It has just been proposed by James Purnell (wanker) who is the work and pensions minister that the Government are looking at the idea of cutting benefits to out of work alcoholics!!!!!!! This proposal follows on from legislation currently going through to penalise drug addicts in the same way. Drug addicts can be largely dependant on crime to sustain a habit and this legislation is surely going to make it worse. If an alcoholic who is on jobseekers allowance wants to keep his benefit, he/she has to prove that their alcoholism isn't a factor in them getting a job and also they HAVE TO seek help to ensure their benefit isn't cut. Not only have our civil liberties and privacy been eroded by this governement, but now there is an intensified penalising of vulnerable people which include addicts, mental health users and single mothers. is their anyone on this forum actually agree with these reforms?