Saturday, March 15, 2008

Family friendly.

Family friendly. Another sound bite by that useless git Cameron. Read here.

Only problem is that following in the footsteps of our current bunch of useless gits it seems that Cameron is also following the totalitarian route.

First of all by giving parents 12 months off work to be shared between a mum, usually not working, and a dad, if you know who he is, who can now claim a year off. Real business friendly that.

Then on to the exploitation of children by retailers. In real terms selling things that kids pressure their parents to buy and because mum and dad don't want to be the bad guys our government is going to force retailers to stop. What about those that actually want that crap?

Not content to just telling retailers they are also going to force the media to kowtow to their family friendly agenda by forcing legislation on to them on what they say and print.

What is going on? No wonder he is not building up the sort of lead against the biggest lame duck government in history and that is saying something. Even Stalin, Pol Pot, Hitler and Mugabe was/is better loved than this lot.

I'm sure that Gordo and Cameron must get together to have a good laugh at this two party system that we laughingly call politics in the UK. Hope they make the most of it because many people are getting fed up.


At 5:54 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bag, Cameron is merely following the Australian system here. Just because mum or dad take a year off, it doesn't necessarily follow that they will be paid for it. The may recxeiv assisatence from the govt., but it is nowehere near what they would receive from an employer.

A mate of mine did this. His missus had a very good position in the legal profession so it made sense for her to go back to work and dad stay at home. In dong so, he was able to reassess his career choices, enrol part-tome at uni and recently qualifies to be a teacher.

Noth everything is doom and gloom.

At 12:11 am, Blogger UBERMOUTH said...

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At 9:28 am, Blogger Bag said...

Henry, Ah! I see. That makes a bit more sense. I didn't realise that.

A year off is still a blow to a small employer though. Even if they are not required to pick up the tab as they will need to hire temporary staff to fill the gap.

It seems a lot of the policies being proposed lately are going to have the biggest impact on small business. No wonder they are not doing so well.

At 4:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh agreed on the small business front, but govt only ever thinks of the impact on the civil/public service - and bugger everyone else.

Just imagine the temporary work positions that can be created whenever someone takes maternit/paternity leave. The more cynical might think that this is just another govt wheeze to reduce unemployment.

Just read back what I posted originally. It is my typing and not my spelling that's atroshus.


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