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.