Redundancy turns hardworking taxpayer into benefit scrounger overnight

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A man who was previously described as a hardworking taxpayer is now being labelled a benefit scrounger after he was made redundant.

37-year-old Simon Williams became aware of his new status as a burden on the state after the firm he works for announced it had to cut the workforce in order to make ‘savings’ in order to maximise shareholder return.

Despite going from striver to skiver in the space of twenty-four hours, Mr Williams is determined to remain positive.

“I was reading in the paper the other day that I get a new plasma TV and xBox when I sign on, so it’s not all bad I suppose,” he said.

“I’m a little bit disappointed that yesterday the Daily Mail said I was a hard-working Brit trying to make this country great again, but today I’m apparently a drain on the resources of the hard-working indigenous population.

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“Having said that, I read in The Sun that I’ll now be able to afford the latest iPhone, so that should go a long way to softening the blow.”

Mr Williams also revealed that despite his sudden transformation from a ‘decent member of society’ to a ‘workshy layabout’, he’s optimistic about the future.

“Like most people, I’ve always wanted to settle down and start a family,” he explained.

“And I read in the Daily Express that if I now have kids I’ll be given a big new house to live in.

“Honestly, being on benefits sounds pretty amazing. I really wish I’d lost my job years ago.”