Larry Williams makes some sensible prognostications on housing and politicians.
Nobody can surely claim that our welfare system is unfair. To the contrary, we have a world class welfare system with accommodation supplements, Working for Families and other welfare payments. Compared to other countries, our welfare system is generous.
I suspect that is part of the problem. This country’s intergenerational welfare is integral to many of the social problems we have today. Labour have been leaders in this.Redistribution of taxpayer money into welfare has been at the forefront of Labour’s policies for decades. National, or should I say ‘Labour Light’, are no better. Successive governments are culpable in embedding the scourge of welfare. Welfare used to be a hand up, but that concept was discarded a long time ago.