Just how stupid can politicians get or do they not think things through? Probably both!
The latest idiocy is to suggest cutting the benefits of people unable to work because of their addiction to drugs or alcohol unless they agree to take part in a rehabilitation programme.
All they had to do was to ask a therapist (& I happen to be one) for an opinion and they would have been told that unless the addict really wants to change, any therapy will be a complete waste of time and money. In addition, surely it must be obvious that cutting benefits will result in more crime in order to feed the habit or buy the booze.
If anyone needs rehabilitation into real life it must be politicians, most of ‘em anyway.