“Scroungers” At the end of last year the Conservative Party launched a new ‘attack ad’ in 60 marginal constituencies. It asked: “Who do you think this government should be giving more support to? Hardworking families … Or people who won’t work?” This was not a slip. In April, Iain Duncan Smith – ironically, in the[...] read more
Open many newspapers or listen to some politicians speak and you’d think that the only people who received benefits were cheating the system or living a luxury lifestyle. This just isn’t the reality – so this site sets out a few home truths.
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A striver, a scrounger and a politician walk into a bar – how stereotypes are drowning out the real experience of welfare reform by Caroline Davey of Gingerbread “Single parents are statistics, percentages and mathematical equations… we are not real people.” Taking advantage of an easy stereotype to make a point is hardly a new[...] read more