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Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:41 am
by satnav
Hancock was wheeled out yesterday to reassure the public that there would be no power cuts this winter. His performance was so piss poor that I expect a sudden rise in sales of candles, calor case heaters and petrol generators.

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:15 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Their press pals are doing their bit to talk up "blackouts"

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:50 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Minister for Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Council say he's useless and calls for a "review" of his appointment.

http://politicalscrapbook.net/2014/11/c ... t-hancock/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Never mind, he's a mate of Osborne's. Straight in the Cabinet if they win again.

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:21 pm
by Andy McDandy
I thought the minister for Portsmouth was Penny Mordaunt. You know, diving woman.

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:46 pm
by Tubby Isaacs
Nah, they needed a heavyweight.

Hancock might as well be replaced by a bowl of angel delight.

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:51 am
by Messianic Trees
Unemployed young people will be sent to work boot camp, says minister
Young people without jobs will be sent to boot camp to prepare them for work as part of a "no excuses" approach to eradicating youth unemployment, said Matt Hancock, a Cabinet Office minister.

The senior Conservative, who heads David Cameron’s earn or learn taskforce, will set out plans for jobseekers aged between 18 and 21 to be placed on an intensive activity programme within the first three weeks of submitting a claim.
Setting out his plans, Hancock suggested some young people are part of a "welfare culture that is embedded in some of Britain’s most vulnerable communities".

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:29 am
by D.C. Harrison
Seems like a sure-fire vote winner for them with people who'll be that age in 2020.

"Hey kids, after we fuck up the country to the degree you can't find a job when you leave school at 18, we'll then pack you off to some utterely pointess exercise where you will be treated as scum and that will doubtless be ran by friends of ours for a 'bargain' cost!"

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:46 am
by Esqui
And of course, ensure that your minimum wage is a lot less than you need to live on, whilst also removing your entitlement to housing benefit.

Probably best to live with your parents and get them to pay your living expenses, right?

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:17 am
by D.C. Harrison
Well... parents die eventually, right? So then you'll get a house. Assuming it wasn't sold to pay for their care costs, that is.

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:37 am
by Watchman
So your parents have died and you've got all those spare bedrooms in your social housing......you better fuck off and move somewhere smaller ( That's if any social housing has'nt all been given away to Russian property speculators!)

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:48 am
by D.C. Harrison
Ah, to be young, eh?

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:21 pm
by Messianic Trees
Tory Minister Matthew Hancock: Under 25s Are Too Unproductive To Deserve National Living Wage
Workers under the age of 25 are not "productive" enough to warrant being paid the new National Living Wage, according to Government Minister Matthew Hancock.

In this summer's budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced a new minimum wage for over 25s would come into force from next April, starting at £7.20 an hour and increasing to £9 by 2020.

But those under 25 will be on the old minimum wage rates, meaning they are entitled to £6.70 an hour, down to £5.30 for 18 to 20 year olds and £3.87 for under 18s.
Speaking at a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester this afternoon, Mr Hancock defended the different rates.

He said: "This was an active policy choice. Youth unemployment, whilst falling quite sharply, is still a long way above the unemployment rate for the over 25s.

"Anybody who has employed people knows that younger people, especially in their first jobs, are not as productive, on average.

"Now there are some who are very productive under the age of 25 but you have to set policy for the average. It was an active choice not to cover the under 25s."

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:12 pm
by cycloon
How productive is Matthew Hancock?

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:45 pm
by The Weeping Angel
Well given the amount of shit he's come out with not a lot

Re: Matthew Hancock (Skills minister who can't set an alarm)

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 1:12 pm
by bluebellnutter
Looks like Mr Hancock is more unscrupulous than perhaps we thought...

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/201 ... nformation" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The meeting, attended by six journalists, was held by the commission to launch a public call for evidence after being set up in July by the Conservative minister Matthew Hancock to decide whether the act is too expensive and overly intrusive.