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Yet in Wales the unemployment figure has actually fallen.... I don't know what's being done different here, but whatever it is, it's working (slowly).


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I dont believe that for 1 minute with the greatest respect.

This government are expects at fiddling figures dont forget ;)

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Every government fixes the figures ;)


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Well they've just released the unemployment figures for the area I live & they've doubled in the past year. The sad thing is these figures do not show a true picture nationally because they do not include those that are not entitled to benefits such as those with partners working, too much in savings etc., etc.


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Yet in Wales the unemployment figure has actually fallen.... I don't know what's being done different here, but whatever it is, it's working (slowly).

 

 

Moving to England...???? :p;-)


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Moving to England...???? :p;-)

 

NEVER!!! :p:lol:


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Well this government have just lost another 280 000 votes at the next election (if they even had that many people to vote for them before now anyway?)

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Well this government have just lost another 280 000 votes at the next election (if they even had that many people to vote for them before now anyway?)

 

Yeah coz the tories are champions of the unemployed.

 

Its not as if we ever had high unemployment when they were in power was it

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The tories hold the record on unemployment.


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Tories were bad yes, but not as bad as this lot & unemployment is at levels now not seen since records began.

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You gotta be kidding right?

The real unemployment figure in this country is even higher than 3 million when you take into account those not registered on the likes of JSA etc..

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And her figures were unneringly accurate? I seem to remember she intoduced "Seasonaly adjusted" figures

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The Tories were bad yes..but not as bad as this lot like ive said :rolleyes:

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Unfortunately there is precious little choice for the average moderate person in this country!

 

None of the mainstream parties seem to be in touch with reality at the moment. How many of us on here are simply treading water? What is given with one hand is swiftly taken with another.

 

What really grates is when stories break such as the Bank bailouts, MPs expenses scandal and more recently Goldman Sachs once again giving obscene bonuses.

 

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You know what, because they are all run by people with much money. priviledge etc around them, to me, they are both as bad as each other - nothing they do/decide/ban/allow will ever affect them so they really don't live in our world do they?


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Gormless Broone & the Neuliarbore are as much akin to the original Labour party & the working man as the Cons & Libs are to the BNP.


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