The hard left are on a roll and it has a simple aim; Stop young people getting work experience. Here is a snap of the sort of nonsense that is being trotted out on a daily basis…
“Protesters have voiced anger over an under-fire UK Government work experience programme aimed at getting people off benefits and into jobs. The scheme has triggered claims that it exploits young people who risk losing out on benefits if they do not complete unpaid work placements. High street businesses Waterstone’s, Poundland and Burger King have now withdrawn from the scheme.
Protest group Youth Fight For Jobs is starting a ‘name and shame’ tour on Saturday in which it will campaign outside Northern Ireland premises of firms involved in the UK programme. There is no mandatory work experience programme in Northern Ireland — though a scheme to gradually introduce the unemployed to the world of work, known as Steps To Work, can include work experience. It pays an extra £15.38 per week on top of benefit entitlement as well as transport costs. McDonald’s, whose restaurant at Donegall Place in Belfast was the scene of yesterday’s protest, said it continued to support the work experience programme. But it could not say if anyone in Northern Ireland had been involved in placements.”
Meanwhile, the founder of the Big Issue, John Bird, has come out and declared such schemes as invaluable.
The name of the game for the Left is stopping unemployment from falling. All this “slavery” hysteria is aimed at scaring companies from participating – so it has a political aim.
I’m just hoping the “name and shame” tour will include the BBC and The Guardian, both of whom offer unpaid work experience.