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Another politician who wants to spend more time with his money family?

In this case, 'Sir' Robin Wales, the directly elected mayor of Newham, who hails from a part of the East End called Kilmarnock.

In his pitch to his electorate, he has commented that Newhamites are '"too lazy" to work on the 2012 Olympics". Source

And there's more: "They won't get the jobs because they aren't ready for them. They haven't got the skills, haven't got the training and they can't afford to lose the benefits," said Sir Robin. "I have people who aspire to a council house. There are also people who won't come in for work even at 11 o'clock.".

And this is the fault of which government, and which council, I wonder? Newham is a classic Labour rotten borough, with 54 Labour concillors, 3 from Respect and 3 from the Christian Peoples Alliance. No Tories, no Lib Dems. I don't suppose it has been run by anyone bar Labour in living memory, not that I can lay hands on the stats.

Back on planet reality, anyone who is a skilled construction worker will be used to following the work, project by project, and a bricklayer, stonemason, carpenter etc is most unlikely to sit around in Newham waiting for an 'Olympic bonanza' rather than taking a job elsewhere. Sigh....
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Anonymous Anonymous said... 1:55 pm

put on a hard hat and get yourself to heathrow , nearly 6 figures a year for bricklaying  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:09 pm

And good luck to anyone who has the ability and the gumption.  



Blogger Rigger Mortice said... 4:25 pm

terminal 5 will finish and then straight onto the olympic bankwagon,sorry band wagon.it'll be that delayed the lads will make a fortune  



Blogger Praguetory said... 12:23 am

These foot soldiers are getting accomplished at stretching it out, although after the Wembley workers took the bookies to the cleaners, that spin-off has been closed off.  



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