On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 20:35:37 +0100, "/\\/ / & E"
>Why in the name of Christ is MY money going to be used to sort out a PRIVATE
>I cannot believe this, if my business happened to go the same way, would
>this help my workers in the same way??
It's hardly a first. UK and European money is routinely pumped into
areas of high unemployment to boost skills and seed new economic
development. I live in a European Objective 1 area which has received
>£700 million in recent times for various projects.
Of course, many would argue that lots of the money is spent on
beaureacracy and I wouldn't argue with that. I think lots of it is
also wasted on projects which don't deliver real value, but some of it
does deliver and makes a difference. Lots of new businesses have
sprung up or been supported by these ventures - I'm a director of two
The alternative is to keep people on the dole, don't train them, don't
give them new opportunities. And to lose lots of votes....
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