July 13, 2010
It is yet another brainchild of the new, open coalition: a website that allows the public to pinpoint where spending cuts can be made.
But once again, the idea has fallen victim to a string of outlandish suggestions – just like the scheme asking which bad laws should be scrapped.
They include forcing the poor to be sterilised, calling for a return of the workhouse and forcing benefits claimants to work in sweatshops.
Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander told her: ‘Of course these aren’t ideas I would wish to promote.’
Miss Eagle said the website currently featured ‘such issues as sterilising the poor, reopening the workhouses, asking single parents who can’t finance their children to terminate the pregnancy, benefit claimants to work in sweatshops and immigrants to be moved out of cities’.
This article was posted: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 4:31 pm