Lord Freud Doesn’t Know How Much JSA Is!
Lord Fraud, the comedy toff who also happens to be Minister for Welfare Reform, doesn’t even know how much the weekly unemployment benefit Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) is worth.
Speaking recently to the Work and Pensions Select Committee the former banker stated:
“the JSA amount is £64, or whatever the precise figures is.”
JSA is £71 for those over 25 and £56.25 for younger people.
Lord Fraud’s staggering ignorance of the benefits system is far more telling than often repeated stories about out of touch ministers not knowing the price of a pint of milk. Lord Fraud has been involved with welfare reform since 2006 and is currently attempting the biggest changes to the benefits system since the birth of the Welfare State.
Had he actually been doing any real work then it might be expected that the basic facts about the most common benefits would be burnt into his brain. After all, it is his fucking job to know these things.
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