‘Boot Camps’ – all the appeal of a heart attack, but lacking the drama

Fear and Loathing in Great Britain

18_august_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,182

Tuesday 18 August 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

A more miserable, dingy, soul destroying, prospect I cannot imagine. Your government plans to send young unemployed people to boot camps where, ‘They will get an initial three-week intensive course of practising job applications and interviews, which will then be regularly reviewed by a dedicated job coach’. Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has denied the boots camps are a form of punishment but ‘about giving more support to young people’. Really? I felt punished just reading about it. ‘Boot camps’, a dismal name for a dismal programme. Road kill is more inspiring.

You have battalions of PR peddlers and spin doctors at your beck and call, you were paid £90,000 a year working for Carlton television in PR and Priti Patel, Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions, worked in PR…

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