Yes, amazing, isn’t it? Finally the Tories are giving in to the left’s great demand. That jobs should be provided for the long term unemployed. It’s just so wonderful to see that finally, finally, those dim bulb capitalist bastards have seen the light. All that work by Neal Lawson, Richard Murphy, Michael Meacher, all of their protests and arguments are now being accepted. If there is a long term unemployment problem then it is the duty of government to create jobs for those people to do.
Tens of thousands of long-term jobless welfare claimants will have to work for 30 hours a week doing community service or lose their unemployment benefits, the Chancellor will say.
My congratulations to all of them for getting this through, even if their party isn’t actually in power at present.