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6 July 2015

Watch: the DWP releases a fun rap! (Weirdly, it doesn’t mention its upcoming £12bn welfare cuts)

"Please don't do things like this ever."

By Media Mole

This mole loves it when Whitehall tries to be accessible.

Here’s the Department for Work and Pensions Press Office’s latest supercool idea to distract all the kids who love hippity hop music from their life chances being ravaged by £12bn of welfare cuts!

Some of the reactions to this on Twitter have been wonderful, this mole’s favourites being “Please don’t do things like this ever”, “Christing f**k”, “i feel deeply unclean”, and the beautiful “GET IN THE F**KING SEA”.

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