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''Labour has criticised David Cameron for being “contemptuous” towards workshy people with large families who rely too much on the state.

In an interview on daytime television, the Prime Minister was questioned about whether the Government should refuse to support large families in council houses.

Mr Cameron replied that he did not think that was the right approach, although there should be a limit on welfare payments to families.

Currently families were receiving up to £50,000 to live in houses “paid for by taxpayers who can’t afford to live in those houses themselves”.

Mr Cameron told ITV's This Morning programme: “Should we do more to help people who want to work hard and do the right thing?

“I get people coming to my constituency surgery saying just that to me – we waited until we could afford to have children, we waited and then we managed to get a house.


“And then I see someone down the road do none of those responsible things, they get put up in a council house and they have as many children as they want and they are not thinking like I am thinking.”

Labour seized on the remarks, suggesting that Mr Cameron was showing contempt for people who live in council houses.

Paul Blomfield, Labour MP for Sheffield Central, said: “Plenty of people who live in a council house work hard and pay their fair share to society.

“To suggest otherwise, or that they don’t save and count the pennies, is wrong, contemptuous and out of touch.”

The comments echoed remarks by Jeremy Hunt, the Culture secretary, who suggested last October that the workshy should stop having children if they cannot afford them.

Mr Hunt called on the jobless to take responsibility for their families and said it was not the duty of the state to fund an increasing number of offspring with benefits.''


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So then, Agree with cameron or no?

How do you refuse aid to someone because they have too many kids?

should there be a maximum cap on benefits allowed to be received?

50k is ridiculous.
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Agree to the people who have kids just for the benefits and free homes.

Disagree if the people who receive the benefits do so because of their disability due to illness or perhaps accident, either car/work accident or war incident. They should still be entitled to a family life and children is part of that, to say that this group should never have children is wrong imo.

But hey, what do I know, I'm not a politican with numerous homes I'm claming on.

Edited By: richardeames on Jun 12, 2011 15:09
#3
Its just standard politics.

There will always be the odd case where benefits etc are abused to the extreme. The opposition will always leech on to it.
#4
emhaslam
Its just standard politics.

There will always be "the odd case" where benefits etc are abused to the extreme. The opposition will always leech on to it.

hahahahahaha made me chuckle
banned#5
AGREE!

What did he say by the way?
#6
Of course labour will protect people on benefits who else in there right mind would vote for them?
Of course there should be a cap for benefits and should be no more than the average wage and that should be in the rarest of instances
#7
child benefit should be on a reducing sliding scale, eg something like £20 first child, extra £15 second, extra £10 third then nothing extra after that.
#8
I agree with above post. I don't get though how they get so much money anyway.. I've been on jobseekers before and proper struggled (I'm not lazy/workshy/scrounger) just bad circumstance.... Suppose that must be because I don't have kids though?
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I look forward to all the never before aired opinions of the HUKD regulars in this never before discussed topic...
#10
Speaking as somebody who is on benefits, I have no intention of having children until we are in a position that we can afford to have kids. Currently looking at moving house, but even then we are looking for something much less than Housing benefit will pay for, as we don't plan on being on the benefits for much longer.

I hate seeing the workshy families with loads of kids. Does my head in. I am on benefits because my health took a nose dive, and I am trying to get back on my feet, There is no way that the country should pay out £50k for a family.
#11
should there be a maximum cap on benefits allowed to be received?


Yes, and thats coming from me, someone on benefits through no fault of my own, im not gonna bang on about my situation as most of you know anyway.... the 50K per year will include housing and council tax benefits and that can go up and down depending what area your living in, you dont actually get paid that

despite what people may think you dont just get given a council house when you have kids (speaking from experience)

and before anyone comes up with any stereotypes, we dont drink or smoke.
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ilovepink
should there be a maximum cap on benefits allowed to be received?


Yes, and thats coming from me, someone on benefits through no fault of my own, im not gonna bang on about my situation as most of you know anyway.... the 50K per year will include housing and council tax benefits and that can go up and down depending what area your living in, you dont actually get paid that

despite what people may think you dont just get given a council house when you have kids (speaking from experience)

and before anyone comes up with any stereotypes, we dont drink or smoke.


Yeah we don't smoke or drink either. Always see people outside the job center pleading poverty, yet smoking real smokes, always makes me laugh
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ilovepink
should there be a maximum cap on benefits allowed to be received?


Yes, and thats coming from me, someone on benefits through no fault of my own, im not gonna bang on about my situation as most of you know anyway.... the 50K per year will include housing and council tax benefits and that can go up and down depending what area your living in, you dont actually get paid that

despite what people may think you dont just get given a council house when you have kids (speaking from experience)

and before anyone comes up with any stereotypes, we dont drink or smoke.


Yeah we don't smoke or drink either. Always see people outside the job center pleading poverty, yet smoking real smokes, always makes me laugh


i noticed the other day in the shop 20 cigarettes nearly £7!!! i remember when my mumused to buy 10 for about 98p

Edited By: ilovepink on Jun 12, 2011 18:56

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