Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Modern Slavery

I suppose we can be thankful that it lacks the explicit racial link.

Young Londoners joining the dole queue will be forced to work unpaid for three months or lose their benefits under a new scheme announced by mayor of London Boris Johnson and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

Funded from the European social fund, 6,000 Londoners aged 18-24 in 16 boroughs will be made to do 13 weeks' unpaid work as a condition of claiming their £56-a-week benefit if they have contributed less than six months of national insurance payments.

He's smart, funny, amusing, eccentric in that upper class twit affected eccentricity way, but Boris Johnson probably is the worst person in the world.