11:27am Friday 29th June 2012
AT a time when youth unemployment is at 22 per cent (that’s more than a million young people), employers reluctant to commit to offering anything more than unstable part-time contracts (often as little as four hours a week in retail), and the ratio of applicants to jobs being six to every one job, how can the government even begin to justify making conditions even worse for young people?
David Cameron announ-ced: “For literally millions, the passage to independence is several years living in their childhood bedroom as they save up to move out; while for many others, it’s a trip to the council where they can get housing benefit at 18 or 19, even if they’re not actively seeking work.”
How dare this man comment on the “passage to independence”?! Cameron has no personal experience of working for his independence – his very first job was a £90,000 media job, and has not even come close to the difficulties currently faced by young people struggling to find their place in society. We need to start standing up for young people, or else we risk widespread disaffection.
Councillor David Daniels, Five Locks Close, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran
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