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Old 24-11-2011, 08:43 PM
redhegemony
 
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Interesting article by Monbiot here's the conclusionL

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Last week the Guardian exposed a system which looks like state-enforced slavery. To qualify for the 53 a week they receive in jobseeker's allowance, young people are being forced to work without pay for up to eight weeks for companies such as Tesco, Poundland, Argos and Sainsbury. Some of the nation's poorest people, in other words, are being obliged by the state to subsidise some of its richest businesses, by giving them their labour.

For the corporate welfare queens installing their crystal baths, there is no benefit cap, no obligation to work, in some cases no taxation. Limited liability, offshore secrecy regimes, deregulation and government handouts ensure that they bear none of the costs their class has inflicted on the rest of us. They live at our expense, while disparaging the lesser mortals who support them.
Well worth a read.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...queens-no-caps
 
Old 24-11-2011, 09:01 PM
ICJ
 
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Listen, If these dicks are thick enough to work for tesco for 8 weeks for free then Long Live Tesco
 
Old 24-11-2011, 09:09 PM
red in cumbria
 
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Listen, If these dicks are thick enough to work for tesco for 8 weeks for free then Long Live Tesco
They are told to do that, or starve. Hth.
 
Old 24-11-2011, 09:16 PM
redhegemony
 
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Listen, If these dicks are thick enough to work for tesco for 8 weeks for free then Long Live Tesco
Especially this member of the family firm who owed the public purse some 30m...

 
Old 24-11-2011, 09:18 PM
no fun
 
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Especially this member of the family firm who owed the public purse some 30m...

the lovely dame shirley
 
Old 24-11-2011, 09:32 PM
denis lawless
 
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thats the best "im having a shit and its stuck" face ive seen for ages
 
Old 24-11-2011, 09:33 PM
redhegemony
 
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thats the best "im having a shit and its stuck" face ive seen for ages
She should have been in prison.
 
Old 24-11-2011, 09:45 PM
waynes ear's
 
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communism is better
 
Old 24-11-2011, 10:03 PM
borsuk
 
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communism is better
forced labour was definitely more impressive under communism, i'll give it that
 
Old 24-11-2011, 10:06 PM
tatty
 
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This is completely out of order and I hope those claiming money for doing nothing show the government what they think by telling them to ram their work placements and not bothering to pick up their free money.
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