The economic crises are increasing. All over we see shop closing, layoffs. Where politicians had the chance to move the world towards prosperity, they are all deciding to move towards more welfare programs and destruction.
The problem is that all those programs simply mean that the welfare state is growing.
The 600 a week payment is not going to disappear any time before the election. I doubt it will ever go away. Can you name me some government program that was ended? Government programs come to never go away.
This is one of the problems with welfare programs. People just think they are entitled to it. But there is not such a thing as free money.
No politician has the intention to end this program. It is popular with voters, it is destructive. So it is exactly what they wish.