- Aug 12, 2008
- Southend on sea
http://harpymarx.wordpress.com/2008/12/20/loan-shark-purnell/You know, what does James Purnell have against the poor? Not content with punishing and penalising people for having the audacity to claim benefits he now wants to finish the job by charging 27% interest on crisis loans. At the moment, crisis loans are interest free as they usually act as a stop gap between getting your benefits and to pay for necessities while you wait.
Even Terry Rooney, chair of the Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee, is appalled: ‘Whoever dreamed this up, particularly at this time of year, must have lost their moral compass’.
Just when you thought it couldn't get worse for the disadvantaged