29 May '11, 11am

British fraudsters' excuses to scam welfare system - Straits Times

LONDON - BRITONS have invented 'ridiculous' excuses to swindle money out of the welfare system, from pretending their identity was stolen to saying an identical twin claimed the payments, officials said on Sunday. The government published a list of some of the excuses used by fraudsters targeting the welfare system as it seeks to crack down on a crime which costs the taxpayer 1.6 billion pounds (S$3.2 billion) a year. One purportedly jobless person claimed: 'I wasn't using the ladders to clean windows, I carried them for therapy for my bad back.' Some men said they did not even know their wife had a job, with one telling inspectors: 'I wasn't aware my wife was working because her hours of work coincided with the times I spent in the garden shed.' Other excuses included: 'My wallet was stolen so someone must have been using my identity, I haven't been working'; and 'It wasn...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIS...

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British PM David Cameron finds FIFA 'murky: report

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asiaone.com 28 May '11, 6am

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron thinks the workings of football's governing body FIFA are "murky", The Times...