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Trial To Sanction Working Benefit Claimants Introduced

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Stop MP's subsidised canteen.

Stop MP's second home payments, make them stay in a travel lodge or alike.

Get rid of the house of lords, introduce internet voting for regionally elected persons.

Pensions and freebies for the over 65's like heating fuel allowance should be scrapped for a start.

Means test the state pension and tell all the people who spent 40 years paying their parent pensions to f'off.

Limit the over 65's to a maximum of 5 days NHS care, after that it's a property charge per night.

Give me an hour and I could dream up more cost saving schemes that will win over the under 65's. Cameron will come up with more to win over the over 65's.

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Good idea in theory, but unworkable.

Can see this ending up a bit like the university fees fiasco (i.e it ends up costing more than it saves).

You'll kill the handful of cottage industries that would have been successful and the rest will fail and have to sign back on. Plus the admin costs of policing this of course.

If implemented you'd also end up with a booming black market and a lot of people growing weed.

The elephant in the room is high living costs and a minimum wage that's already too high for the UK to realistically attain anything close to full employment. If you reduce the living costs you might be able to pay less (and therefore compete globally) whilst still leaving folk with enough to live on.

But we can't go popping asset bubbles now can we?

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