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 isn’t a major western democracy that isn’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 – the very people whose votes they are trying to attract – loathe with a vengeance people who milk the welfare system.