The government have announced plans for every single household to have at least one family member on benefits by 2015. A pilot scheme has been running up north since the mid 1980s and it's expected to be rolled out over the whole country with completion expected by Q1 2015.
The scheme has been highly successful up north and the take up has been phenomenal. Most households are now up and running and enjoying the benefits of such a scheme. However, success up north has been countered by anger down south. They feel they are missing out and the government agree that there is an imbalance across the country.
"People down south feel they are missing out. They see people with not only one family member on benefits but, in many cases, two. You can understand the resentment that's built up over the last 30 years. It's that old battle between the 'have nots' and the 'want to be have nots'," said a spokesman.
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith announced the new countrywide initiative and hopes this government gets universal credit for it.
"Due to the success of the scheme up north, we are now going roll this out nationwide. Scotland will be independent although we will still pay for it and Wales demand that the one family member can speak Welsh.
"One thing the pilot scheme has taught us is that we don't really need to differentiate between the work-shy and the disabled, the able and the unable to work, the rich and the poor, the scroungers and the vulnerable. With that in mind we have scrapped all benefits and we are just having 'Britain's One Massive Benefit' and we will drop the BOMB on the British people on 1st April 2011," said Mr Duncan Smith
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