A Guide To DWP Euphemisms

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‘Reintroducing fairness to the welfare system’ – introducing means-testing in order to dismantle the welfare system.

‘Fairness’ – discriminating against people.

‘Creating a system based on fairness’ – ignoring need, in favour of targets.

‘Work experience’ – unpaid labour.

‘Fit to work’ – somebody suffering from an incapacitating condition, whose heart still beats.

‘Tough’ – punitive.

‘Tough but fair’ – punitive and arbitrary.

‘Employment Support Allowance’ – financial support for people incapable of retaining employment due to illness/disability.

‘Unconditional support’ – strictly conditional support.

‘Scrounger’ – somebody who is poor.

‘Hardworking people’ – people on very high salaries, such as company executives.

‘Striver’ – somebody who works for a low salary, and who doesn’t object to a pay cut. Alternatively, somebody who works for a high salary, and who doesn’t object to a pay rise.

‘Skiver’ – somebody who is temporarily too ill to work…

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3 thoughts on “A Guide To DWP Euphemisms

  1. Quote ”
    ? ? “I love you this much” ? ‘Reintroducing fairness to the welfare system’ – introducing means-testing in order to dismantle the welfare system. ‘Fairness’ – discriminating against people. ‘Creating a system based on fairness’ – ignoring need, in favour of targets. ‘Work experience’ – unpaid labour.…” Unquote

    What don’t they pay that party any longer, best news I’ve heard as opposition they are chronic, the thought of them being the ruling party worries me so so so much

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