Monday, July 12, 2010

Jobless should seek joy in flower arranging says our MP...!

I missed this gem from the Daily Mail last month, as it was published on the first day of my holiday...but I hope you agree it is worthy of a wider audience...

An MP suggests that those thrown onto the dole should seek joy in er, flower arranging!

Not just any MP, but John Hayes, who, as well as being Conservative MP for my patch -is also now a Minister for Education in the ConDem Government.

John seems to have largely got away with what some might consider an insulting gaffe from a Minister whose Government is presiding over damaging cuts likely to throw hundreds of thousands on the dole.

One can only imagine the furore if a Labour Minister ever made such comments!

4 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

WE WON'T COME ANYWHERE NEAR WASTING THE AMOUNT OF MONEY YOU LOT DID ON FLOWERS IN WHITEHALL PHIL.

CHAMPAGNE SOCIALISTS!

Send me some flowers said...

For the rest of us on the outside, comments like this seem to be the norm....whatever party is buying the flowers!

Anonymous said...

How does FD Phil reckon people on the dole should earn their keep????

Anonymous said...

I see no answer, we cannot knock labours voting base can we!!