On this month’s Don’t Shout, volunteers put unemployment back on the agenda. Despite UK unemployment rising above 2.5 million why have there been no mass protests or marches for jobs? Should we accept unemployment as a fact of life or demand more jobs for all? Are benefits making us lazy? In this contentious on the sofa discussion, unemployed volunteers discuss their concerns with Angus Kennedy who argues that the focus on youth is itself a problem and dependency on the state can make us sick.
- Article by David Conn: The jobless are no shirking scroungers – you try living on £65.45 a week
- BBC article: NEETS ‘should not get benefits’, say MPs