Everyday life

about welfare and migrant perception

“The notion that welfare is not a right but a finite resource to which one must prove entitlement, underpins some of the exclusionary logic which finds expression in the measures we have outlined above.” (measures regarding handling of asylum-seekers and refugees) (Bloch and Schuster 2005).

Even in Singapore where there is little welfare to be claimed from living in the country, many people still share the same economic and social fears about migrants as people here in the UK. I guess this fear of the ‘other’ is pretty universal then.

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