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Broken culture breeds unrest in Britain
Tue Oct 4, 2011 4:45PM GMT|
The British Work and Pension Secretary has insisted that the August unrests revealed the UK had a rising underclass "governed by a perverse set of values.”
Iain Duncan Smith blamed the family breakdown and country's welfare-dependent “growing underclass” for the outbreak of unrest swept across England.
"There is a depressing and familiar context to what we saw - that is the steady rise of an underclass in Britain, a group too often characterised by chaos and dysfunctionality and governed by a perverse set of values", Duncan Smith told the Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester.
He claimed that the Tories should act as social reformers to restore aspiration to the people who have been left behind for too long. He also said gangs played an important role in the unrest, and that the government needed to tackle the British violent gang culture.
"The riots provided a moment of clarity for us all, a reminder that a strong economy requires a strong social settlement, with stable families ready to play a productive role in their communities," he said.
Duncan Smith told the Tories that the pockets of social housing had “too often become places of intergenerational worklessness, hopelessness and dependency.”
He stressed the coalition government was facing the joblessness that had been cared for too long by the benefit system. Adding about a fifth of households were out of work, and spending on working age welfare had soared by 50 per cent under Labour party before the recession.
Blaming former Labour government for allowing foreign workers to take job positions in Britain, Duncan Smith said: "For too long the last government understood that we had a social problem, but considered it a second order issue."
"They knew too many British people were on benefits living unproductive lives, but their short-term coping strategy was to bring in more and more workers from overseas to fill the gaps."
Maybe you can give the underclass jobs, but you can't give nor buy them dignity, honor, shame and all things that makeup a decent human being. Let's face it, this trashy culture of binge drinking, promiscuity and gangs can't just be blamed on the governement. The government is not here to rear your children or you for that matter. A society without morals and one without God...Liberals idea of heaven no?