Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Read Between the Lines

There's much joy over on the BBC News today as journalists proclaim the unemployment rate has fell to its lowest level for more than six year.

Unemployment down

But the big question being left unasked, was actually briefly addressed over on the noxious Jeremy Vine show on Radio 2 this afternoon, in reference to this somewhat less than prominent news story

Jobcentre staff blow the whistle

Now doubt the Tories, chief amongst them the odious Iain Duncan-Smith and Esther McVey, will be focusing on the fact that the figures have dropped, but reading between the lines, the big question remains; where are the people signing off benefit going to? Because if the bullying methods of strict and persistent sanctioning is working, they're not necessarily signing off because they've found work.

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