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Oh yes, the UK is really tough on Welfare cheats;

“Britain’s farcical benefits system was exposed yesterday after a cheating mother was told she can now claim twice as much rather than go to jail.

Yes, you heard that right!

Joanne Gibbons, 23, fiddled £3,140 in income support while holding down two jobs, a court was told. But after she was caught it was revealed the shop assistant mother-of-one was entitled to claim £130 a week – £64 a week more than the amount she was swindling the taxpayer.”

That will teach her, and her ilk, a lesson.

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  1. Surely if she was just suspected of cheating and was then found not to be, – apart from cheating herself, that is, – then there was neither a ‘swindle’, or a case to answer.

    What this case does do, is to expose the welfare system for what it really is – a poorly run, inefficient bureaucracy, – and as such a perfect example of the public sector.

    That is assuming that the case ‘as reported’ is factually correct.

  2. Well, if it’s goods enough for your so called ‘Peers’ surely it’s good enough for the little people ..

    Take Baroness Uddin, Britain’s first Muslim woman peer. She has not faced criminal charges even though she was suspended from the Upper House for a record 18 months after fraudulently abusing her Parliamentary second home allowance to the tune of £125,000.

    She has not repaid a penny and keeps her title. As if that’s not bad enough, I hear she is still living in a three-bedroom housing association property in Tower Hamlets, East London, paying taxpayer-subsidised rent of just £124 a week.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2096896/Why-fiddling-peer-Baroness-Uddin-low-rent-flat.html#ixzz2JdyWMhFt
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  3. I wasn’t talking about the Baroness. I was refering to the lady that got her subsidy increased.

    The Baroness should be thrown out on the street.

  4. The Troll, on February 1st, 2013 at 11:14 AM Said:
    wait can’t she sue for being wrongly accused

    It’s only a matter of time.

  5. The Baroness should be thrown out on the street.

    No one dare, she has already played the ace up her sleeve ‘Racist’ card, and it obviously had the desired effect.

    She is untouchable now.

    Shahid Malik & Khalid Mehmood also played a blinder using the Racist ace up the sleeve card to escape there thieving.

  6. ah don’t you love it. poor poor me. In the States after 20 years they have found

    Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her.

    She ruined a mans life created racial riots and launched Rev Al into the national spotlight all on false charges. She was ordered to pay 125,000 in reperations and fled and changed her name. Well she was finally found this week, and has been ordered to pay. Her defense not to pay is that forcing her to pay for the crime she committed is an act of racism.

    On a side note the man whose life she destroyed said he’ll wave the settlement money and forgive her debt if she will publicly admit that She Lied and apologize.

    I’m sure the devil will ice skate first

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