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By David Vance On August 29th, 2013 at 10:16 am

Oh what a surprise! 

The number of foreign nationals claiming benefits such as Jobseeker’s Allowance has jumped by 40 per cent in just four years to more than 400,000, new government figures have disclosed. Just 12,600 were claiming work benefits in 2008 but this increased nearly fourfold to just under 50,000 last year, when people from Poland and seven other eastern European countries which joined the EU in 2004 gained full access to the benefits system.  Disclosure of the government figures comes amid growing concern that Britain will face a new wave of eastern European immigration with the relaxation of border controls on Romanian and Bulgarian workers on January 1.

So, to recap, our bloated benefits system is now facing unprecedented pressure from those who come to work here but then..don’t. Where will it end? How much additional taxation will be required to fund them?


By Mike Cunningham On May 21st, 2013 at 11:29 am







It is a true sign of the changes in the very traditional make-up of our Nation when the Swans are taught to demand hand-outs.


I place a nut / seed mix on my front windowsill during the winter months, and the damn blackbirds tap on the glass when they reckon they need a refill. We’re all doomed; I tell you!


By David Vance On April 15th, 2013 at 8:30 am

The shrieks of protest from those elements of social parasitism are great today. Why? Well….

A government-imposed cap on many benefit payments nationwide is beginning in four London boroughs. Couples and lone parents in Haringey, Enfield, Croydon and Bromley will not receive more than £500 a week while a £350 limit applies to single people. The cap is set to be imposed across England, Scotland and Wales between July and September. Jobseeker’s allowance, income support, child and housing benefit count towards it, but not disability benefits. The move is part of efforts to cut spending; the amount is said to reflect the average working household income.

It seems that those MOST affected will be those with larger families. Good. Why? Well, the average UK family is less than 2, so we are not a Nation of large families. However the average family size of those who come here from the third world is around 5.  And they love to come to London to guzzle our soft Welfare benefits. This is a SMALL step towards saying to these people you can have as many kids as you want, just make sure YOU fund them. Do not expect the taxpayer to fork out to sustain your fecundity.

However I do have a problem with the cap. It is set WAY too high. Why should those who don’t work expect to receive the same income average as those who do? That is wrong. It needs cut back MUCH more so that we send the simply message that work pays and sloth doesn’t.


By David Vance On April 1st, 2013 at 10:00 am

Little comment from the left on this I note;

Just one in eight people claiming sickness benefits has been found to be too ill to do any sort of job, it has emerged. And almost 900,000 have dropped their claim to the taxpayer-funded benefits rather than undergo a new medical test as part of the Coalition welfare reforms.  Official figures released yesterday ahead of a string of changes to the tax and benefit system suggested the Government’s strategy is already having a dramatic effect.

900,000 people who chose to DROP their claims for “disability benefit” rather than go through an assessment of the alleged “disability”. There is a name for these people – Labour voters. They have been encouraged to parasite off the working class for years BUT now that feeding frenzy is coming to some sort of end. The squeals from Labour politicians are as predictable as they are pathetic. The awful reality that the political left in the UK now oppose the concept of work ethic and instead seek to seduce as many people as possible with Benefit culture, the something for doing nothing ethos that is guaranteed to bring any economy to its knees. The UK cannot afford this Welfare uber alles mindset, either figuratively or literally.



By David Vance On March 31st, 2013 at 10:00 am

Interesting on this Easter Sunday morning to read that Four churches have joined forces to accuse the government of welfare payment cuts they say are unjust and target society’s most vulnerable.

The Easter criticism has come from the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist and United Reformed Churches, and the Church of Scotland. They also want to see a change to “a false picture” of the poor as “lazy”.

So, blessed are the idle for theirs is the kingdom of manna. Blessed are the job dodgers for they shall inherit your taxes. The empty headed rabbiting of these socialists in dog collars can be contrasted with the clear headed Christianity expressed by Margaret Thatcher when she famously pointed out ..

“No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.”

