WHAT kind of welfare system do we want?
Certainly, one that offers help to those who genuinely need it (that is its defining principle). Certainly, one that provides an incentive to work rather than remain unemployed. Hopefully, one that tackles the problem of inter-generational unemployment and the incentives that trap some people on benefits. But never a system that is so intent on saving money and coming down hard on cheats that it ends up hounding people who are too ill to work.
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