pete284 wrote:Then the £217 billion we spend on benefits could be spent elsewhere in UK on NHS, social housing, etc.
Not really anything to do with Europe.
That £217bn includes:
98bn in state pensions. Yep, those oldies could go.
26bn in housing benefit, oh hang on you wanted social housing didn't you.
11bn in child benefit. Could lose that right, 'cos bringing up children is easy and cheap.
36bn in disability benefit. I guess you could lose that if you legalise assisted suicide. That would help with the state pension problem as well.
29bn in child and working tax credits. Could lose that if you forced companies to pay a proper wage. Or reduce prices significantly.
1bn on war pensions. Well, fuck them, they knew the risks when they joined, right?
2.4bn in unemployment benefit. Well, you won't lose your job ever will you? Or get old, get sick or be vulnerable in any way.
Or if you do, we can always step over your corpse on the pavement. Although it might depress house prices.