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AXE THE BENEFIT

By David Vance On October 29th, 2011

It’s reported that;

“People who fail to pay their fine after they have been convicted for criminal behaviour could lose up to £25 a week in benefits, the government has said. Prime Minister David Cameron said the measure was being introduced as a deterrent, adding that the current system was “too soft”. At the moment, people who fail to pay a fine on time can have £5 a week deducted from their benefit payments. One Liberal Democrat MP has described the proposals as “drastic”. (lol, DV)

Here’s a more radical view. If convicts can be bothered paying for their crime, why are they receiving ANY further benefit?

2 Responses to “AXE THE BENEFIT”

  1. This won’t be implemented, although it should. Any attempt to impose such a reduction will be challenged as a ‘human rights’ abuse and will be overturned in the courts.

  2. A serious crime should result in the suspension of benefits. The mind boggles once again.