What is your take on this?
Personally i think the idea is ridiculous for various reasons, mainly being the fact that no one should be forced to do anything.
Obviously if they do the right thing and make this charity work and such then it has many benefits, but the other side of the coin is the manual labour side...i.e free labour for the government.
But that's exactly all I can see this being used for, free labour.
What about people who actually cant work?
What about people in areas like mine, rural areas with a specific actual lack of jobs? (Yes, i do work before you ask)
I'm all for getting rid of benefit cheaters and people abusing the state, but forced labour...?
I'm surprised the Condem government has lasted this long to be honest, don't get me started on the university fee increases.
P.S I am a Labour supporter and generally don't agree with much of what comes out of Conservative mouths, and certainly not the Lib Dems who sold themselves out, but i do see the benefits of this but it still doesn't sit quite right to me, knowing that, please focus on the two sides of the coin rather than attacking anyone personally for political views.
edit on 7/11/10 by Concept X because: (no reason given)