18 August 2015
There was an interesting letter in the Independent the other day. The writer, Roddy Keenan, pointed out that fraudulent behaviour in the City is framed as rotten apples not comprehensive or systemic failure. However, fraud by a benefits claimant is framed as “representative of benefit claimants a whole,” an example of widespread abuse. Rotten apples do not call for all-out reform of the City, systemic benefits abuse supports the abolition of the benefits system. Keenan makes an excellent point.
Here’s his letter
– scroll to No ‘rotten apples’ on benefits, Independent 10 August 2015