Originally Posted by Boyd1963
Roger the Labour govenment were trying to encourage the poor to go into futher education/mask unemployment depending on your point of view.
£30 is a pittance and it means that the govenment doesn't have to pay jobseekers allowance to 16 and 17 year olds unless they are estranged from their family.
So it's swings and roundabouts. Either we pay for them to be in college or we pay for them to sit at home watching Jermey Kyle.
or we pick them up at 7 every morning give them a broom or a shovel and make them work for their handouts AND they get practical work experience as a bonus