What have the new labour government ever done for us?

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  • Ok, i thought that as we are always kicking the government we should have some balance. They have been in power for 12 years so they must have done something good.


    What do you think are their positive contributions?


    1/ Impoved maternity and paternity rights/pay
    2/ The right to roam legislation
    3/ The minimum wage

  • Expenses claims for porn :D Gave me a damn good laugh :D

    "The only rules that really matter are these: what a man can do and what a man can't do."

  • They have stopped including Child Benefit in the calculations for working out housing and council tax benefit which is a very good thing :clap::thumbup::clap:has made us at least £5 a week better off over night :D:thumbup:

  • They also made it affordable for single parents to go back to work with the single parent supplement on working tax credit... however.. the double edge to that is that with high unemployment again there just aren't the right jobs out there - i was a single parent however when there were the jobs out there and it made a massive difference to mine and charlie's financial well being

  • They made it possible for me to marry the man I loved, which we did, on our 15th anniversary...

    Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, we fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness. - Kahlil Gibran

  • ahh, got wed in a castle in Yorkshire a sevenday before we emigrated

    Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, we fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness. - Kahlil Gibran

  • Strengthened employment rights by reducing the qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal from two years to one; though that's still longer than the 6 months it used to be pre-Thatcher.

  • Strengthened employment rights by reducing the qualifying period for protection against unfair dismissal from two years to one; though that's still longer than the 6 months it used to be pre-Thatcher.


    And there's a get out of jail free card, which means it my be unfair but not unreasonable if its in the companys interests.:rolleyes:

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  • They allowed supermarket owners to build massive shops which are open 24 hrs a day.
    They then changed the licencing laws so that we can buy cheap booze 24 hrs a day.
    Because of this i can walk to my local supermarket in the middle of the night, buy booze and a DVD or game for Xbox, buy junk food, come home and submerge myself in mindless distraction. This must be the absolute peak of human evolution.
    Now, if they would just legalise dope i might get through the rest of my life without needing to have a constructive idea, ever.



    Warning: this post may contain sarcasm

  • They allowed supermarket owners to build massive shops which are open 24 hrs a day.
    They then changed the licencing laws so that we can buy cheap booze 24 hrs a day.
    Because of this i can walk to my local supermarket in the middle of the night, buy booze and a DVD or game for Xbox, buy junk food, come home and submerge myself in mindless distraction. This must be the absolute peak of human evolution.
    Now, if they would just legalise dope i might get through the rest of my life without needing to have a constructive idea, ever.



    Warning: this post may contain sarcasm


    Maybe if they legalised dope you wouldnt feel like going to tesco at midnight and getting smashed on cheap booze, eating junk food and playing computer games. That would cost those those industries a fortune, maybe thats what worries them? After all, god forbid tesco and the like should go broke and we'd have to put up with having shops owned by real people selling other things than mobile phones in our town centres....:eek: