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Co-founder of Black Triangle

Anger and shock over BBC’s “offensive” welfare documentary

"Humphrys concludes that the public don't like what they see as a growing sense of entitlement among some groups claiming benefits, and politicians respond to the public mood. He argues that there is strong consensus across political divides, and that reform would edge the UK back towards the original Beveridge vision of welfare."

Outraged campaigners have attacked the BBC for screening an “offensive” documentary about the benefits system. Campaigners say that the documentary – presented by veteran BBC journalist John Humphrys – was “shockingly poor” and little better than “propaganda” for the government’s welfare reforms. … Continue reading →

‘YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP – OR COULD YOU?’ MISLEADING DWP ‘FIT FOR WORK’ PRESS RELEASES FAN THE FLAMES OF PREJUDICE

This briefing anticipates the forthcoming DWP quarterly statistical bulletin about the Work Capability Assessment and casts a sceptical eye on what it will say. It routinely misrepresents the numbers found fit for work, fanning the flames of misinformed media vilification … Continue reading →

Mail on Sunday Motability update: Correction appended to original article 19 October 2011

Full Fact: 19 October, 2011 – 10:53 — Patrick Casey On Monday we highlighted the problem that, despite the Mail on Sunday using its first corrections column to correct a misleading story on the provision of Motability cars for those with disabilities, the online version of … Continue reading →

‘It’s exploitation and it’s repellent’: Retailers, councils and charities blatantly exploiting people on ‘workfare’

September 26, 2011 TK Maxx, Wilkinsons, Savers and Matalan have been named as major retailers where unemployed people are being sent to work without pay by Jobcentres and employment provider companies. Since our article last month exposing Tesco, Primark and other multinationals … Continue reading →