- Sun May 06, 2012 9:08 am #223558
I hadn't heard anything about this "crusade" to save Remploy before, but it looks to've drawn some interesting fire from the Work and Pensions Secretary:
Possibly another piece of news that won't be reported in the DM.In a tirade campaigners later branded “unbelievable arrogance”, he stormed: “Is it a kindness to stick people in some factory where they are not doing any work at all? Just making cups of coffee?
“I promise you this is better. Taking this decision was a balance between how much do I want to spend keeping a number of people in Remploy factories not producing stuff versus getting people into proper jobs.”
Stunned, Julie, 55, said: “We work in our factories!”
The minister barked back: “You don’t produce very much at all.”
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