Originally posted on I Am Incorrigible: Fox News says that the US Constitution is a sacrosanct and immutable document – at least it is when talking about gun control. Fox News numpties are very quick to quote sections of the 2nd Amendment…
It is said that what happens in the US happens in the UK shortly afterwards. This clip of the Daily Show was broadcast in August 2011 and touches on many of the same arguments used by the Conservative Party in the UK to justify a form of austerity that attacks the incomes and the dignity of the weakest and the poorest in society whilst claiming that the government has “no choice” in the matter. And anyway, the “poor” are just moochers who can’t really be poor if they have a flat screen TV, refrigerator, mobile phone and a microwave oven….
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David Cameron seems to have created quite a stir with his plan to restrict access to benefits for EU immigrants. Would he have made such a splash if it was widely known that, firstly, benefit tourism is a myth and, secondly, most of his ‘new’ measures are already in place?
The BBC has reported that Cameron is “proposing powers to deport homeless migrants and cut rights to unemployment and housing benefits”. This is simply not accurate.
The ‘proposal’ to stop out-of-work benefits being paid after six months unless a claimant has a “genuine” chance of a job is already enshrined in UK law.
Take a look at the Citizens Advice Bureau website, which states quite clearly: “If you’re looking for work and have registered as a jobseeker at Jobcentre Plus… you will … have to take the Habitual Residence Test [to prove residence in the UK] and prove…
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