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Work, the Devil and the Archbishop

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The Archbishop of Canterbury has denounced the Coalition plan for  the long-term unemployed to do community work rather than simply drawing benefits, writes Peter Rhodes.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has denounced the Coalition plan for the long-term unemployed to do community work rather than simply drawing benefits,

writes Peter Rhodes

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This is rich coming from the head of a church which has spent many centuries telling us that labour brings dignity and the Devil finds work for idle hands.

You see, Archbishop, there's this thing called the protestant work ethic. . . .

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