Asylum seekers to receive benefits while, as a condition thereof, banned from working. But British Citizens to have workfare.
Wages and working conditions for the poor with jobs to be driven down even further by the enforced undercutting that is workfare. Isn't that supposed to be the problem with immigration?
What could have been, and were, people's jobs to be done instead for free, since there will be no additional entitlement, by people who were forced to be there.
And remember, Keynesian job creation is The Road to Serfdom, whereas this kind of thing bears no resemblance to serfdom. Oh, no. Perish the thought.
As for signing on every day, the hilariously obvious problems with that were also lost on Tony Blair. Mercifully, he had around him people who were a lot cleverer than he was and who were prepared to stand up to him. His Heir has no such advantages. Expect a lot more of Blair's brainwaves to be revived like this.