Workshy households raked in the equivalent of £85,000 a year during Britain’s benefits bonanza.The worst scroungers were paid three times the average working wage by taxpayers. Figures revealed in an answer to MPs laid bare the true extent of the handouts chaos during Labour’s time in power. The scale of the payments was described as ludicrous yesterday by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and caused outrage among hard-working families. The figures showed some claimants received £1,107 a week, or £57,564-a-year. A working person would need a salary of £85,000 to take that amount home – more than three times the average salary of £26,000. Full story >>
A scrounger is someone who gets things, especially money or food, by asking for them instead of buying them or working for them. • To politicians, there is no such thing as people; only "families", who work hard, versus the rest, who are "scroungers".