The State Benefits Of Hindsight

Oct 1979More checks on benefit scroungers
A call for independent medical boards to be established throughout the the country to examine workshy people who claimed they were unfit for work…

“Fraud and abuse have reached serious levels. This leads to genuine claimants being labelled dishonest or workshy when they are nothing of the sort”

“We are determined to root out the abuses. we are determined to do so not least to protect the needy”

October 1979 Conservative Party Conference

(I’ve been delving through some donated archive papers. Hard to believe the same old agenda is still media fodder in Britain today. Curious to see the term “The needy” used as it’s rarely employed when discussing the same issues today.).

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