Reading East Tory MP Rob Wilson says "being on benefits is not an option! What planet is he on?
He said "The mandatory work activity scheme is important in sending out a signal that sitting around on benefits is not an option under this government"
He perhaps hasn't noticed that for every job there are many applicants, and there are few enough jobs.
From his ivory tower the unemployed may look like layabouts, but many are stuck there unwilling. Caught in a trap.
We are in a recession, buisnesses are struggling to get loans, growth is near enough zero.
Try talking to a few of these people Rob, its not their fault the Tories are messing up the economy. But The Tories helped when it was Labours turn to mess it up the econmy, they praised Brown when he was chancellor. They want you to forget this now, they pretend its all Browns fault. Regulations were put in to prevent depressions were steadily removed by Tory and Labour governments. Whetes the appology for this mess?
Greens would invest in jobs, many in a low carbon economy. Insulate everu house, get people working and cut residents fuel bills. Simples.
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