It has been an encouraging few days for those of us fed up with seeing the criminally inclined, the feckless and the work-shy given special treatment in our society. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has said that human rights laws will no longer be a barrier to the deportation of foreign offenders. Eric Pickles, the Communities Secretary, has announced that 120,000 problem families whose children cause a large proportion of trouble on the streets and in schools will not be allowed to blame their upbringing for their misbehaviour. And Chris Grayling, the Employment Minister, has told welfare claimants that if they fail to turn up to two job interviews they will be forced to work for nothing.
About time too. If Labour were smart they would out flank the current bunch of wets in National with some tough love policies for beneficiaries as it will bring the votes flooding in. Too many traditional Labour supporters have been turned off by a party that thinks that identity politics and absolving scumbags of the blame for their actions are more important than creating a society where those who try are better off than those who don’t try.