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Unemployed in Britain

Several British denominations criticized a government plan to end unemployment benefits if recipients don't accept jobs offered by labor officers.

Under the proposal, those refusing jobs could forfeit three years of unemployment benefits.

Alison Tomlin, president of the Methodist Conference, worried that the plan assumes people living in poverty are lazy, instead of seeing that they "face difficulties in finding jobs, in meeting caring responsibilities and in living on the wages offered."


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