Tagged with "welfare bill"
  • Job_centre

    Welfare trapping Europeans in poverty

    Amazingly, in nine European countries welfare benefits exceed the minimum wage. Some countries are just a paradise for slackers, and the whole system is simply unsustainable

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 10 September 2015
  • Welfare_jihad

    Britain and Europe's Welfare Jihad

    Welcome to Britain and Europe's Welfare Jihad. It's one thing to commit economic suicide by allowing people to loaf around on state benefits. It's quite another to pay them to start blowing up modern society. Civilisational suicide, anyone?

    by Daniel J. Mitchell -  2 June 2015
  • Welfare-dependency

    Dependency, work and the growing welfare state

    You can't create wealth and lift people out of poverty by strangling the work ethic. But that is the favourite hobby of the political classes whose social populism has led to ballooning welfare programmes

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 28 April 2015
  • Welfare_paradise

    The joy of welfare funded holidays in the sun

    Britain's welfare system never ceases to amaze. The story of a single mother and her 10 month old daughter taking a round-the-world trip on benefit payments is frankly jaw-dropping

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 25 February 2015
  • David-cameron-in-front-of-007

    UK dealing with welfare, and employment is growing

    When you add together the panoply of redistribution programs operated by government, it’s easy to see why far too many people are being trapped in government dependency. When you untrap them, you get jobs, as Britain shows

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 25 July 2014
  • Archbishop_nichols

    Archbishop of welfare dependency

    What is so frustrating about clergy jumping on populist bandwagons is it gets a lot of airtime for a complete misrepresentation of what the government is trying to do to help people live better lives

    by Sir John Redwood MP - 19 February 2014
  • Demographic_time_bomb

    Welfare multiplied by demographics equals doom

    Any type of pay-as-you-go welfare state becomes increasingly expensive when there are more and more old people and fewer and fewer young workers. See the killer graph showing why some nations are doomed

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 10 February 2014
  • Anglo_saxon_warriors

    Whatever happened to that "Anglo-Saxon" model?

    Mainly, your preconceptions about welfare basket case countries will be right. Yes. The proportion of GDP spent on welfare in France is phenomenal. But the trend in that direction in the US and Britain will knock you off your chair too

    by Daniel J. Mitchell - 18 January 2014
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    Is this Conservatism?

    Matthew Parris's experiment with 30 marginal Tories reveals the extent to which Conservatives are willing to compromise for votes - but do they need to?

    by  - 30 March 2013
  • Labour-1957-poster_(1)

    Labour and the welfare bill

    The Labour Party is nothing more than a cynical, vote-buying machine, funded with other people’s money

    by John Phelan - 15 January 2013