Important updates at the foot of this article. Last week the PM declared there were “120,000 troubled families” who were responsible for all manner of woes. He said “we know who these families are” and calculated that these people were costing the country £70,000 each per year. The trouble is, no one (except the BBC’s… Read More


I said the work programme aka WorkFare wasn’t working, yesterday we had proof.  Yesterday’s report by the Welfare to Work industry [the actual people running these programmes] reveals that only 22% of long term unemployed people put onto the Work Programme have got jobs. Of those many will be in temporary work. Chris Grayling claimed that… Read More