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Lord Young apology over 'never had it so good' remarks

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Why is he apologising? For some people, it's the best time ever (economically speaking). Read More
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banned6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Why is he apologising? For some people, it's the best time ever (economically speaking).
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banned6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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banned#1
banned#2
THIS IS ALSO INTERESTING

How many people are claiming jobseekers in your area? 2% in mine.

Ohhh, to live in Birmingham! oO

Edited By: JonnyTwoToes on Nov 19, 2010 08:31
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JonnyTwoToes
THIS IS ALSO INTERESTING

How many people are claiming jobseekers in your area? 2% in mine.

Ohhh, to live in Birmingham! oO


5% in mine.(P'boro) oO

That will be the Eastern European influx helping to bump up the figures
#4
some people its ok, not so great for others 2.9% here

Edited By: ilovepink on Nov 19, 2010 08:38
banned#5
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JonnyTwoToes
THIS IS ALSO INTERESTING

How many people are claiming jobseekers in your area? 2% in mine.

Ohhh, to live in Birmingham! oO


5% in mine.(P'boro) oO

That will be the Eastern European influx helping to bump up the figures


P'boro looks like a little jobseekers haven on that map! You must have some good Frytki shops there? :D
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JonnyTwoToes
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JonnyTwoToes
THIS IS ALSO INTERESTING

How many people are claiming jobseekers in your area? 2% in mine.

Ohhh, to live in Birmingham! oO


5% in mine.(P'boro) oO

That will be the Eastern European influx helping to bump up the figures


P'boro looks like a little jobseekers haven on that map! You must have some good Frytki shops there? :D


Even my local corner shop has a large Polish section and gets the Polish papers in. lol
#7
The prime minister's spokesman said he "believes, at this difficult time, politicians need to be careful with their choice of words - these words are as offensive as they are inaccurate".


In the Daily Telegraph interview, Lord Young said: "For the vast majority of people in the country today, they have never had it so good ever since this recession - this so-called recession - started..."


He suggested the government's cuts, outlined in last month's Spending Review and totalling more than £80bn over four years, would just take state spending levels back to what they were in 2007 - a time, he said, when people were "not short of money".

He said: "Now, I don't remember in 07 being short of money or the government being short of money.

"So, you know, I have a feeling and a hope that when this goes through, people will wonder what all the fuss was about.


He's bang on IMO, can't see what is offensive about the comments. I was up in arms against the cuts until I found out that spending under Blair had gone from something like £200b to £600b and these cuts were trying to trim a few billion off to get it back to levels from a couple of years ago.

The last sentence about people will wonder what the fuss is about is surely Cameron's thinking too?
#8
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JonnyTwoToes
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JonnyTwoToes
THIS IS ALSO INTERESTING

How many people are claiming jobseekers in your area? 2% in mine.

Ohhh, to live in Birmingham! oO


5% in mine.(P'boro) oO

That will be the Eastern European influx helping to bump up the figures


P'boro looks like a little jobseekers haven on that map! You must have some good Frytki shops there? :D


Even my local corner shop has a large Polish section and gets the Polish papers in. lol


we have 2 polish shops in town a bakers and a little supermarket
#9
Yeah nothing wrong with his comments.

The media jump on everything said by anyone to make everything a huge deal.

Your allowed your own opinion in this country BUT if the media report it then 99 times out of a 100 you have to apologise!
#10
God,all over Manc is high it seems!
banned#11
Johnboy_1975
The prime minister's spokesman said he "believes, at this difficult time, politicians need to be careful with their choice of words - these words are as offensive as they are inaccurate".


In the Daily Telegraph interview, Lord Young said: "For the vast majority of people in the country today, they have never had it so good ever since this recession - this so-called recession - started..."


He suggested the government's cuts, outlined in last month's Spending Review and totalling more than £80bn over four years, would just take state spending levels back to what they were in 2007 - a time, he said, when people were "not short of money".

He said: "Now, I don't remember in 07 being short of money or the government being short of money.

"So, you know, I have a feeling and a hope that when this goes through, people will wonder what all the fuss was about.


He's bang on IMO, can't see what is offensive about the comments. I was up in arms against the cuts until I found out that spending under Blair had gone from something like £200b to £600b and these cuts were trying to trim a few billion off to get it back to levels from a couple of years ago.

The last sentence about people will wonder what the fuss is about is surely Cameron's thinking too?


I agree. Probably helps that you're another Jon born in 1975. Although you spell you're name wrong. :D

Edited By: JonnyTwoToes on Nov 19, 2010 09:08
banned#12
Dear poor people,

Sorry about this, but some of us haven't suffered in the recession. In fact I'd suggest the majority are paying less. If you are suffering it's your own fault.

Apologies
Real World.

xxxxxx
#13
Although,if it's high on people claiming JSA that could be because less are claiming Income Support etc and not actually looking for a job couldn't it,in places where it's lower more could be on other benefits,so i guess the figures don't tell you that much really,you'd need to know the whole percentage wouldn't you in your area who are unemployed.

Unless it tells you that in the link already and i didn't notice doh.
#14
JonnyTwoToes
THIS IS ALSO INTERESTING

How many people are claiming jobseekers in your area? 2% in mine.

Ohhh, to live in Birmingham! oO


Is that a percentage of the population, or of those of working age? I'm assuming it's the latter, but it's not made clear...
#15
It just shows how out of touch with reality these Conservatives are, nobody has really felt the effects of the cuts yet, give it a few months.


VAT is going up in January, inflation is slowly kicking in... etc. etc.
banned#16
Seems like a classic Plum baiting thread.
#17
Well the press always need some good headlines & if you listen to more of the interview on tv he is actually talking about mortgage rates being based on a 1/2% base rate when he makes that comment & says that mortgage users have never had it so good, not the rest of the population.

I'm moving from an area with 1.5% claimants to one with 1.6% in another county but I am in the southern half of the country.
BTW people should watch the trillion pound horror story on 4OD if they want to see what really should be done to correct the deficit.
#18
Haha - Tory castigated by Cons for telling it like it is.

We could do with a bit more of his sort of honesty. Let's hope we get some when the Tory austerity measures start to grind the economy down and the unemployment figures (2.3% here) begin to rise.
#19
Mortgages are funded by savers, they are not having things too rosy.

Anyway, it seems we have plenty of spare money, Osborne is about to fund the Irish Banks ...
banned#20
I am very rich :)
#21
the problem with freedom of speech, is that it does allow stupid people to speak..............
#22
He's just resigned
banned#23
rosiegirl
He's just resigned


Really? That's a big shame. I do hope the Tories aren't getting soft in their old age!
#24
They worry too much about the press as the great unwashed believe everything they read.
banned#25
rosiegirl
They worry too much about the press as the great unwashed believe everything they read.


Yeah. It would have been better for them to simply say "He's got a point you know".
1 Like #26
An old guy, who by the looks of him lived through both world wars, possibly the crusades also, and every national swing in recent history declares that things are pretty good these days, considering we're in a recession. For some reason, I think he might have a point.
#27
I guess the "great unwashed" are making the coalition a bit nervous. (_;)

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