According to England’s Tory work and pensions spokesman Theresa May, “The reality is that … there has been a steady growth in welfare ghettos – unemployment did not disappear during the boom years. It was merely disguised, renamed, and hidden away in ever-growing pockets of poverty.” It is further stated that “most of those covered in the statistics do not appear in official unemployment figures,” and that “at least five million people of working age have not done a day’s work since Labour came to power” (in 1997).
For those who aren’t good at subtlety, in America the English Labour party’s counterpart are the Democrats.
Jolly good hope and change and all that rot. Gives a whole new meaning to “nanny”, eh?