Aside from sligthly disagreeing about MT, as I understand that the state benefits to the tune of £112M a day from oil revenues at the present time (not a bad income when you consider that the oil companies who found the stuff and then extracted it earn "only" a third of that), the above post is undoubtedly the most useful and practical post I have ever seen on any forum. Well done!
I have been fortunate in terms of employment, and so there's not a lot of practical advice I can offer to anyone caught by this recession. Perhaps my only practical advice is for people to consider further education, as this takes you off the benefit budget and spares you the ignomy of being patronised by local job centre staff. And at least you will be using your down time productively, and your CV will look a bit better as a result of better qualification, so it could be win-win.
Two condoms a week, huh? Someone else is getting my share!