Britain 2015 – if David Cameron is still @Number10gov June 25, 2012Posted by Phil Groom in Current Affairs, Life.
Tags: David Cameron, Housing Benefit, Minimum wage
IF YOU’RE A YOUNG PERSON in Britain today, here’s how your future’s looking:
Leave school at 16 or 18 because you can’t afford higher education…
Get a low-end minimum-wage job if you’re lucky…
Maybe earn enough to rent somewhere with some mates…
Receive a pay cut because the government has scrapped the minimum wage
» or get fired for no reason because the government has scrapped employee rights
» or get made redundant because the company goes bust
Now you’ve got no money to pay the rent
» your mates can’t subsidise you
» housing benefit has been scrapped for under-25s
» your parents don’t want you back
Hello cardboard box in an alleyway at night, fight for a Big Issue pitch by day.
If you survive, turn 25 …
… by which time housing benefit for under-35s has been scrapped…
Welcome to the Tory scrapheap, if you live that long — and if you live longer, don’t even think about collecting a pension: long before you reach 68, pension age will be 75; and by the time you reach 75, it’ll be 90.
Apathy and indifference are no longer an option: if you’re old enough to vote by the time of the next General Election in 2015, use that vote or lose everything.