Should We Hate Benefit Fraudsters?

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

If it is "cost" that truly concerns us, why do we focus so much attention on "benefit fraud" or even welfare, which relatively have an invisible economic impact? Is our concern genuine, or is it more an issue of bitterness?

MP Says 'Scroungers' On Benefits Dumped Dead Badger Outside His Door

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP has blamed jobless "scroungers" after finding a dead badger dumped on his doorstep. Ian Liddell-Grainger, who has supported the b...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The War Over Welfare, Part 78

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday 16 July 2013... 1) THE WAR OVER WELFARE, PART 78 The day after the benefit cap rolled out, and Iain ...

Hate-Mongering Will Not Fix the Welfare System, Common Sense Will

Mahmood Naji | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mahmood Naji

The welfare system, not benefit claimants, deserves the full, unmitigated might of British grumbling. Why? Because the current system does not reward any attempt to find work and no one should be expected to develop a social conscience while foregoing personal gain.

Blair Attacks Miliband's Resistance To Austerity

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Politics

Tony Blair has warned Labour that its fierce resistance to austerity and welfare cuts risked reducing it to a party of protest. In an apparent dig ...

Strivers vs Shirkers? Ten Things They Don't Tell You About the Welfare Budget

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

With the Conservative Party unveiling a new ad campaign in marginal seats, which basically divides voters into hard-working 'strivers' and stay-at-home 'shirkers', and with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg launching on attack on universal benefits, it seems the perfect time to debunk ten key myths about the UK's welfare budget and, specifically, 'out of work benefits'.

In an Age of Austerity, Time to Rethink Benefits?

Damon Boughen | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Politics
Damon Boughen

At Christmas, I hope many will think of others less fortunate than themselves and reconsider how they perceive those on benefits.