In 2013 UKIP described the unemployed as a “a parasitic underclass of scroungers”.
UKIP’s welfare policies include forced unpaid work for all Housing and Council Tax Benefit claimants, Incapacity Benefit (now ESA) slashed to Job Seeker’s Allowance rates and childcare support for working parents demolished.
To add to this UKIP Welfare Policy is also
• Non means-tested “basic cash benefit” for low earners and unemployed. Jobseekers allowance and incapacity benefit is scrapped.
• Child benefit for the first three children only.
• No benefits for anyone who has not lived in the UK for five years.
For the 2014 elections (UKIP site) these policies stand unchanged :
• Enrol unemployed welfare claimants onto community schemes or retraining workfare programmes.
That is, unpaid workfare.
• Make welfare a safety net for the needy, not a bed for the lazy. Benefits only available to those who have lived here for over 5 years.
That is, yet more scapegoating of the out-of-work – and ‘foreigners’.
from Ipswich Unemployed Action