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http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/17/nick-clegg-housing-benefit-cut-dropped

Nick Clegg blocks housing benefit cut for jobless

Reprieve for long-term unemployed with planned 10% benefit penalty to be dropped from welfare bill

You know they may as well not bother announcing any more cuts. They're just going to be emotionally blackmailed into doing nothing.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/17/nick-clegg-housing-benefit-cut-dropped

Nick Clegg blocks housing benefit cut for jobless

Reprieve for long-term unemployed with planned 10% benefit penalty to be dropped from welfare bill

You know they may as well not bother announcing any more cuts. They're just going to be emotionally blackmailed into doing nothing.

This is a minor change, which would have been an administrative headache, and was probably only put in so that it could be dropped as a concession. Worry about the bigger issues.

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This is a minor change, which would have been an administrative headache, and was probably only put in so that it could be dropped as a concession. Worry about the bigger issues.

So this is to be the only concession? (Didn't they already change another part of it?)

We could start a u turn list...

Public backlash forces Cameron into U-turn over sale of England's forests

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1357793/Government-U-turn-selling-forest-Public-backlash-halts-David-Cameron.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Long term Jobless are exactly who the cuts to housing benefit should fall on.

At least HB towards employed people GUARANTEES (although 9/10 im sure there LL would accept lower HB than no HB in the event of a cut) they stay in their area of work, at least it guarantees they put something back into the system.

Paying people who have no intention of working to live in a centre of employment like London is barmy.

Tell them youre entitled to shelter, just not an address of your choice. If you havent worked for more than 2 years the only housing the govt will offer you is somewhere cheap like burnley.

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And we want what? A government that ploughs ahead with big fights on minor issues?

I don't understand why "U-Turns" are considered so negative.

Surely reacting to public opinion is a good thing in principle.

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I don't understand why "U-Turns" are considered so negative.

Surely reacting to public opinion is a good thing in principle.

The court of public opinion is fluffy flannel usually pandering to the media. Which is full of vested interests.

Government should govern.

When something like the forest sell off gets 1/2 million signatures on a petition then maybe - but the HB cut? Which influential group of people decided that?

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The court of public opinion is fluffy flannel usually pandering to the media. Which is full of vested interests.

Government should govern.

When something like the forest sell off gets 1/2 million signatures on a petition then maybe - but the HB cut? Which influential group of people decided that?

Successive Governments don't govern they are career politicians who are all out short termist 'popularity seekers' who stumble from one failed project to another (blame it on the last Govt whilst saying nothing in opposition) to keep themselves in power whilst filling their pockets as fast as possible.

We even have pocket filling dictators appearing like Blair - who overrode the general population concensus that invasion of Iraq was wrong and he was acting on lies!

Blair is such a downright pocket filling thief that, on leaving Downing Street he stole nearly a dozen watches, signed guitars worth tens of thousands and a load of other stuff that he was meant to pay for which were 'gifts' which belonged to the UK State.

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Blair is such a downright pocket filling thief that, on leaving Downing Street he stole nearly a dozen watches, signed guitars worth tens of thousands and a load of other stuff that he was meant to pay for which were 'gifts' which belonged to the UK State.

And the bliar's expenses were all shredded so no one can ever know how much he got.

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And the bliar's expenses were all shredded so no one can ever know how much he got.

I wonder who it was exactly, who ordered/ allowed that to happen. It would have had to have been a civil servant who signed it off. There must be a way of establishing precisely who gave the ok.

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