(Graph) Number of times the word ‘scrounger’ has been used in UK newspapers since 1994

The dichotomy between "shirkers" on the one hand and "strivers" on the other is the backdrop against which the coalition is reforming welfare. Building the narrative, however, relies upon a friendly, nay compliant media.

The dichotomy between “shirkers” on the one hand and “strivers” on the other is the backdrop against which the coalition is reforming welfare. Building the narrative, however, relies upon a friendly, nay compliant media.

The graph below, created by Gavin Edwards using data from Lexis Nexis, show the number of times the word “scrounger” has been mentioned in UK newspapers annually since 1994.

I’m not sure there’s anything to add; the graph speaks for itself.

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