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hunger in Wirral ? #1050234
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https://www.theguardian.com/society...frank-field-heidi-allen?CMP=share_btn_fb

Scroll down to the paragraph about "Joseph, a 42-year-old crack cocaine addict with a pregnant girlfriend".

Joseph gets £240 per fortnight. Wonder what he spends that on then ? That's more than I get in a month and I work part-time.


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Yep, if Joseph wants more money he could shop all the dealers that supply his cocaine for a reward.

Some of the article is misleading, all benefits are paid in arrears, if you swap from one benefit to another there is no gap as the last payment of the previous benefit is paid after you transfer.

Regardless, the distribution of wealth is appalling in many nations, especially the UK who basically follow the USA model whenever possible.

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