If you refuse, you lose your benefits and/or head.

It has come to my attention that some people do not think about how things will look. I mean, what would we think of this behaviour from, say, the host nation of Eurovision?

A group of long-term unemployed jobseekers were bussed into London to work as unpaid stewards during the diamond jubilee celebrations and told to sleep under London Bridge before working on the river pageant.
I think it's a bit despotic. An absurdly rich woman who is head of state simply because her dad was has been thrown a £3 billion party at the citizens' expense, spent the afternoon heading a £12 million flotilla, while on the banks, the pageant was helped along by poor citizens working in shitty conditions for no money and against their will.

I realise it's not quite as bad as I make it sound, but it's very nearly that bad. Like when Amazon deleted 1984 from everyone's Kindle. Seems like it'd be quite easy to forsee how this shit might look when it inevitably gets out, and maybe think, you know what, just this once maybe we'll pretend to be mature adults. You know --- purely in the interests of avoiding bad press.

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