UNEMPLOYMENT: Great idea until you look forward

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What a great idea, unemployed people should fill vacancies, if they want to continue receiving benefits.

Until you project forward to where it’s going. Employers sacking workers, so similar vacancies can be filled by those being paid by the state, those sacked workers becoming the next unemployed as fodder for businesses.

Soon many business will have a few employees paid for by the company, the rest paid for by the state.

In fact Lincolnshire County Council are already trialling this scheme, sacking many of its librarians, to be replaced by either the unemployed, or retired volunteers. Where will it end.

Peter Bird