I attended another lecture at the TCU ('Tent City University') at St Paul's.
The speaker gave some fascinating chilling insights into the welfare 'reforms', e.g. DLA (disability living allowance).
Government actions over DLA are basically striking panic and fear, even sometimes suicide, into people receiving that benefit and their carers and families.
A major driving force behind these 'reforms' (i.e. privatisation) is a certain American health insurance company (whose name escapes me now).
She remarked on how the corporatized media spin this subject. For example, they typically pose the question, 'What do you think about people claiming undeserved disability allowances?' - to which the answer, of course, is universally 'we hate it.'
BUT, when you ask, say, 'Is there anyone whose future you fear for with regard to welfare reforms?' you get a very different picture of people's attitudes towards welfare claimants.
She writes this blog (which looks pretty interesting):