I am as guilty as anyone else for carping about our benefit system and its misuse/abuse. EG., how can the unemployment benefit system be put right? I worked abroad for a couple of years and saw things that at first shocked me because I had the British 'mental set' on such benefits. Why can we not have a transparent system that pays a single person a fixed sum and similarly an increasing amount if you are married with a family. That sum is nationally assessed as enough to live on healthily. No further money for any reason and the money is paid until you find work or for a fixed period beyond which no payment. Obviously the state would provide the means of relocation for work if necessary. Chronic disability would be treated as a separate issue and medically proven disability through injury also a separate issue. I admit to not having thought it all through so shoot me down.