Who is most dependent upon State handouts?
Actually, it's the Labour Government!
In fact, this is not exactly news to those of us on the inside of UK politics, as one of my former ward colleagues never tires of reminding me: Labour are always dependent upon keeping poor people "poor" and in their back pockets through welfare dependency. That's largely how their MPs are voted into office.
I am grateful to our local Quiet Man from around these parts, for pointing me in the direction of one source or contemporary information that shows this. Unfortunately both that source and the linked/quoted section are non "family friendly", so I shan't link to them (because of my aim that this site should be usable as a resource by all ages) but instead will quote some statistics and reproduce a chart. In fact, the source is the Mail Online, so I can link to that in case anyone reading this wishes to check.
The main statistic is that, of the top 200 parliamentary constituencies in terms of benefits dependancy, 189 of them have a Labour MP, including Gordon Brown and a dozen of his Cabinet colleagues. This chart extract (I have the whole table on file, for reference purposes) shows the top five, of which four have a Labour MP and the fifth SNP…
Again, there is no surprise news here to those of us in the know; but I wonder how many of the public-at-large realise that the situation has been deliberately manufactured, nurtured and fine-tuned to maintain Labour's hold over those 189 (and probably more) areas? I notice that far Lefty Eric Heffer's old constituency of Liverpool Walton is in the Number One spot in the league table, by the way.
For Labour, there is no incentive to tackle this sub-culture, only headline-garnering token initiatives that the history of the last twelve years shows beyond doubt have had zero impact. Instead the situation has worsened — all so that Labour can in effect blackmail millions of people to vote for them, or at the least not vote for anyone else. it costs us all, between us, a sixth of a trillion Pounds every year, and this bill is set to rise still further.
If this amount were to be just halved, we could solve most if not all of the country's public spending woes. In a sense, this could be said to be the single biggest barrier to our nation's economic recovery.
Now there's a thought!