Wednesday, 11 November 2009

An Illogical Statistic?

During the 'circus' today that is supposed to be an opportunity to question the Prime Minister of the day and receive answers PMQ's and the exchange of insults figures and statistics about unemployment levels, Gordon Brown made a comment that 250,000 of newly unemployed youngsters were "full-time students looking for part-time work."

On occasions it has been known - and rightly so - that I am a tad 'slow on the uptake', but.......
 
If one is a 'full-time student' then how can one be unemployed........?

Just asking........

4 comments:

Quiet_Man said...

They are forced to work in bars, clubs etc in the evening to pay off their student loans (also introduced everywhere except in Scotland, Gordon's own country)

Mark Wadsworth said...

I don't think it's as complicated as QM suggests.

I think he said it because he is a stupid, lying twat.

Anonymous said...

Students aren't allowed to claim benefit in their own right, it goes on household income, so he's wrong - on all counts!

Captain Ranty said...

My oldest lad is classed as a full-time student. His course runs for 3 days a week. He went to the Jobcentre to ask if he was entitled to any benefits and they led him a merry dance for weeks. "Yes, you are entitled", "Wait, no you're not", this went on for over 12 weeks before they sent him a letter saying that he was not unemployed, but they made him sign on every two weeks. He has to live on a pittance. He is looking for part-time work so he can earn some beer tokens.

I don't honestly think these gimps at the Jobcentre know what they are doing. I bet there are many thousands of people that are magically misclassified.

CR.