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Facing life on the dole

YOUTH unemployment is the biggest problem facing the nation. I am a typical unemployed young person facing a lifetime on the dole. Here is my typical day.

I went to the bank this morning to collect my jobseekers’ allowance. I always have my jobseekers’ allowance paid directly into my bank account, I find it very inconvenient having a Giro delivered to my door and having to take it to the Post Office to be cashed.

I did not go into the bank to see a cashier, I withdrew my money from a cash point. I went to the supermarket to do my shopping. I purchased some French apples, German sausage and Danish bacon. I did not go to a checkout with an assistant, instead I went to a self-service till.

I went home and switched on my Chinese computer and applied for jobs online. I did not bother sending letters through the post, I used emails. I do most of my shopping online, it is far more convenient than using local shops. I then sat down and listened to music on my Chinese MP3 player and watched a film on my Chinese TV.

I know that these Chinese goods are made by Chinese slave labour, by people who work in appalling conditions for starvation wages, but I get cheap laptops, mobiles and games consuls, so why should I care about them?

I know that the Chinese ignore all green policies. I believe in green policies but not when it stops me getting cheap goods.

Recently I have heard from people who I was at school with, and how they are losing their jobs. My friend used to work as a shop assistant in the local high street but that shop is closing due to a lack of business. Other friends used to have jobs as bank cashiers, delivering post and as supermarket checkout operatives, or work in the local Post Office. All these jobs are now disappearing.

As an unemployed teenager there is only one person I can blame for the lack of jobs in Britain; David Cameron. How can he explain to me why so many bank cashiers, shop assistants, supermarket cashiers and postal workers are losing their jobs?

There is nothing that young people in Britain can do to create jobs. So why does not David Cameron do something about it? The fightback starts now!

NICOLA SANGSTER

Station Road

MORLEY

 

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