Myths and money in Britain’s ‘poverty porn’ industry

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A Brit buying the Daily Mirror in 1976 would have come across an article entitled ‘Cheated by the dole queue fiddlers’. Now, in 2018, a recent headline in The Sun screamed ‘Hod a Liar: Benefits cheat who swindled $67,612’. In 40 years, little has changed and, as the headlines suggest, the coverage of welfare is and…



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