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The Socialist Workers’ Party and workfare slavery beats the mighty beasts

by | 28th, February 2012

THE Socialist Workers’ Party has a view on workfare slavery. It’s all been rather amusing this revolt against the government’s workfare plans.

The idea was, as you will recall, that those who had been unemployed for a long time should turn up and do a few shifts of simple work in return for their dole. This has been argued about for decades and was in fact started off under the Labour Government (called “Welfare to Work” and some variation of New Deal at different times). The idea is that people who have been unemployed for a long time lose some of the skills that make them employable. This bribe or threaten them back into some form of, any form of, work to allow them to regain those skills. We’re talking about things like getting there, washed and brushed, on time. Sober. Simple stuff.

OK, some people didn’t like this and the scheme seems

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