Monday, 20 February 2012

Tory speak "Its great that one of our biggest donors don't even have to pay their shop workers even the minimum wage

Tesco - the new workhouse?

" I praise Tesco for offering unpaid work experience, short-term, to young people because it helps them. They don't have to do the work experience placements, but something like half of them are coming off benefits as a result of those placements. Surely that's really good news."

Chris Grayling on Sky's Murnaghan programme.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Greens slams Councillors over £36,000 extra expenses

Rugby Green Party have slammed the extra £36,000 that Councillors have awarded themselves on Warwickshire County Council.
28 Councilors will divvy up the Council Tax Payers cash for acting as political party 'spokespersons' on the 62 strong council.
Councilors also receive a personal allowance of £8.975 + Travel expenses (some of them like to travel 1st class at times) and also a tasty £22,500 for something called a 'Special Responsibility Allowance.
Further more we also have TWO JOB COUNCILLORS - with a good many County Councillors also being Councillors in their respective Boroughs and its also not unusual to see that their spouse is also a Councillor.
And people thought the House of Commons was bad!