and arbitrary.
‘Employment Support Allowance’ – financial support for people incapable of retaining employment due to illness/disability.
‘Unconditional support’ – strictly conditional support.
‘Scrounger’ – somebody who is poor.
‘Hardworking people’ – people on very high salaries, such as company executives.
‘Striver’ – somebody who works for a low salary, and who doesn’t object to a pay cut. Alternatively, somebody who works for a high salary, and who doesn’t object to a pay rise.
‘Skiver’ – somebody who is temporarily too ill to work…
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