"Are there no workhouses?"
Give them time. The lackwits driving the "austerity measures" will eventually think about that one. They've so far tried almost every other dead, obsolete, proven not to work idiocy they remember from "The Good Old Days".
No, I'm not afraid of discussing the idea here. The chances of our esteemed leaders being able to find this forum are smaller than the smallest infinitesimal. We're not giving them ideas.
Look for "experimental" workhouse "pilot schemes" in about 2014.
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