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Riots – don’t take away benefits, take away privileges

Police in ManchesterThis post is a little bit different to what I usually put on here, but I wanted to talk about the fact that everyone is pushing for taking away benefits of those involved with the riots.

On the face of it, this seems like a good idea, but it’s not. People still have to eat, and they still need cash. It’s not like there are tonnes of jobs out there for people who rely on benefits to find alternative means of income. They will just have to commit crime to survive if you take them away. Read the rest of this entry

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