Parked on the dole: Closing Job Centres and handing responsibility for finding work to private companies would condemn thousands – if not hundreds of thousands – of people to a life on benefits (if they don’t get sanctioned and starve).
It’s incredible that allies of George Osborne are backing proposals to shut down all Job Centres and let private companies fill the void.
The proposal to let the private sector find work for Britain’s unemployed is actually being considered for inclusion in the Conservative Party’s election manifesto for 2015, according to the Huffington Post.
It quotes a ‘senior Tory’ who told The Sun: “Introducing competition into the job search market is a natural Conservative thing to do.”
This means Conservatives are naturally unimaginative, if not altogether stupid.
Have they already forgotten the lessons learnt from the way work programme provider companies treated jobseekers that were sent their way…
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