A4E: We need a Public Investigation Now.
This fortnight has been a rollercoaster.
From being almost completely ignored Workfare has become a major issue.
The ‘Welfare-to-Work’ industry is now under public scrutiny.
Internal Government investigations are not enough.
The attempt to pooh-pooh critics as ‘Trotksyists’ and ‘Anarchists’ shows how desperate the Cabinet is.
No amount of shilly-shallying by David Cameron will suffice.
That is why Ipswich Unemployed Action demands a major public inquiry into the whole sordid affair.
On the model of the Leveson inquiry it should investigate allegations, revealed by our top-researcher, Work Programme, and other sites, of the large-scale abuse of public funds by the company still (as Private Eye points out today) owned by Emma Harrison.
In these conditions, this is the least that we can expect.