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It's heartless to blame job losses on unemployed people – but it's how much of Britain thinks | Polly Toynbee

Only by tackling inequality at a local level can we turn around Britain’s blame culture and address social injustice Howl, beat your head against the wall, tear your hair and despair of this country. How can it be that nearly half the population thinks the reason people lost their jobs in the pandemic was due to their own underperformance? Just 31% attribute it to bad luck. Look around every city and town to see the shuttered shops, closed offices, boarded-up pubs, bars and restaurants, the blindingly obvious signs of the mass loss of jobs. Yet again those on the left are forced to confront some dismal realities about British public attitudes. Related: Job losses in pandemic due to performance issues, say nearly half of Britons Continue reading...

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