In a stroke of political genius, Labour have bypassed WINZ for the newly unemployed by creating a special 12 week tax free payment to anyone who has lost their job because of the pandemic.
It’s been a problem that’s been building for sometime, how do you get predominately white working people to interact with a toxic welfare agency which is designed, built and staffed by petty sadists who gleefully abuse the vulnerable who are desperate enough to seek their help.
It’s a dilemma I’ve been warning about for some time as more stories of white working people needing welfare for the first time are shocked and appalled at the sadism of WINZ.
Now sure, the new payment leaves out those who are currently unemployed, desperate migrant workers and anyone who loses their job for a reason other than the pandemic, but I think you’ll all not, those categories don’t have many white voting people in them.
The new welfare payment is to help newly unemployed working white people avoid the horror toxicity of dealing with WINZ because nothing fires up the volk quite like being treated as poor and brown.
It’s as nakedly venal as that.
Maybe if Labour win a majority they might do something like actually reform the toxicity of WINZ rather than embark upon embarrassingly biased bullshit like this?
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