Skip to main content

What is the real unemployment figure?


Ever since the 1980's the Government have been lying in their presentation of unemployment figures. It was then that anyone claiming benefit would only be counted for 12 months. After 12 months they would be removed from the unemployment figure and moved into another category. Not because they had actually found a job, but because the figures would look better for the Government of the day.Each month since then, thousands were removed from the figures and initially at least were placed on the "Claiming Incapacity Benefit" list which does not count as unemployed.The real figure of unemployed in this country can only be guessed at, but which by now, must be running at close to 4 million.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Is this finally the end for Prime Minister Theresa May?

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/voice-mirror-theresa-best-forgotten-14196202?fbclid=IwAR3qST8BsuNfhVba-NzuryiySuzohxUxGz5fwvD7WKDJ5DPcCURt_gbLa0k


Theresa May is best forgotten as she finally falls on sword.

Theresa May falls on her sword says the Mirror and the Telegraph but subject to certain qualifications, which could see her still hanging around if "Her Deal" is ruled out by the speaker,or is again defeated in a vote. Just goes to show that when it comes to falling on a sword, she couldn't even get that right. 



The EU knows it, so do our own MPs – Theresa May is finished

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/brexit/the-eu-knows-it-so-do-our-own-mps-%E2%80%93-theresa-may-is-finished/ar-BBV5r2L

PM in complete denial losing her grip on power and on reality.The Prime Minister Theresa May, is now in complete denial of the reality in which she finds herself. In much the same way as a child threatens to take its ball and go home, the Prime Minister again writes to all MP's, threatening that the THIRD "Meaningful Vote", may not be put before the commons next week unless there is substantial support from MP's to pass it. In order to reinforce this threat, the Prime Minister  repeats her 4 points from the meeting with the other EU leaders in Brussels. 1. We can revoke Article 50 - but that would be to betray the result of the referendum.2. We can leave with no deal on 12 April - but the House has previously said this is not something it will support.3. If it appears that there is not sufficient support to bring the deal back next week, or the House re…

The "antisemitism" argument is just an excuse.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/sep/01/david-blunkett-calls-for-corbyn-project-rethink
Labour needs 'seismic change' or party will fall into decline 

Watching the newspaper previews on television last night, one of the reviewers made a comment which was certainly missed, probably by design, by his co previewer and the presenter and I should think by many of the viewers at home. The story under review was the Telegraph front page coverage of Baron Blunkett's intervention in the on going "anti semitism" row within the Labour party. The reviewer commented, as many of us have remarked on in the past, that all the criticism leveled at the party leadership on this issue, has originated from that section commonly described as the Blairite wing of the Labour party. Blunkett argues "Either Jeremy Corbyn can lead a party into gradual decline and irrelevance, or demonstrate that he can lead a party fit for Government", much in the same vein as oth…