I can be a bit thick sometimes – I believe it’s called being ‘tup’ round these parts. But perhaps I’m doing myself a bit of an injustice. Maybe you are the same - for ages you know something but you don’t really KNOW it, and then suddenly out of the blue it clicks.
Ever since the coalition got in, like every fairminded person I’ve been anti the attack on people who are on benefits. Yes of course there are the odd ones who do cheat the system, but as I’ve said before there are thousands upon thousands having who have no choice.
The Tories (with their little LapdogDems following them) have created division between what they have called strivers and skivers – one of the oldest political tricks in the book So they decide that the benefits bill is too high and IDS gets the task of putting forward a plan to reduce it. He comes up with one which basically means the innocent poor end up paying for the guilty rich.
Yes, I know you know all this but I’m getting there! This morning I had that Eureka moment – creating jobs or cutting benefits? ACHIEVE BOTH!!!! More jobs means less on benefits – the simplicity is intoxicating.
So why aren’t the government doing this?
Answers on a postcard …