The Tories’ austerity agenda is teaching us tough life lessons. Not if you work hard you’ll get a job, not if you study hard you’ll go to university. The Tories might as well come out and say it, ‘donate to us, and we’ll make you filthy rich.’
Ian Pattison Youth Fight for Jobs
Josh Nash and Ryan Robson are two Tory donors. Nash has donated £182,500 and Robson £267,866 to his friends in the Tory party. In return for their ‘generosity’ Nash and Robson have been awarded ‘Work Programme’ contracts worth £73m. They have also been appointed as advisors to the government on education privatisation (Nash) and developing the Con-Dem’s, so far useless, plans to tackle growing mass youth unemployment.
Thinktanks predict that 1m people who have been out of work for more than three years, because job destruction means there is simply no jobs out there, may be forced into another slave labour scheme, the ‘Community Action Programme’, for 6 months of unpaid work.
Unemployed people are being forced into slave labour ‘work experience’ schemes, which has the effect of reducing the jobs that are available, and pushing pay and conditions for everyone down. We suffer, while Tory donors profit.