With a big bunch of government cuts imminent, what's the chances of them hitting our chav contingent where it hurts? I've noticed these people increasing throughout the country over the last 10-15 years and their 'progress' seems unstoppable. Apart from perhaps our numbskull trendy middleclass dickheads (you know, 3 kids and dog on foot, mum and dad with one papoose each) the chavs are breeding at an alarming rate. Can the planet take all this procreation? And why should it have to in the case of these irresponsible earthlings? Chavs do nowt and are basically not interested in ANYTHING if it doesn't involve drink, drugs, smoking, sex or violence in some form or other. They generally seem to get-off by intimidating proper humans as an additional form of entertainment (their idea of entertainment is NOT likely to be Springwatch or Michael Portillo's train journeys). Chavs are just about in control of all the social space in this country and something needs to be done.
Benefit cuts. There are certain to be cutbacks on Welfare coming, as this is where the new government perceives large savings can be made. But which benefits will be targeted precisely, and how will the qualifying criteria be changed to penalise the worst offenders? To my mind the worst offenders are mainly chavs. So if the government is going to be fair it must start by hitting those people who have no legitimate reason for claiming a benefit. Jobseeker's Allowance should mean just that: the claimant is actually trying to find work. And one way of knowing if this is true is surely just by LOOKING at the claimant. Some of the clientele in Jobcentre Plus points look as if they haven't washed for months, and their dress code and attitude is enough to deter any prospective employer just as soon as they appear for interview.
A revolutionary re-training plan. This would be my answer to the chav problem. Set up centres around the country, any unused large space(s) which can be transformed quite cheaply into areas of discipline and social skills/practical skills training. The staff would be drawn from tough ex-army/police ranks with certain necessary skills in dealing with 'attitude' types. Where individuals have been assessed as 'non-legitimate' they must sign up for a period of this re-training or forfeit their benefit for a similar period. The period could be, say 3-4 months. If at the end of a period the re-training supervisor considers the client is still not suitably re-trained he then notifies the relevant Jobcentre that another period should be started. The length of attendance hours each day would be similar to weekday work hours (9am-5pm or similar). This would certainly get a lot of these people off the streets whilst rehabilitating many of them at the same time. The cost of such a programme would be very reasonable I would expect, as the crime statistics would reduce (along with the costs these incur) and jobs would be created through establishing and operating the new centres.