the void

boycott-workfare-weekToday’s damning report from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) reveals the shocking revelation that Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship Work Programme is performing significantly worse than if the DWP had done nothing at all.

According to the PAC, just 3.6% of claimants have found long term jobs on the Work Programme.  The DWP had estimated that 9.2% of mainstream unemployed claimants would have been expected to find work had the programme not been launched.

This appalling statistic reveals three things.  The first, which to anyone but a fucking idiot like Iain Duncan Smith is self evident, is that there are no jobs.  Unemployment is not caused by unemployed people as lying DWP ministers have repeatedly attempted to claim.  1,700 so called skivers recently applied for just eight jobs – of which only three were full time and some paid minimum wage – at Costa Coffee in Nottingham.

The second reason for…

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