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Around £12bn of welfare cuts are set to be announced in Wednesday's budget, so naturally the Department for Work and Pensions has released a rap.
In the worst re-release to drop anywhere, ever, the DWP has put out a two year old rap promoting the government's workplace pension reforms on Vine.
The rap was previously uploaded as a video on the department’s YouTube channel, which promoted its initiative to automatically place employees into workplace pension schemes two years ago..
The lyrics are as follows:
Can I have your attention,about the workplace pensionDid I forget to mention, millions of people are already benefitingFrom being involved in the workplace pensionSo can I have your attention
Can I have your attention,
about the workplace pension
Did I forget to mention,
millions of people are already benefiting
From being involved in the workplace pension
So can I have your attention
Embarrassing rhyme structure aside, the timing of the re-release is a little baffling, as it comes two days before George Osborne will unveil of where £12bn of welfare budget cuts will come from.
One can only assume it’s a staggering attempt to distract. Surely?
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