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Well, yeah... this is why #UniversalCredit has a 'claimant commitment'. It stems from this idea that unless guided/coerced into good behaviour, people in need of social security are inherently feckless. This stuff has been baked across policy for 10 years of Coalition/Con govts.
Same as those 'household ambition plans' and 'deals' from social landlords that turned a person's home into something they had to prove that they 'deserved'. All the same language in use.
The #bedroomtax portrayed as a policy to address single feckless people clogging up 3 & 4 bedroom houses, when the vast majority of people affected are in households with at least 1 person with a disability, where only 1 room was "spare". Almost like there is a pattern.
The displacement of families out of London by housing/welfare reforms, often affecting BAME communities first and to a larger degree. This inherent disdain has been playing out for at least a decade in implicit policymaking. Some wiffwaff will end today's attention & it will >
all just go back to being largely ignored. It will still be there, it is still working away. The Centre for Social Justice et al will keep getting on TV making it all sound entirely reasonable, but this stuff became overtly broken some time ago.
"Aspiration" and all that crap, too. Just the suggestion that it's an individual failure, and responsibility, not to want to own a lovely expensive house.
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