Just like that... again

Just like that... again

Just like that... again

First published in Letters by

HERE we go again. Joseph Rowntree Foundation is publishing yet more fairyland reports on how poverty is to be decreased by “policy initiatives” which boils down to employers providing “more jobs, better jobs” (The Press, February 7).

Just like that. Wave a magic wand and it is done.

Only it’s not that simple, is it? I have been an employer for 30 years and I know how hard it is to just stay in business, let alone miraculously create a load more meaningful employment with generous wages.

I suggest the authors of these reports vacate their ivory towers and start up businesses to show existing employers exactly how these numerous well-paid jobs can be created and sustained. Will they be manufacturing enterprises producing goods not previously known? Or firms providing a new service that will immediately attract fresh customers willing to pay handsomely to fill these bulging wage packets?

We need to know. Any task is easy for the person who doesn’t have to actually do it.

Matthew Laverack, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York.

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12:47pm Wed 5 Mar 14

The Great Buda says...

Mr Laverack stop, for your own sake just stop.
Mr Laverack stop, for your own sake just stop. The Great Buda
  • Score: 7

1:03pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Maquis says...

As an employer he is talking real sense.
As an employer he is talking real sense. Maquis
  • Score: -5

4:17pm Wed 5 Mar 14

meme says...

I agree he is talking sense
JRF are a charity led by some very left wing leaning people who have little grasp of the real world and believe everyone is entitled to everything whether they have earned it or not
Their original founding intentions were very commendable but now they are just a left wing group pursuing their own politics see issues on council tax.
Council tax would be fairer for all if it were charged on the numbers of people in a house and their car numbers etc not on the value of a house but that would not suit their left wing leanings at all IE the rich should completely subsidise the poor whether they deserve it or not
I agree he is talking sense JRF are a charity [actually they are a business masquerading as a charity] led by some very left wing leaning people who have little grasp of the real world and believe everyone is entitled to everything whether they have earned it or not Their original founding intentions were very commendable but now they are just a left wing group pursuing their own politics see issues on council tax. Council tax would be fairer for all if it were charged on the numbers of people in a house and their car numbers etc not on the value of a house but that would not suit their left wing leanings at all IE the rich should completely subsidise the poor whether they deserve it or not meme
  • Score: -5

4:20pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Sillybillies says...

The Great Buda wrote:
Mr Laverack stop, for your own sake just stop.
Why, he's talking nothing but good sense, not left wing blather? The JRF is a joke that lost its way a long time ago
[quote][p][bold]The Great Buda[/bold] wrote: Mr Laverack stop, for your own sake just stop.[/p][/quote]Why, he's talking nothing but good sense, not left wing blather? The JRF is a joke that lost its way a long time ago Sillybillies
  • Score: -9

5:21pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

meme wrote:
I agree he is talking sense JRF are a charity led by some very left wing leaning people who have little grasp of the real world and believe everyone is entitled to everything whether they have earned it or not Their original founding intentions were very commendable but now they are just a left wing group pursuing their own politics see issues on council tax. Council tax would be fairer for all if it were charged on the numbers of people in a house and their car numbers etc not on the value of a house but that would not suit their left wing leanings at all IE the rich should completely subsidise the poor whether they deserve it or not
JRF are no longer a charity. If they were truly charitable, they would use their considerable wealth; £260m in cash and investments (other than rental property portfolio), to address the needs they purport to support. Instead they spend most of their investment income employing hundreds of staff doing research. Many of their staff are left wing extremists, more interested in following (on Twitter) other organisations and individuals who sing from the same communist song sheet. Charities like; NESTA, Young Foundation, organisations like DEMOS, Fabian Society, Left Foot Forward, RSA and individuals like; Polly Toynbee, Alastair Campbell, David Aaranovitch, Owen Jones, Mehdi Hasan, Matthew Taylor, Geoff Mulgan, Dominic Campbell, Julia Middleton. plus ultra-left Labour MP's.

They are also part of a clique (movement) in York of a cultural political elite who have an agenda which includes controlling certain parts of the media, and growing the city in a way that adheres to their principles favouring the Third Sector, Community Interest Companies, and 'Social Innovation'.

York is under threat from a marxist conspiracy !
[quote][p][bold]meme[/bold] wrote: I agree he is talking sense JRF are a charity [actually they are a business masquerading as a charity] led by some very left wing leaning people who have little grasp of the real world and believe everyone is entitled to everything whether they have earned it or not Their original founding intentions were very commendable but now they are just a left wing group pursuing their own politics see issues on council tax. Council tax would be fairer for all if it were charged on the numbers of people in a house and their car numbers etc not on the value of a house but that would not suit their left wing leanings at all IE the rich should completely subsidise the poor whether they deserve it or not[/p][/quote]JRF are no longer a charity. If they were truly charitable, they would use their considerable wealth; £260m in cash and investments (other than rental property portfolio), to address the needs they purport to support. Instead they spend most of their investment income employing hundreds of staff doing research. Many of their staff are left wing extremists, more interested in following (on Twitter) other organisations and individuals who sing from the same communist song sheet. Charities like; NESTA, Young Foundation, organisations like DEMOS, Fabian Society, Left Foot Forward, RSA and individuals like; Polly Toynbee, Alastair Campbell, David Aaranovitch, Owen Jones, Mehdi Hasan, Matthew Taylor, Geoff Mulgan, Dominic Campbell, Julia Middleton. plus ultra-left Labour MP's. They are also part of a clique (movement) in York of a cultural political elite who have an agenda which includes controlling certain parts of the media, and growing the city in a way that adheres to their principles favouring the Third Sector, Community Interest Companies, and 'Social Innovation'. York is under threat from a marxist conspiracy ! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -6

7:27pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Jonthan says...

