So in the face of a collapsing global economy, the terminal decline of manufacturing industry and rising unemployment, at a time when real jobs are as rare as rocking horse shit, the government is going to help single parents by cutting their benefits and threatening starve their kids to bully them back into meaningless, candy floss jobs.
People who refuse these minimum wage jobs the government will create will lose money. People who take the minimum wage jobs will lose money as the allowance for childcare will not cover the full cost of paying somebody to look after the children while the parent works.
On the upside the scheme will create thousands of jobs for nursery nurses and child minders. The ideal people to fill these unskilled jobs will be single mothers. So women will be paying someone else to look after their children while they earn money looking after other peoples families.
You cant fault the logic, its the sanity that falls short.
A writer who claims to have been involved in drafting these proposals defends his brainchild in Give Up The Cliches. Why are we not surprised he hasn’t the sense to keep a low profile.
But while we nasty cynics at Boggart Blog can only poke fun at the government Guido Fawkes is full of praise for the way Flash Gordon saved the world today.
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