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93,155. Let the welfare of the people be the ultimate law. Cicero, De Legibus
4,919. Most women are one man away from welfare. (Woman & Welfare) Gloria Steinem
26,644. And so the people’s hopes for a better peace fixed themselves on Sir William Beveridge who had been commissioned by the government to draw up plans for a welfare state. (World War II & Great Britain & Welfare) The World at War: Home Fires 15/26
30,409. The wartime mood of shared suffering, of making do, inspired radical notion of a welfare state – where every citizen would be looked after from cradle to grave. At the very height of the Blitz the economist William Beveridge was asked to work out how this might be delivered. The famous Beveridge Report of 1942 came up with a whole host of ideas about how Britain might emerge from the war into the sunlit uplands of a better society. Among the many recommendations it made was a key one – that there should be free medical support for everyone. One of the Jewels in the Crown. The National Health Service. (Great Britain & England & Welfare & National Health Service) David Dimbleby, Seven Ages of Britain: Age of Ambition
91,057. Social Insurance and Allied Services: Report by Sir William Beveridge. He produced a government report infused with Victorian morality, proposing a social security scheme to combat want, disease, ignorance, squalour and idleness. The plan was controversial. (Think & Economics & Welfare State & Public Services) Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words
33,787. End Welfare as we know it. (Clinton & Welfare) Bill Clinton 1992
42,453. [US] domestic policy ... has focused on creating a massive welfare state for corporations even as the minimal welfare state benefiting the majority of the people was dismantled. (Corporation & Welfare) Lawrence Shoup
73,574. Its remarkable system of welfare benefits ... A particularly lavish welfare state. (France & Welfare) Quell Catastrophe! France with Robert Peston: This World, BBC 2015
76,527. Homes like these became part of a landscape of ASBOs and crack-dens that helped sound the death knell on social housing. The hey-day’s legacy is one of failure. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) Michael Collins, The Great Estate: The Rise & Fall of the Council Estate, BBC
76,528. Lord Salisbury proposed a Royal Commission for the housing of the working classes. The impetus for the first in a series of housing acts that signalled dramatic change. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
76,529. Letchworth: the world’s first garden city. The brainchild of social reformer Ebenezer Howard, Letchworth was a privately-funded project. Its cottages were the vision of a sandal-wearing socialist called Raymond Unwin – the founding father of the British council house. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
76,530. Unwin’s garden cottages became the prototype for Lloyd George’s homes for heroes including those on the biggest housing estate in the world: Becontree, Essex. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
76,531. It was this man – Lancelot Keay – who introduced the modern flat into the lexicon of council housing. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
76,532. Government subsidies were available for the building of flats on sites where slums had been raised to the ground. The epic scale of the estates that emerged astonished contemporaries and enthralled their new inhabitants. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
76,533. In 1945 following a Labour landslide the minister for health Nye Bevan oversaw the creation of a welfare state in which public housing would be as universal as health and education. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
76,534. In 1946 Stevenage became the first of the nation’s designated new towns built to relieve inner-city population problem. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
76,535. The Parker-Morris Report: Homes for today and tomorrow. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
76,536. The street in the sky ... Lifts took homes higher than ever; new factory-style building methods produced flats quickly and inexpensively. And government subsidies were offered for high density developments; the taller the tower the higher the handout. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
76,537. Eleven years in which the high-rise experiment had collapsed. The decline began when many of the rapidly built tower blocks that shot up from the 1950s were exposed as cheap and shoddy. By 1967 the government had withdrawn its subsidy for tower blocks. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
76,538. When Margaret Thatcher swept to power in 1979 the building of council estates came to an abrupt halt. In 1980 she introduced a right to buy scheme. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City & Thatcher) ibid.
76,539. It was that sense of permanence that gave so many British people ... a reason to have an investment in their homes, in their estates, in their neighbourhoods. (House & Working Class & Welfare State & Town & City) ibid.
88,761. It’s not my fault that I’m like this. (Social Security & Welfare State & Fat) Benefits: Too Fat to Work, Channel 5 2015, young man
88,762. I did work so why not? (Social Security & Welfare State & Fat) ibid. fattie
88,763. They get around two grand a month in handouts. (Social Security & Welfare State & Fat) ibid. commentary
88,764. All the rats need feeding. (Social Security & Welfare State & Fat) ibid. 41-year-old Rachael
88,765. Rachael believes the bypass is the only option to get her weight down. (Social Security & Welfare State & Fat) ibid.
88,766. Benefits wedding. (Social Security & Welfare State & Fat) ibid.
88,767. Super-size disability benefits. (Social Security & Welfare State & Fat) ibid.
88,768. She hasn’t had a job for more than twenty years. (Social Security & Welfare State & Fat) ibid.
88,769. Meet the Kerrigans. Three generations of a family who all live within a stone’s throw of each other. They’ve got strong opinions. They say it how it is. And they don’t care what anyone thinks. (Social Security & Welfare State) My Big Benefits Family, Channel 5 2015
88,770. The family that claims together stays together. (Social Security & Welfare State) ibid.
88,771. Meet the mums who are bringing up babies on the dole. (Social Security & Baby & Welfare State) Benefits: 19 Kids and Counting
88,772. The government is cracking down on benefit claims – one and a half million payments are being affected. Ministers say it’s tough love. But others say it’s tough luck. (Social Security & Welfare State & Poverty) Dispatches: Britain's Benefits Crackdown, Channel 4 2015
88,773. Supporters of sanctions say they make welfare fairer. So who benefits from Britain’s benefits crackdown? (Social Security & Welfare State & Poverty) ibid.
88,774. Over twelve months more than half a million people were sanctioned. (Social Security & Welfare State & Poverty) ibid.