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Hammond: there are no unemployed people

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by wyonamason, Nov 20, 2017.

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  1. wyonamason

    wyonamason New commenter

    minor slip of the tongue
    embarrassing gaffe
    Orwellian
    something more sinister

    Take your pick.

    If you look at some of the other things he said:

    we have created 3.5 million new jobs since 2015
    we're focused on getting them into work

    And consider the undisputable facts:

    official inflation rates are lies
    the official unemployment rate is also an even bigger lie

    And you do some research...

    you might come to the conclusion that there is indeed something sinister in the statement. Have the unemployed, in his mind, ceased to be "people?" I have noticed that sometimes when people make such "slips" the veil drops for a split second and you see what they really think...
     
  2. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

    I think he believed in what he said if not exactly how he said it - I guess the upshot of his belief is that the unemployed-marginal have no say and consequences. The 'no unemployed' is perhaps readable as the unimportant unemployed. For spread-sheet Phil they're, surprisingly, neither a potential asset nor that dangerous a liability.
     
  3. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

    Though - as a front-line politician "there are no unemployed" more likely signifies there is no backwash (negative effect) for the conservatives (we have no).
     
  4. elder_cat

    elder_cat Established commenter

    There should be.
    Starting with him.
     
  5. wyonamason

    wyonamason New commenter

    Yes indeed. And there were his recent comments about the disabled and productivity. A certain dislocation from reality and a total failure to emphasise with other people which I am noticing more and more these days.
     

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