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A life of Us and Them. New Labour “Fairness Agenda” For You.

James Purnell, an esteemed Member of Parliament, with his nose in the trough can not handle a 90 minute commute, obviously neither can Tony McNulty, handle a long commute, even though his commute would be about a 20 – 30 minutes on the Metropolitan Line.

Compare that to the travelling time proposed by the DWP / Benefits Agency which will require the unemployed to accept a new job or have their jobseekers allowance ceased -90 mins. 50 miles away.

Now I will travel 90 minutes to a job a day, but I am reasonably well paid. The cost of that commute can be extremely high and much higher than the salary someone would obtain if working minimum wage.

I would hate to be them if asked to explain their circumstances on the door of one of Labours’ newly unemployed. Although, I bet the job seeker would not mind changing places.

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  1. May 11, 2009 at 3:54 pm
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