hmmm ... interesting
make the poor hate the immigrants
make the immigrants insular
Status quo remains, been the same the world over since year dot.
and I have no idea how poor my downstairs neighbours are
where a lot of humans could be seen as pointless/parasitic, but that would be sociopathic
where the unemployed and those on benefits are easy to dislike. I'm sure that there are shitloads of scum that are just playing the system. There are also loads of hard working but low waged individuals that are on benefits too who aren't playing the system. Not all Tories are evil and not everyone left of centre are saints. Shaming Britain's poor ISN'T the new bloodsport. Barbara Ellen just wants you to think that.
No one's to blame?
I think it's a non-story. The poor and those on benefits are scapegoated and blamed when the economy is good as well as bad. Very often in a right-leaning newspaper you'd have an article of job losses and spending cuts and then there's a feature on someone on benefits that's claimed a lot of money. That's what the right-leaning press do and it's dull. What Barbara Ellen's feature was, was the opposite and equally dull. So, overall it's a non-story.