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David Cameron tells The Sun that the welfare system has “lost its way” and become a “lifestyle choice for some”

What: David Cameron tells The Sun that “Too often hard-working people have felt that it’s one rule for them and another rule for those on benefits…We are making sure that disability benefit goes to those who genuinely need help, not to those who don’t… This is a Government for hard-working people — and that’s the way it will stay.”

Why significant: It is published just as the government launches its new personal independence payment, with the intention of cutting what was spent on working-age disability living allowance by 20 per cent, and again heightens the stigmatising rhetoric about disabled people as “fakers and frauds”.


'Crazy situation where you earn more on benefits than you do at work ends NOW', CAMERON, 2013