Last month::: Privileged Tory MP Tells Youths: Leave School, Become An Apprentice, or Sing For Your Supper::: With the job market shrinking each month and a lack of employer enthusiasm, a Tory MP has told the youth of Britain they should busk to pay for travel expenses to find work. This is just another Tory living in a fools paradise. And to tell school leavers not to bother staying on, as they be better off leaving at 16 and getting an apprenticeship, is just pain foolishness. The employment market has not been made as buoyant as they expected (post Olympics); so employers aren’t taking on apprenticeships at the moment. Last week::: Labour to give 16-year-olds the vote::: Before Labour conference, Ed Miliband told young people of his vision for a Labour Britain: He believes 16-year-old should have vote. …if 16/18-year-olds could vote, George Osborne might have thought twice about getting rid of EMA – it would have hit them at ballot box… …Miliband has a project to “rebuild Britain” by involving young people more in politics. He wants young people to have a voice… Miliband concedes that the coalition’s welfare system changers are acceptable to Labour, but lacked compassion towards the disabled… …Miliband admits agreeing with some of the government’s policies – but not most of them… He can’t “wave a magic wand” though. “We can’t have people going to food banks while millionaires have been given £40,000 tax cuts.” Miliband argues, “It’s not right.”
instant thorts: Age of Concern.
Age of Consent or Age of Concern?
Back on 22 August (2012), I wrote a post about the age of consent. I explained that my almost sixteen-year-old had told she’d read across Google that the age of consent was being dropped to 14. I quickly ‘Googled it’ and found all sorts of info. Some good, some not so good. It didn’t take me long to find a reliable source: On February 16th of 2007 the Telegraph ran this headline: