Hot on the heels of the 11,000 free lap tops issued by the benevolent Nu-Labour government – shortly to be on sale in every back street boozer and car boot sale within striking distance of Liverpool, comes news of another vote winning bonanza for the serially unemployed.
Free mobile phone calls for those ‘on benefit’.
The Department of Works and Pension has now reached agreement with O2, Orange, Tesco Mobile, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone to end charges to their customers for mobile calls to around seventy of its 0800 numbers. These numbers are used by people making initial claims for benefit and pensions and to request emergency payments, such as crisis loans.
Yup, if your free lap top hasn’t arrived yet, or your mobile phone credit has run out, why should you have to bear the cost of complaining to the Benefits office?
Surely free Plasma TVs cannot be far away. Gordon will get the ungrateful wretches out to vote for him yet.