- Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:58 pm #298025
Was Lib Dem conference consulted about this? I thought that was where policy was supposed to be decided.
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle.
The Deputy Prime Minister said he was ‘not happy at all’ with the council’s attempt to encourage people to ‘change the way they are as families just to avoid that £14 extra’.
It might be just £14 to Nick Clegg but it is a lot more to someone on minium wages. Lets see if there is a brave MP willing to swop places with a 'pleb' for a month and live on a part time wage,pay rent, and feed a family.
- Mr Suspicious, Wisbech, 28/3/2013 12:49
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Do you want to explain that cryptic comment?Littlejohn's brain wrote:Ealing Council should be applauded for their actions
From Nick Clegg's speech on immigration:
"I believe people will have more faith in our immigration system if they see that we are doing everything we can to help young British men and women into work. To that end, the Coalition has also capped unskilled migration from outside the EU."
This is fantasy. The Coalition has introduced absolutely no policies that "cap migration from outside the EU", since when they took office there were no economic migration routes permitting unskilled workers from outside the EU, and have not been for some time.
Indeed, the previous government stated in 2008:
"But we have also decided to suspend low skilled migration from outside Europe through the points based system which will provide additional protection for low paid workers."
Even this was disingenuous; there was very little to "suspend" even then. Post 2004, and the new EU member states, what need was there for low skilled migration from outside the EU?
When I asked Mr Clegg what policies he was referring to, he said that of course all he meant was that that the Coalition had maintained the policy of the previous government, and said I was being "mischievous" in suggesting that he was being misleading. The written text is above; judge for yourself.
Yes; I was going to cover the Tier 1 claims, but decided not worth it. I was actually at the speech, and asked about the evidence on this; it was clear from the response that Mr Clegg didn't actually understand the difference between Tier 1 and Tier 2.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politic ... costs.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;Drunk people who get arrested or need treatment in accident and emergency units should be charged to compensate the taxpayer, Nick Clegg has said.
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