Sorry about the title but,
I saw that Gordon Brown and his new "pally" sidekick, sour face Mandleson, visited the Kent Science Park today, to give a big motivation talk to the small businesses.
I wish my missus had been there, because she could have given an alternative view on "reality" as the Government like to see it. She worked for five years in a Biotech company, which was bought out by the Yanks. Most of the staff, including her were made redundant two years ago. Since then, my wife and some of her ex colleagues have been on contract work, trying to earn a living wherever possible. My missus has a Masters degree, but has been working for far less than the average wage. Her last contract was brought to an abrupt end a couple of months ago, and her job (£22K per year), was re-advertised at £16 - £19K a year, still on a 6 - 9 month contract.
With the rampant inflation in the UK, and the unemployment situation getting worse, am I the only one who is wondering WTF is going on?
Sorry for the rant, but seeing the faces of the very well remunerated politicians emerging from her old site (her old firm's premises are still vacant after two years), spouting their absolutely disgusting drivel, has caused this outburst.
Oh, and another interesting point, apparently the government are short of people with scientific experience, and are looking to Eastern Europe for help! Why is it then, that my missus cannot get a job?