Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Stop attacking the unemployed
Jobseeker's allowance (JSA) for someone aged under 25 is £56.80 a week. According to the prime minster, this is too much and it will be set to zero if a Conservative majority is returned at the next election
Quite how the 1 million plus people on job seekers are meant to cope, the Prime Minister doesn't explain.
No one seems to care - after all already people have their benefits sanctioned - a posh word for stopped - on the flimsiest of reasons and are meant to live on fresh air.
It is no wonder the Conservatives opposed human rights legislation - how can it be right to treat under 25ss as somehow lesser citizens. It is an outrage.
I find it difficult to understand how anyone can think £56.80 is enough to live on, it isn't. In fact the very low level of job seekers allowance makes it more difficult to look for work. Car broken, need a new suit, tough. Fridge broken, partner left you with debts, can't afford the rent, we can't help.
This is going on today in the UK, the 6th richest country in thew world.
Posted by Caracatus at 09:28