Chancellor George Osborne, in his latest headline grabbing attempt to demonise anyone on benefits, has quite rightly declared a war on those who cheat the system.
He is reported as saying:
“Frankly, a welfare cheat is no different from someone who comes up and robs you in the street. It’s your money.”
“This money is paid through our taxes which is meant to be going to the most vulnerable in our society, not into the pockets of criminals.”
All very admirable words, until you remember he appeared to have lost his voice at the time of the parliamentary expenses scandal.
Pots and Kettles Mr Osborne!