Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ostentatious outrage?...

Youth unemployment...they're all shrieking like harpies: the education Unions are all making lots of noise blaming the coalition government's "policies and paucity of thought" for the "shocking" and "appalling" figures; reading the quotes on that BBC article I'd say it was union officials playing politics (or proving they are not very well educated perhaps?). How can such a 'longstanding' and 'deep-rooted' problem be because the Coalition cut the EMA? How can the numbers have been 'shocking' when the trend has been upward for 10 years? The figures aren't good - but below he EU average - however, I tend to agree with Phil Taylor - Ealing Conservative Councillor; he says "Youth unemployment – the headlines mislead" [Link].

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