OUTRAGE and FURY as Daily Mail labels over ONE MILLION British housewives, pensioners and disabled people “LAZY”

by Stephen Tall on February 12, 2013

Here’s the Daily Mail slamming 4 million feckless shirkers “languishing on benefits” courtesy of my hard-earned taxes:

mail lazy britain

What the Mail’s Emily Davies didn’t report, however, was that of those four million, 514,000 are ‘looking after family or home’. A further 213,000 are retired, many of them doubtless from having looked after ‘family or home’ throughout their lives.

Since when did the Mail have a problem with home-makers and the retired? Sounds like their core readership.

Oh, and of the four million almost half (1,976,000) are students. A further 332,000 are the long-term sick and disabled.

The number of currently unemployed people who have never been employed is 638,000. Still a large and depressing number. But it’s not four million.

PS: yes, I know referring to ‘housewives’ in the headline is clumsily sexist and inaccurate. That’s why I did it.

* All figures from FullFact.org: How many people have never worked in their lives?


As usual, Paul Dacre’s nasty crew demonstrates the power of the “free” press by being free and easy with the facts. http://t.co/j6pAdalo

by @nevillefarmer on February 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm. Reply #

http://t.co/cNnQEGCd this what they think of British people but our so called Coalition Government agrees with them be aware #Eastleigh

by @salardeen on February 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm. Reply #

OUTRAGE&FURY Daily Mail labels over ONE MILLION British housewives, pensioners & disabled people “LAZY” Stephen Tall http://t.co/fQw50rPS

by @audduns on February 12, 2013 at 11:52 pm. Reply #

paul dacre who recives 1 millon in farm subsides and he doesnt do any farming ethere.

by Steven Bones on May 11, 2015 at 12:45 pm. Reply #

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