Badgers Drift wrote:
meme wrote:
I agree he is talking sense JRF are a charity led by some very left wing leaning people who have little grasp of the real world and believe everyone is entitled to everything whether they have earned it or not Their original founding intentions were very commendable but now they are just a left wing group pursuing their own politics see issues on council tax. Council tax would be fairer for all if it were charged on the numbers of people in a house and their car numbers etc not on the value of a house but that would not suit their left wing leanings at all IE the rich should completely subsidise the poor whether they deserve it or not
JRF are no longer a charity. If they were truly charitable, they would use their considerable wealth; £260m in cash and investments (other than rental property portfolio), to address the needs they purport to support. Instead they spend most of their investment income employing hundreds of staff doing research. Many of their staff are left wing extremists, more interested in following (on Twitter) other organisations and individuals who sing from the same communist song sheet. Charities like; NESTA, Young Foundation, organisations like DEMOS, Fabian Society, Left Foot Forward, RSA and individuals like; Polly Toynbee, Alastair Campbell, David Aaranovitch, Owen Jones, Mehdi Hasan, Matthew Taylor, Geoff Mulgan, Dominic Campbell, Julia Middleton. plus ultra-left Labour MP's.

They are also part of a clique (movement) in York of a cultural political elite who have an agenda which includes controlling certain parts of the media, and growing the city in a way that adheres to their principles favouring the Third Sector, Community Interest Companies, and 'Social Innovation'.

York is under threat from a marxist conspiracy !
David Aronovitch, champion of George Bush and the Iraq war, a left winger? Well that will come as a nasty shock to him.

And Alistair Campbell, Tony Blairs sidekick, well I never. The Fabian Society? ? Dear little old liberal Polly Toynbee, who'd have thought it!

This is nothing more than McCarthyite witchunting, but astonishingly badly researched. Laughable even. Very similar to what we use to get from the late and unlamented Rocking Horse.

You wouldn't by any chance be related to Rocking Horse would you? or a doppelganger?
[quote][p][bold]Badgers Drift[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]meme[/bold] wrote: I agree he is talking sense JRF are a charity [actually they are a business masquerading as a charity] led by some very left wing leaning people who have little grasp of the real world and believe everyone is entitled to everything whether they have earned it or not Their original founding intentions were very commendable but now they are just a left wing group pursuing their own politics see issues on council tax. Council tax would be fairer for all if it were charged on the numbers of people in a house and their car numbers etc not on the value of a house but that would not suit their left wing leanings at all IE the rich should completely subsidise the poor whether they deserve it or not[/p][/quote]JRF are no longer a charity. If they were truly charitable, they would use their considerable wealth; £260m in cash and investments (other than rental property portfolio), to address the needs they purport to support. Instead they spend most of their investment income employing hundreds of staff doing research. Many of their staff are left wing extremists, more interested in following (on Twitter) other organisations and individuals who sing from the same communist song sheet. Charities like; NESTA, Young Foundation, organisations like DEMOS, Fabian Society, Left Foot Forward, RSA and individuals like; Polly Toynbee, Alastair Campbell, David Aaranovitch, Owen Jones, Mehdi Hasan, Matthew Taylor, Geoff Mulgan, Dominic Campbell, Julia Middleton. plus ultra-left Labour MP's. They are also part of a clique (movement) in York of a cultural political elite who have an agenda which includes controlling certain parts of the media, and growing the city in a way that adheres to their principles favouring the Third Sector, Community Interest Companies, and 'Social Innovation'. York is under threat from a marxist conspiracy ![/p][/quote]David Aronovitch, champion of George Bush and the Iraq war, a left winger? Well that will come as a nasty shock to him. And Alistair Campbell, Tony Blairs sidekick, well I never. The Fabian Society? ? Dear little old liberal Polly Toynbee, who'd have thought it! This is nothing more than McCarthyite witchunting, but astonishingly badly researched. Laughable even. Very similar to what we use to get from the late and unlamented Rocking Horse. You wouldn't by any chance be related to Rocking Horse would you? or a doppelganger? Jonthan
  • Score: 10

4:36am Thu 6 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

whilst small buisnesses that employ only a handful of people might not be able to afford it, there are plenty of massive companies and organisations who employ people on small hours contracts on minimum wage.... and that has to stop.
whilst small buisnesses that employ only a handful of people might not be able to afford it, there are plenty of massive companies and organisations who employ people on small hours contracts on minimum wage.... and that has to stop. Magicman!
  • Score: 7

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