(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

What do unemployed people have to do these days to prove to Job Centre staff that they really are looking for work and avoid being sanctioned?

Stand on a street corner all day with a sign around their neck saying ‘I need a job, call me“?

Well no actually, because that’s exactly what this man did:

all I want is a job
And he was still sanctioned by Job Centre staff because they reckoned he wasn’t looking hard enough for work:

Benefits blow for Wolverhampton billboard jobseeker

Looks like the only way you can get any benefits these days when you don’t have a job is by becoming an MP. 


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