These clerical clowns would ensure that the good Samaritan was forced to hand over his cash.


By David Vance On January 8th, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Interesting question here;

“The Conservatives could go into the next election warning pensioners to expect a cut in their benefits, the Work and Pensions Secretary has suggested. Iain Duncan Smith said pensioners will get plenty of warning in a manifesto pledge “if there are going to be any changes made” to their benefits, which include free bus passes, television licences and prescriptions. His comments are likely to be seen as another strong hint that universal benefits for pensioners could be targeted for cuts after 2015.”

Now then, I am going to argue this both ways. Welfare DEFINITELY NEEDS to be cut and the more savage the cuts the better.

However, pensioners are a very special group, they have fixed income and are very vulnerable.  I would personally like to see Government take more care of them and it should find better areas for cuts. For example, how about we axe the £12 BILLION foreign Aid budget and direct it where it is needed – our senior citizens?


By David Vance On January 3rd, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Listening to the political left shriek to high heaven about the “savage cuts” to welfare carried out iron boot of Cameron, this made me chuckle;

Benefits handouts will cost taxpayers a record £208 billion this year, new official figures revealed last night. The massive sum is equivalent to more than £8,300 for every household in the country. It means that nearly one pound in every three raised in tax by the Government is being spent on benefits.

So, under the age of austerity, benefits have NEVER been greater.


By David Vance On January 3rd, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I was on the BBC Nolan Show debating the perennial benefits issue with left wing Bishop Stephen Lowe (he who wishes he had the courage to wear a white poppy). You can listen to it here!  


By David Vance On January 2nd, 2013 at 7:43 am

It is a horrific statistic that shows the madness and guile that characterises Labour policy….

Welfare handouts to those languishing on the dole have risen almost twice as fast as average wages over the past five years. Out-of-work benefits have jumped in value by an astonishing 20 per cent since 2007 while wages have crept up by just 12 per cent, official figures released last night reveal. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said the figures proved that automatically increasing benefits by the rate of inflation, as  has previously been the case, was ‘not  fair’ on working people whose taxes fund  the handouts.

Exactly, but fairness towards the working people of the country is not the aim of the Left. They seek to take from working Peter to hand over to idle Paul, confident that they can then count on the votes of idle Paul. It is a simple enough strategy that always ends in ruin but the interim is fun time for client groups.  Amazingly, I heard a Labour spokesman argue that welfare had not risen ENOUGH during this period.


By David Vance On November 24th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Here is a welcome spotlight of reality into the grotesque entitlement culture that pervades Britain.

When orders for their award-winning pies took off, a family bakery business urgently tried to recruit more staff. They offered decent pay rates and a permanent job. The only skills boss Roger Topping asked for were ‘common sense and a work ethic’. But what followed has left Mr Topping ‘frustrated, bewildered and shocked’ and more convinced than ever that reforms to the benefits system can’t come soon enough.

Here’s his response to trying to feel vacancies;

Last night Mr Topping criticised the way the current system rewards the workshy. ‘They don’t want to work and more to the point they don’t have to work,’ he said. One young man lasted just two minutes into his first shift before he walked out. The company gave another 22-year-old, who had been to prison, the chance to turn his life around. But after two weeks doing a packing job, he stopped coming in and decided ‘he couldn’t cope with working’.Another applicant was a middle-aged man who put on his CV that he had just served a long prison term for aggravated burglary, was a member of the BNP and suffered from a bad back.

‘From an employer’s situation it’s extremely frustrating. The work ethic is sadly lacking.’ Mr Topping said he used local agencies to hire staff, who are given a pay rise and taken on permanently if all goes well after a short trial period.  ‘I don’t care what background they come from I just want good, honest hard-workers,’ he said. ‘We are a family business and our staff are not just numbers, they are people. If the company is successful, they keep a job and we all prosper.’

Exactly! All good employers think the same. There ARE jobs out there and there are lazy people who will everything possible to avoid them. That’s WHY welfare reform is essential. Support the most vulnerable and get the idle off the welfare dependency…