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Poll: should benefits be stopped for people with addiction, alcoholism or obesity?

This poll is over 6 years old
 

Tories now want to cut benefits for people with so called self-inflicted barriers to employment - are they right to do so?

Should benefits be stopped for people struggling with addiction, alcoholism or obesity?

Yes
47
No
134

The Tories announced this week that people struggling from addictions, alcoholism and obesity could have their benefits stopped.

A consultation paper ordered by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith is to look at how people with so called self-inflicted barriers to employment can be coaxed into work.

One proposal would be to halt their benefits if they refused to get treatment for their condition or addiction.

The consultation was originally limited to obese people when it was first announced last February, but is being expanded to include the cost of drug dependency and alcoholism to society and taxpayers.

We’re asking what you think about this: is this really the way to help people back into work, or is it another Tory attack on the vulnerable.

Should benefits be stopped for people struggling with addiction, alcoholism or obesity?

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