Iain Duncan Smith said here on this BBC report ” ….. thus making work pay more than being in benefits …. “. At least I think that’s what I heard IDS say.
Suggestions to IDS:
1. Show us your Job Creation plan first, so that we can perhaps understand where the ‘work’ is.
2. Then make pay work more than being in/on benefits.
3. Recreate the apprenticeships that served many people so well. There’s not much point in this strange ‘work experience’ you’re thinking up unless there’s more than a basic element of sensible training, leading to …. … … a job!
It’s the rate of pay that’s not working.
Look closely at the minimum wage – and tell us all whether you, IDS, could survive, comfortably, on that minimum hourly rate of pay. How many strikes would it take for you to chuck in your ‘over-the-minimum wage’ for the job that you no doubt are doing so enormously well? When were you last required to survive, uncomfortably, on the minimum hourly wage for a job? Never? Thought so.
Where is the work? Where are the jobs? Where is the training for those jobs?
Vacuous talk at present.
And chubby David Cameron’s putting on a lot of weight at the moment – so he must be living well.