Stealing Green achievements

Now this really pisses me off! I’ve just noticed Labour stating this on its election site as one of its achievements:

And more than that, we abolished youth rates. After 3 months or 200 hours work 16 and 17-year olds now have the same minimum wage entitlements as anyone else.

The Bill that did this was introduced by Green MP Sue Bradford. And the Green Party had to enlist strong lobbying support from the union movement to get Labour to support it. And when they finally did agree to support the Bill, they did so only on the condition that it was watered down to provide that “new entrants” to the workforce could be paid less than the adult minimum wage until they had worked 200 hours or 3 months.

And now Labour, having had to be dragged screaming and kicking by the union movement to support Sue Bradford’s Bill at all, have the temerity to claim the achievement as theirs!

1 thought on “Stealing Green achievements

  1. And why does this surprise you? They will do it again, and again, and do you know why? Because they know you will do nothing about it. You will still cosy up to them at every election, during the campaign period and after in hope of being the bridesmaid in their govt. You are the worst negotiators of all time, you’re a poker player with the cards facing the wrong way.

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