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May 25, 2012

Pride's Purge

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, is this week expected to back a plan that he says will help boost the amount of people in employment by increasing the amount of people in unemployment.

A report by venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft has recommended that firms are given more flexibility to fire people so they will then be able to go on to hire a different set of people – or even the same set of people they sacked in the first place.

When it was pointed out that this would not actually create more jobs but would just rotate existing jobs amongst the same amount of people, a government spokesperson said:

Well yes – there aren’t any jobs at the moment obviously, mostly because of our woeful handling of the economy – but at least under these radical plans everyone would be able to have a go at having at…

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