We are still paying the price for the lost generation of wasted lives of the 1980s. Now we have a new social time bomb in the making.
Yet this man was at the centre of power and policy for over a decade and made no effort to repair what he saw as the damage to a generation. Not sure
who is this lost generation? The decade you were born or you started school, working?
The former Labour leader, who has written a book about the global economic crisis, predicted that youth unemployment would rise to more than 20% -
with one in three out of work in the worst-hit areas
Again, what did Brown do to ensure that this would not happen? Nothing and he does not need to worry about heating his home or feeding his family
like those he failed for over 10 years. He is minted and this book is just more making money for Brown. Can we expect all the revenue from this book
and all his post Government work to be given to the lost generation?
Personally, although I think the guy is a complete idiot, I think he could be right! (I totally disagree with his "wasted lives" comment,
We agree on the idiot. And if we look at Brown's record with the failure of the banks, I would be surprised if he was right about this. Most
companies saw the failure coming yet the money who was running economy policy for over a decade failed to see it. This is just more headlines to make
all the sad Labour supporters buy his book and make him more money. If I need to wipe my ass, then this is the book to use!
If we look at the recent tuition fees saga, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that that trebling university fees will result in
fewer people receiving higher education, and therefore more people will be out of work.
The Belfast Telegraph goes so far as to say the following:
Trebling university fees is a cynical attempt by the coalition to punish the young and poor in favour of older, fat-cat voters. They must not
Let me start by expressing an interest in this. I must be one of the older fat-cat voters and I am happy for those who want a university education to
pay rather than expect me as a tax payer to fund it. I must say a great link from a failed PM who caused the meltdown to a Government having to deal
with the mess left by this muppet.
Have you considered that us older fat cats have more voters than those in education, and that Government should be listening to us more than a few who
want the gravy train of university education.
Should the real question be why are universities so poor at rising money that they need to charge more. Maybe it is time for industry to be given a
go at running universities.
I dont actually agree with this statement completely. I don't think that the coaliton are trying to win favour with older voters. Instead, I
think that this situation is an attempt to further 'dumb down' the British population and further the proliferation of crime and poverty. This, in
turn, will allow the Rothschild empowered government to inroduce the Police State (and also increase the alarmingly high number of camaras in almost
every nook and crannie of Britain) and to force through bills and powers that would further enslave the British people.
As David Icke would say: "Problem, Reaction, Solution"
And what is so wrong with a Government listening to a greater numbers of voters? Many are too keen to say that Government does not listen to the
people, yet you are damming this Government because there are more older fat cat voters. We will have to disagree on the whole NWO/Rothschild
Government power base, as this implies some form of intelligence and control at a global level.
Thankfully, some government representatives have been able to see the long-term effects that trebling university tuition fees will have on UK
unemployment. Cllr Andrew McCormick (Labour, Popley East, Basingstoke) says the following in the Basingstoke Gazette:
"The Coalition Government’s trebling of university tuition fees is reprehensible and risks the very future of this country."
Either you have selected just the bits that helps make you point or this labour Cllr is as stupid as all our leaders. Just how is this risking the
future of this country? Here is a quote from a older fat cat voter you can use. It has as much credence as the one you quoted
"The failure of The Coalition Government to treble university tuition fees is reprehensible and risks the very future of this country."
As well as hiking tuition fees, the Government is proposing catastrophic cuts to the teaching grants for band C and D subjects, with The
University of Winchester facing cuts of 100 per cent.
Many universities are at risk of closure, still more have courses put at risk, and this at a time when we need more people going to
If these universities are so poorly run that this will cause then to fail, then fail they must. Do we bail out failing companies because they are
important? If that was the case, then Rover would still be in business. Poorly run and finanical inept organisations need to be allowed to fail.
Britain currently spends just 0.7 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product on higher education – one of the lowest figures in the developed
Our degrees are now the most expensive in the developed world, and already we are seeing overseas universities (eg Maastricht) pitching to our UK
students with fees of less than £2,000 per year.
I assume that the US is not in the developed world? How you seen how much ivy league schools in the US charge? How many of them are failing or
saying how poor they are?
The councillor goes on further to talk about 16-18 education and unemployment:
"And as if that wasn’t enough, the Coalition is scrapping the Educational Maintenance Allowance which is claimed by 40 per cent of BCOT students.
This money helps people from disadvantaged backgrounds stay in fulltime education. Many of these will be put off 16-18 education, let alone education
to degree level. This Coalition is attacking young people, removing their education and employment prospects for purely ideological
Said by a Labour Cllr whos' Government created this mess with their inept and poor handling of the economy.
Also, another bizarre (but relevant) twist, the Iranian foreign minister has rightly criticised the tactics used by British Police in
controlling the student protesters who recently descended on London:
"On Saturday, the then Iranian foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, also criticised British police for their "harsh tactics" against students
protesting at the UK government's plans to increase university fees. Mottaki was sacked today by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but the decision is not thought
to be related."
This gave me one of the best laughs of the week. From a Government with such a great example of allowing freedom of expression and using harsh
tactics on its own people. I hope we told the Iranian Government to naff off. Your quoting this says more about the point you want to get across.
Your post has little to do with what brown said but more with your views of uni fees.
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