Saturday, September 21, 2013

To fifty pounds an hour

Ed Miliband: Labour will increase national minimum wage

and we're all minted! Hurrah! I didn't post, but on the BBC news there was a description about G Brown being ready to deploy troops at street level to maintain order when the cash machines stopped working. Thank god for New Labour and their wondrous thinking!

Posted by stillthinking @ 12:56 PM (1455 views)
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2 thoughts on “To fifty pounds an hour

  • i don’t know how anyone in London could possibly survive on the minimum wage when the going rate for rent is £500 a month for a dingy room. To high costs of living are just as important as wages and with a housing market (rented and owned) that is out of par with the rest of the world. Much better if labour had a policy of diverting the massive quantitative easy into mass construction of houses and satellite new towns all round the M25 and made the promise that everyone in the UK who works a 40 hour week should be able to get a decent roof over their head for a fair price. .

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  • Nice to hear him say something useful for a change.

    Repeal bedroom tax, HB reforms, Universal Credit etc.?

    Great idea Ed, especially since the damage will already have been done and they are all fairly necessary evils.

    I don’t get why he doesn’t do more stuff like this. The living wage was the only policy he had that distinguished him from his brother when they ran against each other. All Labour has to do to win this election is focus on how the Tories are shafting the working poor whilst claiming to clamp down on benefits. That’s the only way to convincingly paint them as heartless.

    If they’d focus on the cuts to working tax credit and promise to implement a tax-free living wage, and stop trying to undo everything the Tories have done, people who don’t read the Guardian might actually vote for them.

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