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      12-02-2010, 06:34 AM   #67
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Why don't they just increase the minimum age to get job seekers allowance to age 18 or something. Harsh perhaps .
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      12-02-2010, 06:43 AM   #68
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Why don't they just increase the minimum age to get job seekers allowance to age 18 or something. Harsh perhaps .
18 is the minimum age. It used to be 16 (I believe) but now the argument is that you get paid to go to 6th form if you are poor so there is no excuse to sit on your *rse. Remember that a lot of these 6th form courses are vocational where people learn real practical skills which hopefully lead to employment without going to Uni.
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Sorry. It's hard to put over a point on these forums without appearing aggressive which is not my intention at all. I am just trying to stand up for the poor who are noticeable by their absence on here.
Yeh, you need the Corsa and Saxo forum
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Yeh, you need the Corsa and Saxo forum


I'll be joining those by the time I pay off all these Uni fees

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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
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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
Good luck with that! Have you ever tried to get teenagers out of bed never mind clean their bedroom?

Also a nation of street cleaners will never get us our empire back. National Service might work though. Sh*t that's what old people say
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Fcuking socialists more like If it wasn't for the Tory's everyone living North of Watford would still be working in Cotton Mills or Pits from the age of 9, wearing flat caps and keeping pigeons in the back yard of their 2up2down Terraces.

So think yer self lucky
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And we would be making things.

And selling them abroad.

And have an economy.


Does anyone remember when we used to do that?


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Wow, you guys really do have it hard in Europe.

20% VAT + high personal income and property taxes?

How do you survive?
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Wow, you guys really do have it hard in Europe.

20% VAT + high personal income and property taxes?

How do you survive?
The United Kingdom actually!

We've got nothing to do with what Johny Foreigner does in Europe.

Traditionally (some of us) haven't minded high(ish) taxes as the state has provided for our needs (Health, Education, Unemployment) It's like insurance without the thieving middle man and big corporations.

It could be worse we could live in Australia where they apparently get sod all back.
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