The Poms are finally fed up with bludgers and David Cameron’s government is now moving to address the belief that many on welfare are there from a lifestyle choice rather than need.
He also made clear that the welfare budget will take the brunt of the next round of cuts. That is inevitable. There isnâ€™t a major western democracy that isnâ€™t grappling with welfare spending. There is simply no longer the money to fund the kind of entitlements that became commonplace during the boom. It seems to have come as a great surprise to Osborne and to David Cameron that hard-pressed working people â€“ the very people whose votes they are trying to attract â€“ loathe with a vengeance people who milk the welfare system.