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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 03:44 AM
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16. There were economic considerations also
Britain was running at near full-employment in the early part of the Blair years. They wanted people off incapacity and into work to squeeze a bit more growth and tax receipts out of the economy. Of course it proved to be wishful thinking, and they were rightfully exposed for trying to bully the disabled off benefits.

The current Tory attitude is more of the "let's set them free by kicking the (wheel)chair out from under them."
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  -Incapacity benefit axed in four years: All payouts to go in crackdown on workshy Hopeless Romantic  Jun-15-10 10:41 AM   #0 
  - Ah, the balanced reporting of the Daily Fail  T_i_B   Jun-15-10 10:47 AM   #1 
  - And see this from the Torygraph  LeftishBrit   Jun-15-10 10:50 AM   #2 
  - Let's hope that a not insignificant number of Tory and Lib Dem MPs ...  non sociopath skin   Jun-15-10 11:07 AM   #3 
  - The Shape of Things To Come?  non sociopath skin   Jun-15-10 11:17 AM   #4 
  - I'm on incapacity benefit with mental health problems.  miscsoc   Jun-15-10 02:11 PM   #5 
  - The Department and Work and Pensions costings on Employment Support Allowance.  TheBigotBasher   Jun-15-10 05:06 PM   #6 
  - So were the Tory bastards those that introduced ESA?  TheBigotBasher   Jun-17-10 04:40 PM   #7 
  - Libcon seems to be following in New Labour's footsteps  Anarcho-Socialist   Jun-18-10 04:13 AM   #8 
  - Actually that was something Thatcher would not stand for.  TheBigotBasher   Jun-18-10 06:06 PM   #11 
  - The thing that first alerted me to the fact that Tony was a Tory...  LeftishBrit   Jun-18-10 09:39 AM   #9 
  - "The idea is to replace them with a single Work Programme offering support for the jobless."  realcrookswearsuits   Jun-18-10 04:47 PM   #10 
  - Ah, so THIS fellow is in the Cabinet:  Ken Burch   Jun-19-10 07:50 PM   #15 
  - Is the new government assuming that NO ONE is actually incapacitated?  Ken Burch   Jun-19-10 05:08 AM   #12 
     - No, They are trying to 'simplify' the system, and in the process toss as many people off benefits as  LeftishBrit   Jun-19-10 07:06 AM   #13 
        - Was there ever a widespread belief among ordinary voters in the UK  Ken Burch   Jun-19-10 07:48 PM   #14 
           - There were economic considerations also  Anarcho-Socialist   Jun-20-10 03:44 AM   #16 

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