I am not sticking up for the workers who have made these overpayments, they should be disciplined i.e they should lose their jobs, however overpayments does not mean that people who are on benefits have permission to cheat the system. 2 wrongs doesnt make 1 right.
Peter you should come and live in wandsworth and look at the THOUSANDS of cab drivers who have moved to the UK from Gremany simply because it was becoming impossible to claim in Germany. In UK they are free to register as self employed and show minimum income and claim Tax credits and housing benefit whilst earning thousands in cash, this is a reality which needs to be realised for the better of this counctries future. Before someone else gets th erace card out , I am born in UK from Pakistani origin worked all my life and paid tax and now I see people coming here in the name of multiculturalism and raping the benfits of this counctry whilst this country sits quietly and allowing for this to happen, infact encouraging it by making benefits easy to claim. Other counctries seem to make it happen by working cross team, no benefits if people are working fulltime at college in a field where there is ashortage in expertise etc etc. There are enough jobs out there, get proactive job centres not the social clubs we have at the moment.
If people expect change then it has got to be RADICAL CHANGE, nothing else will suffice.