Unlike most of Europe ours is a non contributory system, you don't ever have to have contributed to 'benefit'. A really great safety blanket BUT being seen to be abused by a growing tribe who consider that they're entitled and it is their 'right' to get this free stuff, because it is free for them.Its not free stuff. It is benefits or universal credit or whatever its called this week. It is for people who cant afford stuff, so by giving them £70 a week or whatever
Which is what the security blanket was intended for but it shouldn't allow you to play the 'life is so unfair, I can't get any work so I'll just get paid to stay at home'.not turn to crime in order to be able to afford to feed their family, which is not always their fault, ie Scunthorpe where the government closed ALL the steelworks, Wales after the pit closures etc, families in the wrong place at the wrong time,
Shut down of High Street shops has to do with the internet revolution and home shopping.you only have to walk down any High street to see that this country is in shit state, and that has fcuk all to do with too many people getting benefits.
Current employment (or unemployment) rates are very low:
As a safety blanket absolutely no problem. As a lifestyle choice it doesn't amuse me.There are a hundred reasons why they may well be getting benefits. I guess you don't give them a second thought though,
Are you saying that doesn't happen? I note no mention of the economic migrants who are dying crossing the whole of Europe to get to the UK.just count all the money you lost to all them foreigners coming over here taking all our jobs and or claiming all our benefits
You have made a valid argument but you've only addressed some of the minor points