Tories plan to move the unemployed to areas with more jobs?

Tory minister Iain Duncan Smith last night announced a controversial plan to move the unemployed to areas of the country where there are more jobs. The Work and Pensions Secretary said jobless workers could be forced to move hundreds of miles away from their homes. His comments echo former Tory minister... show more Tory minister Iain Duncan Smith last night announced a controversial plan to move the unemployed to areas of the country where there are more jobs.

The Work and Pensions Secretary said jobless workers could be forced to move hundreds of miles away from their homes.

His comments echo former Tory minister Norman Tebbit who in 1981 said the unemployed should "get on your bike" and look for work.

Former Tory leader Duncan Smith insisted it was the only way to help millions of people "trapped in estates where there is no work".

Opinions please on this latest piece of lunacy from the government
Update: Lady Penelope. The idea is lunacy because it simply will not work. The government should be encouraging jobs to areas of high unemployment instead of reducing the amount of money it gives to Development Agencies such as 1 North East. I am not a fan of Quangos but the ones that actually do make a difference by... show more Lady Penelope. The idea is lunacy because it simply will not work. The government should be encouraging jobs to areas of high unemployment instead of reducing the amount of money it gives to Development Agencies such as 1 North East. I am not a fan of Quangos but the ones that actually do make a difference by bringing jobs to the people must be kept going.

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