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Labour are not going to like his comments:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4325664.stm

Going out to work cures stress and depression much more effectively than watching daytime TV at home, says Work and Pensions Secretary David Blunkett.

why was this not delivered at the party conference last week? Would have been nice to see him lynched!

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Labour are not going to like his comments:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4325664.stm

why was this not delivered at the party conference last week? Would have been nice to see him lynched!

Fact is , he is right. I also believe the vast majoity of this country agree with him. However, unless something is done to cut down on he spongers (not the genuine sufffers that have NO option to work, not just moaning about a sore wrist or something). Alas the pinko softie left will always shout loudest, and therefore it is only thier voice that is heard. Good on him, if he actually manages to achieve cutting down on our disgraceful benefits system.

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Labour are not going to like his comments:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4325664.stm

why was this not delivered at the party conference last week? Would have been nice to see him lynched!

after seeing his antics on A VERY SOCIAL SECRETARY you'd think he would hang his head in shame.this is

the guy who gets disability benefits far in excess of most other disabled people,on top of his huge salary.just as well he has friends in high places to get him back into the cabinet.

you'd think he'd be all sh@gged out with all his extra marital activities.

should be on incapacity himself blubbing on national TV because he got dumped and found out he'd been on the fiddle,clear sign of depression !

:blink::blink::unsure:

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after seeing his antics on A VERY SOCIAL SECRETARY you'd think he would hang his head in shame.this is

the guy who gets disability benefits far in excess of most other disabled people,on top of his huge salary.just as well he has friends in high places to get him back into the cabinet.

you'd think he'd be all sh@gged out with all his extra marital activities.

should be on incapacity himself blubbing on national TV because he got dumped and found out he'd been on the fiddle,clear sign of depression !

:blink::blink::unsure:

You forgot to mention his "redundancy" package of about £17k. Blunkett is a sh*t, plain and simple. Why on earth anyone would have sympathy for a man who did his outright best to take away civil liberties and go down the path of id cards is beyond me.

Very disappointed to see him in the cabinet again.

Rant over.

:rolleyes:

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Crackers benefits? Sure the genuinely sick and dead - I mean people not able to work - will continue to be able to claim dead-persons tax credit ok.

It'll suck. The people who are most adept at playing the system will continue to abuse it. The people who can't will be forced to get .... oh yeah what jobs are there for people?

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It will be interesting to see how all this works out.

I think a lot of HPCers have felt that the UK's true unemployment rate has been hidden by shunting people onto incapacity benefit - I think the latest figures said 2.7 million people are officially incapacitated (10% or so of our working population!!!). :blink:

We might find there is suddenly a much higher unemployment rate than our current low (but rising) levels. It might force a few more people out of their comfort zones and make them ask themselves whether the UK economy is actually as healthy as they thought (just before they took that five times income mortgage).

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As the economy continues to unwind, the govt is gonna have to take more extreme measures to reduce public spending, so I'd guess that (at the highest levels at least) there'll be much support for any measure that can rein in the spending on benefits; 'Labour' is not so left wing really, is it? But like any other govt, they end up being driven by events (which are really more the product of the forces of global capitalism - govts can only tinker at the edges). Still, anything that reduces system-abuse is fine by me..

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