Is Cameron Planning to End Housing Benefit for the Young?

David Cameron must have really enjoyed last Summer’s riots as he appears determined to cause another.  In possibly the most out of touch measure yet, he is planning to cause unprecedented youth homelessness by ending Housing Benefit for people under 25.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the DWP is plotting to force young people to go back and live with their parents should they become unemployed.  The chinless toffs in Government assume that everyone’s family can afford to keep a spare room for their kids for years after they may have left home.  After all, their Mummies and Daddies have plenty of space in their Home Counties country homes.

It is chilling to imagination the devastation this could cause.  Not content with destroying their educational chances and forcing them to work in Tesco for free, the Government now seems intent on forcing our young people to sleep on the street.

What Cameron and Osborne couldn’t neither know or understand, is that lots of people leave home  because their families can’t afford to keep them anymore.  Not everyone has loaded parents, something which seems lost on this government of clowns.  Many young people leave home due to violence or abuse.  Will they now be forced to go back and live with their former abusers?  Some people under 25 have children themselves.  Will Granny and Granddad be expected to accommodate their grand kids as well?  This of course assumes that Granny and Granddad are still alive or in contact with their children.

There are almost 400,000 young people currently claiming Housing Benefit.  The Government is considering making nearly half a million people homeless at a stroke.  That’s not far off twice the number of coppers and the army combined.  The social costs of this will be astronomical.  No Government in recent history has been foolish enough to consider inflicting such a devastating policy upon the nation’s children.

Already people under 35 are only entitled to a room in a shared house should they become unemployed.  The caps to Housing Benefit have forced many families into homelessness.  Charities have warned that homelessness is already soaring.  If Cameron’s plans come to fruition then we will see cardboard cities thousands strong.

An entire generation will be impoverished.  Many people turn to drink or drugs if they face homelessness.  It’s hard to sleep on a pavement after all.  There is little chance of young people on the street being able to turn up for their daily workfare in the local supermarket.  Even more benefit sanctions will likely follow.  Hundreds of thousands of our young could fall into the spiral of crime and addiction just to survive.  What that will look like in reality is anyone’s guess.  The cossetted life for the rich in London may well come to an end as Cameron launches full frontal class war.

If they come for our homes, then some people may well come for theirs.

Dimitris Christoulas tragically took his own life recently due to the austerity onslaught in Greece.  In his suicide note he wrote: ” I believe that young people with no future, will one day take up arms and hang the traitors of this country at Syntagma square, just like the Italians did to Mussolini in 1945.”

Cameron should be careful just how far he pushes.

33 responses to “Is Cameron Planning to End Housing Benefit for the Young?

  1. Tory cunts.

  2. The chinless toffs in Government assume that everyone’s family can afford to keep a spare room for their kids for years after they may have left home.

    err and if they are in unfortunate circumstances that states they cannot have a spare room because they will lose HB?

    An entire generation will be impoverished. Many people turn to drink or drugs if they face homelessness. It’s hard to sleep on a pavement after all. There is little chance of young people on the street being able to turn up for their daily workfare in the local supermarket. Even more benefit sanctions will likely follow. Hundreds of thousands of our young could fall into the spiral of crime and addiction just to survive. What that will look like in reality is anyone’s guess.

    I simply cannot imagine anyone is insane enough to do this but if it goes ahead might as well wash this country down the drain and I dread to think of what they can dream up next.

  3. I seem to remember they did this in the 80s or at least limited benefit to few weeks at a time. It lead to an explosion in street homelessness whi ch is what will happen againa. One of the good things labour did was to change that. So it would not surprise me if they did it again. It. Also included people who were coming out of care

  4. As a single person under 35 without children and on sick benefits, my housing benefit has been cut by £200 a month! Due to the reasons why I am on sick benefits I am completely unable to house share. This means effectively I’m homeless, luckily I have been moved up the council list due to my ill health, some aren’t so lucky. This government is just making things worse for all! I believe that the government is making these changes to force people into working (though even if I was well enough unemployment is so high in this area it would be nigh on impossible to get a job!) and come off benefits in all its forms!

  5. Nazi Animal Bastards.

  6. Unbelievable! … it just demonstrates the utter contempt they have for ordinary people!

  7. Its all part of a Corporate Nazi ideology festering in UK politics and in many ways Labour are just as bad as the Tories if not worse in some respects.

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    I do love Morons

  9. The “Chaos theory” of government – “Chaotic, therefore, in our vocabulary is a good thing” so said Tory MP Nick Boles, author of “Which Way’s Up:the future for coalition Britain and how to get there”, and advocate of so-called “Big Bang localism”:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/dec/19/coalition-government-chaos-theory-politics

    The ConDems may be enjoying watching the chaos ensuing from their policies; I doubt they would if it was their children or other loved ones being affected.

    • FINDLOW
      The ConDems may be enjoying watching the chaos ensuing from their policies; I doubt they would if it was their children or other loved ones being affected.

      I agree because enjoy doing/watching as people die are abused and tortured is the product of very sick and evil minds that would never allow it happen to theirs so what does that really tell you about we are all in it together?

      Trialia

      I am sorry to hear about your situation and I hope it never comes to an actual point where your fears about living arrangements come to fruition. As for you saying.

      I’m beginning to be more and more certain Cameron and his party are simply trying to kill us all.

      I agree with that also and many are worried about the same thing.

  10. …what the s***!

    My sister is 24. She’s disabled, agoraphobic, severely mentally ill and struggles living in a shared house. She and my father hate each other’s guts, she tried to kill herself several times while forced to live with him, and she and I can’t abide living together either – and neither household can afford to add another member who isn’t able to contribute to the rent. Especially since I myself am still under 35 and also disabled.

    I’m beginning to be more and more certain Cameron and his party are simply trying to kill us all.

  11. Trialia…you are absolutely right.

    • Girl i dont even feel sorry for you! You seem to think its the government responability to take care of you and your family. Perhaps its counselling you and your family need. I.e. Learning to love each other instead of asking the government to re-enforce hate!

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  13. is there no end to the stupidity!!??

  14. Cameron is a Cunt

    And it wont be long until it is raised to the under-35s… under-45s… under-55s… under-125s…

  15. Arbeitsscheu_UK

    This is so ridiculously unworkable it appears to be the usual old trick of attempting to shift the focus away from #cash4cameron and #Tories-Fuel-The-Fuel-Panic and the rest of their recent bad mouthing and then Cameron will claim to have listened to our concerns and have dropped the idea altogether, along with what remains of his credibility.

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    First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist…

  17. Eric Greenwood

    Sometimes i think they set up these stories so we can be outraged, then they will say oh look we arent doing THAT, we are only doing this which is less than we said.. For example we will increase VAT to 40%,, Us outrage, them We will only increase it to 30%.. Us . at least its not that bad..

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