Ferg Slade

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Dear Government - We Need to Talk About Your Unemployment Solutions...

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2012 | (10:32)

I think it's about time I got angry about the government's employment programmes in writing. Specifically, the Work Programme and the Community Action Programme. I would also like to start by applauding Waterstones for pulling out of such a reprehensible programme.

If you're familiar with the case of Cait Reilly,...

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Big Society vs Traditional Volunteering?

(2) Comments | Posted 6 January 2012 | (15:20)

You know what I hate more than anything in the world? Being told to calm down. I could be in a bath of spiders and be, well, not relaxed but content, then someone would tell me to calm down and I'd go nuts. I'd have been perfectly calm before, and...

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Cameron's 'Troubleshooters' are an Ironic Example Of Britain's Late Reaction Culture

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2011 | (15:05)

I watched intently yesterday as David Cameron announced a £450m plan to tackle Britain's worst 120,000 families. According to the Prime Minister, these families and their truancy, joblessness and anti-social behaviour cost Britain £9bn a year, and what we really need is someone to coordinate all the agencies...

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