Thursday, 19 June 2014

A Lack Of Joined Up Thinking

Today Labour launched their latest policy. I am not referring to their owls for everyone announcement, but the hapless Ed Miliband's announcement that a Labour Government would remove benefits for the jobless youth who refuse to take training courses to gain key skills.

Back in March however, Labour made their first General Election manifesto commitment, the Compulsory Jobs Guarantee, for the young unemployed for the whole of the next Parliament. This poses the question as to why the need for today's policy announcement when you have already pledged to give every young person a job.

It makes you wonder if this was a media stunt to sound tough on Welfare or a lack of joined up thinking with policy made up on the hoof.

1 comment:

Rob Brown said...

For the ones that don't take the jobs?