I have stacked shelves and hosed down urinals. Unlike the elite who are now telling lazy scroungers to buck up | Suzanne Moore | Comment is free | The Guardian

Yes, I understand the support for welfare reform, but right now we have an elite telling lazy scroungers to buck up. Yes, clean toilets, pick cabbages, move towns, sit in call-centre barns, smile enough to make Mary Portas types think you care. In short, deliver the service, that those who have never served, demand. Know your place.

I guess IDS knew his place at Sandhurst just as I once knew mine. Until I realised that most menial work leads to more menial work. The idea that this is the stepping stone is as much of a fantasy as The X Factor. The stepping stone is education. That’s what makes you free, not work. Now the young are to pay for that and work for nothing? And all while most of our political and media class spout lousy morality tales about lousy jobs while undermining even the basic minimum wage. Please.

As the graffiti I saw the other day said: “Sorry, the lifestyle you ordered is currently out of stock.” I tell you who really needs “work experience”. Much of this government.

I don’t normally clip the last part of articles like this, but I just had to here. Spot on.

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