CLAIMING benefits should be like leaping off a tall building, David Cameron has claimed.
The prime minister said the welfare system ‘was like a merry-go-round’ when it should really feel like hurtling towards the earth at a 120 miles per hour, praying to god that your parachute opens.
He added: “For too long, life on benefits has merely been full of ups and downs and has gone nowhere. I’m also uncomfortable with the idea of unemployed people having music in their life or knowing what it’s like to ride a horse.
“I think it’s time claiming benefits was like base jumping – brief, terrifying, and something that can have a huge impact on people’s lives.”
Meanwhile, the system will continue to resemble other fairground attractions, such as a rigged coconut shy or a dodgem ride where you are attacked from all sides by a bored attendant constantly looking over your shoulder.
Claimants will also have to live in run-down seaside towns and go into hibernation between September and April.