Women on the dole are being offered a £1,150 fashion and beauty makeover and membership to a dating agency to help them find a wealthy husband.No, not because I think it’s a good idea. I think it’s crazy and a waste of money:
Dutch jobseekers are being given a new hairstyle and outfit and tips from a lifecoach on how to attract a new partner.
The scheme is being offered by three councils in Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands.I just want to see Harriet Harman’s head explode…
They estimate that if 70 women find a solvent husband, the council can save £330,000 on welfare payments.
They also believe that finding love will help get the unemployed off state benefits by improving their confidence and ambitions.