It’s not welfare, its Benefits. We have all paid National Insurance. Insurance policies give benefits. Welfare sounds like its some sort of charity, it isn’t. It’s the benefits of insurance that we have paid into all our lives. So what if you have been unable to work all your life because of a disability, are bringing up small children, become unemployed, become disabled, or get too old to work. Those who are lucky enough to be able to pay in from our salaries were (and are, mostly) happy to share those benefits with you. There but for the grace of god go I, etc.
The Tories are very clever with language. It’s not ‘workfare’ or ‘compulsory unpaid work’, its ‘mandatory work activity’. Its not ‘Incapacity Benefit’, its ‘Employment and Support Allowance’. its not ‘Work Training’ its ‘Work Related Activities’. They want us to call it welfare because they want it to sound like a charity, not like our rights in a scheme we all pay in to.