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Twitter reacts to fake stories from DWP – here are the best

by LLB Reporter
19th Aug 15 12:07 pm

Oh dear.

The Department for Work and Pensions has given the Twitterati pure gold – by admitting that it made up stories about benefit sanctions.

In response to a FOI by a website called Welfare Weekly, the government department revealed that so-called misbehaving claimants like “Sarah” and well behaved claimants like “Zac” don’t actually exist.

Rather, their stories – Sarah failed to write her CV, while Zac correctly informed his work coach about a hospital appointment – were for “illustrative purposes”, and to demonstrate how Iain Duncan Smith’s controversial benefit sanctions worked.

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