Stunning… when you’ve got a really bad policy that has already caused outrage, what do you do? If you’re Chris Grayling, it seems, you inflict it on even more poor victims.
According to today’s Evening Standard, bungling Employment Minister Chris Grayling is planning to send unemployed teenagers to work in care homes for no pay across the capital.
The Government is planning to force young people to carry out full time unpaid work for three months before they become eligible for the scant support offered by Job Seekers Allowance. Young people will not be given any time to find a job under their own steam, as many do, but will instead be dispatched to care homes and charities to carry out unpaid work.
The scheme will be launched in areas affected by last year’s riots, seemingly as a form of Collective Punishment. The sentence for being young and unemployed is to be set at 390 hours unpaid labour, 90 hours more than the maximum Community Payback sentence for serious criminal offences of 300 hours.
With stiffer sentences now facing the…
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