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Around the time that Norman Tebbit made his famous comments about unemployed people getting on their bikes, my father was doing just that.
There are some politicians who, if given a choice between attacking powerful people and attacking vulnerable people, find it much easier to choose the latter.
Far-reaching proposals to force the long-term unemployed to work for their benefits were condemned yesterday by a church agency. Church Action on Poverty expressed concern that new welfare reforms would increase exclusion