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No. of current migrants on benefits known to have cheated the system: 180. No. of MPs in last parlt. who cheated expenses: 389. That is all.
I will help clean up and I have donated to those affected, but I will not condemn local kids who have been utterly failed by the rest of us.
A welfare state that will increasingly provide no welfare, a judicial system that is arbitrary and political and a violent, corrupt police
McAlpine gets (wrongly) accused of something, and in one fell swoop can have dozens of people swatted down in recompense. That's privilege.
We have a 'free' media with no recourse when it simply makes things up and a 'democratic' government enacting huge changes nobody voted for
People slog their guts out for £12K a year. It is not possible by any coherent definition of the word to "earn" 350x that amount.
Great @zoesqwilliams column on yesterday's court ruling (and what it does and doesn't address) http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/12/poundland-ruling-work-programme …
Reverse humblebrag: Good luck to everyone getting results! I did pretty well in mine, went to a good university and am now unemployable.
Imagine how much *more* awesome Team GB would be at swimming and cycling if young people could swim cheaply and cycle safely.
Why don't we give the looters a chance to hand back what they took, like when the MPs accidentally stole all that money...?
"I can trace my family back to the Anglo-Saxons". Well piss off back to Jutland then you clown.
How dare David Laws - greasy, fraudulent, unprincipled liar that he is - presume to speak for "every single person in Britain" re: deficit?
Wow, think what the Labour lead would be if they actually opposed austerity instead of just hanging around for a vulture-like election win?
So remind me again: why are we so desperate to cling to this deeply unsatisfactory system? So we can choose what colour car to buy?
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