Posts from August, 2009

Bully Bennett’s Boot Camps Back

26 Aug, 2009
by
Young Labour

Young Labour is appalled by today’s announcement about the introduction of Boot Camps.

“Whilst we obviously welcome the Government’s plans to introduce new holiday opportunities for disadvantaged youth and respite programmes for children in care, the parallel announcement about the introduction of ‘military style activity camps’ despite almost unanimous expert criticism at select committee is deeply worrying.” Young Labour President, Patrick Leyland, said this afternoon. (more…)

Don’t Waste the Opportunity

4 Aug, 2009
by
Young Labour

Young Labour welcomes the Government’s apparent desire to tackle the problem of youth unemployment but remains to be convinced by the details.

The Youth Opportunities programme set out on Sunday was originally sold as a ‘plan to wipe out youth unemployment’ but in reality it only scratches the surface. Key seems to have realised this quite quickly – he was back-peddling even faster than over his cycleway proposals yesterday, saying that the Government did not think it could stop youth unemployment rising.

“The Prime Minister claims all he can try to do is take the “rough edges off the recession” for youth – perhaps he should have taken the rough edges off his plan before releasing it.” Young Labour President, Patrick Leyland, said this morning.

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Future Lefts – August 2009

1 Aug, 2009
by
Young Labour

Please note that the version below is not full quality. Print or download the original from here.