This government is determined to never make it pay to sit on your backside whilst others work hard...
This government is determined to never make it pay to sit on your backside on benefits whilst others work hard to pay for it!
In this vein, I have recently written to the City Council asking that they give preference in their housing allocations policies to working families, community activists and those with a strong local link and I believe persistent criminals should be evicted from social housing.
My head agrees that it’s a good thing in that if the investment really does turn these individuals’ lives around, for their benefit and the whole community, then it will have been worth the funding.
I also hope the involvement of faith groups will begin to inculcate a moral framework into the often repetitive and aimless lives of what is often a feral underclass – with 450 such families in Peterborough.
My heart says that these families make choices that they are responsible for and should not be ”helped” as if they were disabled children or war veterans. They’re not. It is quite proper to give them a hand up and to be judgemental.
Let’s not forget hard working, decent lawabiding folk in the city and across the country who also need to be cut some slack by the government too.
It might sound tough but it will benefit all of us in the long run.