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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.
Minister for Portsmouth.

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

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Never mind, he's a mate of Osborne's. Straight in the Cabinet if they win again.
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".
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!"
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!)
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."
Looks like Mr Hancock is more unscrupulous than perhaps we thought...

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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.
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