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Jobless Told To Do Un-Paid Work

 
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:15 am    Post subject: Jobless Told To Do Un-Paid Work Reply with quote

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Long-term benefit claimants could be forced to do compulsory manual labour under proposals being put forward by the government, it has emerged.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11704765

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It will show who really want to work. It's better than sitting at home. Unemployment is a controversial subject.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Jobless Told To Do Un-Paid Work Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It will show who really want to work. It's better than sitting at home. Unemployment is a controversial subject.


This is just a political gimmick from the Tories. Thatcher's mob couldn't get it to work and this lot won't either - it's not as easy to implement as it first appears.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What else can you expect from a toff who has never had a proper job in his life? I wouldn't be at all surprised if the last time this creature got himself dirty was the last time he fell over on the playing fields of Eton! Who will never have the money worries of those he has put on the dole. He and his cronies really are beneath contempt: http://www.pictogame.com/en/play/game/YrzKQDdHkr7w_dangerous-dave And as for the one who inflicted him on us, there's no better place for him than here! http://www.pictogame.com/en/play/game/cDrONlI2y7Zp_the-devil-s-new-mate
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who pays for the expenses for those people to get to and from these places of work? Isn't there already a full time 12 week course you have to do after 6 months of signing on? I believe it is called "Gateway to Work"!!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's also Interesting getting these people to either - litter pick or gardening. This is when the government is cutting back on local authorities budget. Cheap labour.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
It's also Interesting getting these people to either - litter pick or gardening. This is when the government is cutting back on local authorities budget. Cheap labour.

In other words making more people unemployed by implementing this scheme. But it would not be that simple or cheap. Administering it would be tricky & they would need supervisors on site to ensure these guys were doing the job properly.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The whole thing is simply Government PR hype designed to court popularity with working voters who have not properly thought through the consequences for their own jobs
Wouldn't be surprised if Andy Coulson had a major hand in it
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruddlescat wrote:
The whole thing is simply Government PR hype designed to court popularity with working voters who have not properly thought through the consequences for their own jobs
Wouldn't be surprised if Andy Coulson had a major hand in it

That Muppett Danny alexander is tying himself in knots trying to defend it on the World At One at the moment. the guy is totally useless
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never heard a minister come so undone in a radio interview at this muppet! The guy is totally incompetent. He should be sacked
He is truly clueless
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have now been unemployed for a month,i have spoken to my contacts in mental health and there is nothing and i mean nothing out there.
Tories are as usual picking on the wrong people. Eton boy you don't have a clue
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its annoying how they seem to think people who are unemployed don't want to work whereas in reality many do, the jobs are not there. Not in this area anyway, all there is here is either farming or tourism.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clive55 wrote:
ruddlescat wrote:
The whole thing is simply Government PR hype designed to court popularity with working voters who have not properly thought through the consequences for their own jobs
Wouldn't be surprised if Andy Coulson had a major hand in it

That Muppett Danny alexander is tying himself in knots trying to defend it on the World At One at the moment. the guy is totally useless



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: Jobless Told To Do Un-Paid Work Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
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Long-term benefit claimants could be forced to do compulsory manual labour under proposals being put forward by the government, it has emerged.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11704765

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It will show who really want to work. It's better than sitting at home. Unemployment is a controversial subject.


It's not unpaid work. They’ll get benefits- which is money, which is the same stuff you get paid with- so they will get paid.

This is a fantastic idea!

Get a few prison chain-gangs going too.

I would like criminals and lazy good for nothing layabouts to be scared of the big wide world instead of getting paid to intimidate the rest of us.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it is a gimmick or tory toff policy. If you lived in an area where there are lazy unemployed people you may witness what the government are trying to do. It is the people who get a lot of hand outs and have their homes well furnished, the latest gismos and cars....all with out working. It is these people who need to be targeted
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard that prat Ken Livingston on the "Today" programb supporting this rediculous government scheme. The prat was always closer to the Lib Dems than to Labour
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a minimum wage in this country if councils start using this workforce then they will have to by law raise their benifit OR only untilise them to the tune of their benefit.

I feel there are too many complications to this and is one of their ideas to put out there to see what the reaction will be.
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