Suns smearing of a generous mum, but it’s Christmas bonuses all round at the DWP

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Suns smearing of a generous mum, but it’s Christmas bonuses all round at the DWP

Post by Admin on Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:40 pm

On Friday 15 December, The Sun published a front-page story about a mum on benefits who was spending £2,000 on her kids’ Christmas presents. VoxPolitical said this “revives [the] ‘benefit scrounger’ lie to smooth over DWP’s bad publicity”. And one Twitter user described it as a piece of “vile journalism”.
The purpose of the story

This front-page story peddled the stereotype of benefits claimants being ‘scroungers’. The Sun consistently publishes these sorts of articles. Back in 2015, the paper included a ‘disgusting’ feature called ‘The Welfies‘, which claimed to recognise the UK’s biggest “scroungers and dossers”. Tom London on Twitter suggested the paper had a goal in mind. He said:

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2017/12/18/sun-got-slammed-vile-smearing-generous-mum-christmas-bonuses-round-dwp/
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