No more money for drug addicts
YOUR headline about addicts on £7.4m benefits (Sentinel, October 25) is enough to get the creator of the benefits scheme Sir William Beveridge spinning in his grave.
Payments through hard times were meant to be paid on contributions made through taxes and national insurance.
Mike Jones, of CJI LTD, an alcoholism and drug addiction clinic says: "You have to support people who find themselves unable to work through drugs or alcohol."
Well, that's just fine and dandy Mr Jones.
The good people of this country will keep working while scroungers throw ale down their throat all day knowing others are keeping their pockets lined.
Figures show a staggering £36.6 million in child benefit is paid to families whose offspring don't even live here.
Migrants are claiming for 40,000 children based abroad. Do our leaders not know the resentment this breeds from many who have worked all their life to fund this mess?
There is talk of deeper cuts to come in the benefits system from this Government.
Well, stop trotting along and get on with it, I for one do not wish to underwrite the lifestyles of any of the above people any longer.
DARREN MEADOWCROFT Hanley