The award season is in full swing, and last week The Sun newspaper joined the fun, publishing a feature it called “The Welfies”.
If you didn’t see it, “The Welfies” is a list of “hilarious” awards that celebrate Britain’s top “scroungers and dossers” (that’s Sun-speak for people on benefits).
The article includes such rib-ticklers as the “Excess Pounds Award”, which The Sun gave to a 31-stone man for being too overweight to work. There was also the side-splitting “Put a Knot it in it Award” which went to a 32-year-old woman for having too many children. Other questionable awards included the “Carry on Claiming Award” and the “Jobdodgers Award”.
Not wanting to be left out, I have created my own not-so-humorous list of awards to give much-needed recognition to the most stellar injustices of the benefits system.