More Gradgrind-esque reds-under-the-bed shite, in case you hadn't had your fill already over the last few days.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/colu ... a-job.html
Well isn’t that just great. Isn’t that just abso-flipping-lutely fan-blooming-tastic. Just when you thought the loony Left had reached rock bottom – with their sagacious proposals to “hang the bankers” and put taxes up to 80 per cent – they have come up with something even worse. There are so-called socialists in London who are now taking active steps to scupper young people’s chances of finding employment.
LOL, absolutely priceless. I can't think why anyone might be opposed to the idea of strong-arming people to work for fuck all. And even the SWP haven't seriously called for anyone to "hang the bankers", so where that particular straw man has emerged from beats me.
They have been bawling about the need for “proper” jobs, and denouncing all companies who cooperate with the scheme. You may wonder what these “proper” jobs might be: presumably the kind of self-replicating public sector positions that so rampantly expanded in the era of Gordon Brown, and that helped to wreck the public finances.
Well, one that pays the national minimum wage would be a start.
But the worst of it is that the companies themselves are taking fright. They don’t want to be thought of as silk top-hatted slave-drivers. They know that a spirit of anti-capitalism stalks the land, a fire-breathing beast that has shrivelled Stephen Hester’s bonus in its nostril-blast, and scorched Fred Goodwin’s knighthood, and now seeks whomever else it may devour.
Yet more pathetic, melodramatic right-wing victimhood. These cunts have had it all their own way for 30+ years and now we're expected to believe that a few Swappies pose some sort of mortal threat to capitalism. I can't even get my head around how ridiculous this notion is.