Friday, July 30, 2010

Return of the Poor Law

According to Iain Duncan-Smith on the Today programme, benefit levels could be set locally.

Has IDS been reading 19th century novels again? Did he not grasp that these novels - such as Oliver Twist were (by and large) pointing out the iniquities of 'Poor Relief'?

Truly, the another Victorian age is upon us.

1 comment:

chrissie_allen said...

Yes, I felt a very icy shiver at all this from IDS this morning too Lisa. Terrifying stuff. Hard Times.