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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 & 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, squalor and idleness.  The plan was controversial.  (Think & Economics & Welfare & Public Sector)  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 benefitting 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)  This World: Quell Catastrophe! France with Robert Peston, 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 & Town & City)  Michael Collins, The Great Estate: The Rise & Fall of the Council Estate, BBC 2012

 

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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Town & City)  ibid.

 

76,535.  The Parker-Morris Report: Homes for today and tomorrow.  (House & Working Class & Welfare & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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)  My Big Benefits Family, Channel 5 2015

 

88,770.  The family that claims together stays together.  (Social Security & Welfare)  ibid.

 

88,771.  Meet the mums who are bringing up babies on the dole.  (Social Security & Baby & Welfare)  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 & 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 & Poverty)  ibid.

 

88,774.  Over twelve months more than half a million people were sanctioned.  (Social Security & Welfare & Poverty)  ibid.

 

88,775.  The DWP has investigated forty-nine deaths.  (Social Security & Welfare & Poverty)  ibid.

 

88,776.  ‘This is our contract with the British people – to bring an end to the something for nothing culture.’  (Social Security & Welfare & Poverty)  ibid.  Ian Duncan Smith

 

 

88,396.  Two and a half million people are on disability benefit.  It cost us £13,000,000,000 a year.  Now Channel 4 Dispatches has uncovered evidence that a tough regime of tests is secretly trying to push almost 90% of these claimants off the sick to look for work.  (Sickness & Disability & Social Security & Welfare)  Dispatches: Britain on the Sick, Channel 4 2012

 

88,397.  The head of the mental health charity MIND stepped down from the official scrutiny panel calling the system inhumane.  (Sickness & Disability & Social Security & Mental Health & Welfare)  ibid.

 

88,398.  It was Labour who first hired Atos.  (Sickness & Disability & Social Security & Welfare)  ibid.

 

88,399.  Even losing a whole arm is not considered enough to quality for significant disability points.  (Sickness & Disability & Social Security & Welfare)  ibid.

 

88,400.  The Atos assessors have targets for the number of people taken off benefit.  (Sickness & Disability & Social Security & Welfare)  ibid.

 

 

139,810.  Oh hi, basically I just need to find out the progress of my claim.  It’s been six months now and I’m literally starving and cold.  I am in so much debt.  I’ve had nothing to eat.  I can’t … All of my disability premiums have been taken away from me.  If this isn’t solved quick then I cannot survive, like physically survive.  (Disability & Suicide & Social Security & Welfare State)  Dispatches: The Truth About Disability Benefits, emergency call to Work & Pensions, Channel 4 2021

 

139,811.  In 2019, Philippa Day, a 27 year old single mother, took an insulin overdose and died after the department for work and pensions cut here disability benefits.  She is the latest in a long line of victims of errors in the benefits system stretching back over ten years.  (Disability & Suicide & Social Security & Welfare State)  ibid.    

 

139,812.  2008-2020: 82 deaths linked to benefits are reported in the media; 5 independent reviews; coroners send five letters to DWP.  (Disability & Suicide & Social Security & Welfare State)  ibid.    

 

139,813.  2012-2021: DWP conduct 268 secret reviews about claimants who have come to serious harm.  These are never made public.   (Disability & Suicide & Social Security & Welfare State)  ibid.    

 

 

93,140.  Welfare became a term of opprobrium – a contentious, often vindictive area of political conflict in which liberals and conservatives clashed and children were lost sight of.  Daniel P Moynihan, cited The Washington Post 25th November 1994

 

 

93,141.  Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.  Ronald Reagan, interview Los Angeles Times

 

 

93,142.  Strive constantly to serve the welfare of the world; by devotion to selfless work one attains the supreme goal of life.  Do your work with the welfare of others always in mind.  Bhagavad Gita

 

 

93,143.  Welfare began as a lifeline.  But for too many it’s become a way of life.  David Cameron, September 2011

 

 

93,144.  The Cycle of Dependency – we are determined to break it.  David Cameron

 

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