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On housing benefit cuts, British public reveals shocking lack of empathy and compassion

Posted by seumasach on November 17, 2010

Andy Worthington

Uruknet

Such is the hostility in this country towards the poor and the unemployed — a sure sign of the distressing decline of empathy and compassion in the last 30 years — that a poll conducted by Channel 4 News this week found that 58 percent of people thought that the govermment’s proposed welfare cuts should have been more severe, or were “about right,” and 66 percent of people answered yes to the question, “Should there be a maximum limit of £400 a week on the amount of housing benefit that people can claim, even if this means people are forced to move house?”

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Councils plan for exodus of poor families from London

Posted by seumasach on October 24, 2010

Guardian

24th October, 2010

Ministers were accused last night of deliberately driving poor people out of wealthy inner cities as London councils revealed they were preparing a mass exodus of low-income families from the capital because of coalition benefit cuts.

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