A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

New video from Unions Together


Anonymous More Union Krap said...

Minimum wage don't make me laugh. I Labour party have destroyed jobs for the working class by opening our borders to uncontrolled immigration. There have been only 6prosecution for minimum wage breaches since it became law

8:13 pm, March 23, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its been great under Labour if I need any building work done I just go outside of Wickes and buy some foreign illegal immigrants well below the minimum wage and they work really hard without taking a break. I even get my television repaired a lot more cheaper by using illegal immigrants I take my hat off to Labour?

8:51 pm, March 23, 2010

Anonymous Rich said...

But thank god we now have a min wage. If it wasn't for the min wage British people would be working for next to nothing. I agree that the open Borders policy has been a disaster but do you think the conservatives would have turned down the demands for an inflation busting workforce from big business.

In kenneth clarkes own words last month "Britain needs a more competitive workforce." we all know this means lower wages.

Britains needs a massive investment programme. The mistakes of the last conservative government are still being felt today. The last conservative government failed our hospitals, schools and sold off everything they could.

I was drawn in by the conservative lied but now after seeing huge cuts locally will not be supporting cameron.

At least with brown we have a leader who is changing policy following our demands. Unlike Blair who forced through policies regardless.

We can't trust the torys.

10:24 am, March 24, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lack of enforcement of the minimum wage is a problem. The government spends far more on pursuing benefit claimants!

As far as immigrants are concerned, unions need to organise them properly so that they cannot be used by bosses to undermine the pay and conditions of British workers.

'British Jobs for British Workers' is a divisive and poisonous slogan that we should all reject.

10:42 am, March 24, 2010

Blogger Robert said...

Before you had the min wage comrades you had the income support, you were paid below the rate on low wages you also got extra money, now we have the min wage which is only equal to what you would have had with income support, now of course you can make it up with working credits or tax credits, again it's only income support in disguise.

fact the min wage should be about £7.50 a hour this way you earn enough not to need benefits.

as for the rest of the video it's hype new Labour hype.

10:52 am, March 24, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forgot which party ended income support oh yes new labour.

10:53 am, March 24, 2010

Anonymous Rich said...

The min wage isn't enough agreed. But it's better than not having one and the tax payer ends up footing the bill through tax credits.

If you trust the Tories remember mad cow disease and vCJD. How long were the public lied to about the safety if beef products and wasn't it mrs thatcher who deregulated animal food stuffs.

The torys still can't be trusted and that's why the poll gap is closing. They are seeing the cuts in local services, the staunched old fashioned views and thinking actually maybe not.

11:08 am, March 24, 2010

Anonymous Rich said...

Anyone lived through the last recession will know the conservatives are not ones to interfer with economic cycles.

In terms of jobs I think we are going to have to accept old industry and large scale manufacturing isn't coming back. The money is in research, science and high tech, finance and high tech engineering. The only way we are going to change this country is if we invest now

the Tories policy is to slash spending and sack 1000s of people. We all now public spending has to be reduced but over decades and not months. Massive job losses will mean lower spending and a double dip recession and this has been widely accepted.

2:00 pm, March 24, 2010


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