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Caroline Flint, the new Housing Minister has proposed that new tenants on council estates will have to sign up to "actively seek work" as a condition of their tenancy. So now it's a case of "no dog, no cat, no loud music, keep the place spick and span and you must get a job". There is something disturbingly familiar about this rubbish: it's like the old Victorian notion of the deserving and undeserving poor.