Friday, March 23, 2007

Employer Of Last Resort


Scottish Socialist Party (Serwotka's the one who's dozed off at the end)


According to Mark Serwotka, General Secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union, it's the civil service that deserves the credit for "delivering the lowest unemployment in a generation".

We all knew civil service employment had gone up under Gordo, but BOM correspondent HJ is not alone in being stunned by this latest revelation.

We'd better take a closer look at the numbers...

PS Serwotka also boasts about how well his members have implemented the "complex tax credits policy". In his position, I'm not sure I'd be drawing attention to that notorious quagmire of fraud and error (£1.2bn pa recognised losses).

PPS For your futher illumination, here are the comrades singing the Internationale (no, really). Sadly young Mark seems to have been airbrushed out of this particular shot:



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