So the unemployed no longer deserve to have a say in their own fates or the way the country is run.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Tory mindset in a nutshell.
I've said this before, but I'll say it again.
These Tories are returning to an 18th century mindset. Before the 1832 Reform Act the guiding principle for suffrage was that only those who owned property or rented property above a certain value, i.e. had a stake in the wealth of the country, should have the vote. That ensured a basically conservative succession, the poor were excluded and the majority simply had to accept decisions made on their behalf. Then in the early 1800s the paradigm began to shift, so that the right to participate in decision making was based in some concept of citizenship in which the person of the citizen was the key feature. Over time this developed, and suffrage was achieved by women and by people over 18. Multiple voting was abolished.
Now we have a system whereby those who are transient will not be able to register to vote, where multiple voting (a business-owners' vote) has been mooted and where very definitely those not 'producing wealth' in some form are seen, not as citizens, but as drogues.
We already have an analogue of the Speenhamland outdoor relief system, whereby employers pay inadequate wages and the shortfall between pay and starvation is made up by the taxpayer. Very good for the employer, but disastrous in the long term for the employee and the taxpayer. Speenhamland had to be abandoned because of the costs - but beware, it was replaced with Indoor Relief - the workhouse.