Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Nice work if you can get it

Dave Cameron is 'pondering' guaranteeing all nurseing students that they will have a job to go into when they graduate as currently many are unable to find jobs(BBC story).

What ever happened to the Conservative belief in the free market? Surely lots of nursing graduates being unable to find jobs as nurses is a clear signal that either we are training too many nurses, or the training is deficient so nobody is willing to empl0y them. The answer to either problem is not creating unneeded jobs at the taxpayers expense, and thereby depriving the NHS of money for soing useful things like actually treating patients.

Of course the key word here is 'pondering'. Dave is able to appear all nice and cuddly to nurses and other public sector workers bolstering his I'm a nice guy really image at a time when Labour is increasing at loggerheads with the public sector unions, without actually commiting to do anything for them. Quite clever really, especially when the BBC keep falling for it.


Anonymous Tom Papworth said...

They have a similar but more extensive scheme in many African countries. In Kenya, for example, university graduates are guaranteed civil service jobs.

The result is hundreds of thousands of civil servants with nothing to do, wasting their talents while crippling the country with high taxation.

10:25 pm  
Blogger Tristan said...

Doesn't France do a similar thing? If you go to university you then have to enter the civil service for a time?

The Tories forget about the free market when it suits them, its all about getting power now, and following the 'consensus'.

10:02 am  
Anonymous The Girl said...

Misspelled 'nursing' in the the first line, monkey.

Cameron reminds me, in some ways, of the US republicans (especially Bush)...the way that they were so slick for so long and nothing bad would ever stick to them, no matter what they did! But, that tide turned and Cameron's might, too.

12:43 pm  

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