No, I don’t have one either. But as even Ed Milibland tries to come up with a version of Workfare which is a tougher form of workfare then surely someone somewhere must have one. So I’m looking for one, and I’m open to suugestions.
Real suggestions. Not glib comments like:
“Don’t have given all our money to bankers.”
“Fix the economy”
“Kick out the immigrants”
“Work fare’s bad”
I can make glib and facile remarks myself, and trust me on this I will.
I asked Dick Mandrake on Twitter what he’d do and he responded:
“Provide support to help the unemployed into work. Don’t force people into work against their will or if they are sick/disabled.”
“I object to how they can threaten to remove your benefits if you don’t take the unpaid work they assign you. It’s blackmail.”
These aren’t plans not in any specific way. These are at best nebulous objections.
But if you object you should have an alternative, then it’s a constructive objection rather than unconstructed whining.
So here’s the situation.
High cost of social welfare.
Diminishing tax revenues.
[Incidentally, I won't actually be providing an alternative myself I don't want one, I like Workfare.]