Shirkers

Benefits Stigma Means a Quarter Lie When They Receive Welfare Payments

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK

The vicious stigma of a life on benefits means more than a quarter of people have lied when they are forced to use government safety nets, worried tha...

Risk Factor: Bankers, Benefits and Bailouts

Tony Mckenna | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

Many of us are half-aware that such figures - these almost pantomime like caricatures of sloth and wretchedness - exist as a tiny minority, but the need to find a visible and sinister repository in which to place our fears is both seductive and satisfying

Miliband Accuses Cameron Of Attempting To 'Divide And Rule' Over Welfare Bill

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of attempting to "divide and rule" after the House of Commons voted in favour of legislation to impose real-term...

Finally Putting the 'Skiver' Myths to Bed: My Political Wishlist for 2013

Caroline Davey | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Davey

As is becoming abundantly clear, 2013 will be extremely tough - on the unemployed and on workers on low incomes, on those with disabilities, on families, on single parents and, yes, on those who work with them and for them to help improve their circumstances.

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'.