Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Competing Lobbies

Old people hit hardest by recession, claims Age Concern and Help the Aged:
A survey of more than 100 human resource managers found that one in seven employers operating mandatory retirement age policies plan to make more use of them as a result of the economic downturn.
Whoa, hold your horses, say The Prince's Trust, it's young people who will be most affected:
The study by the Trust and Cass Business School, warns young people in deprived areas will be affected as job losses increase and local youth services become vulnerable to cuts.
There's curently no middle aged people's lobby or charity (or even fakecharity), so we won't be hearing from them, at least...


Tom Paine said...

If you don't hear from us it's because we are too busy working to build up our pension funds again after the recent financial firestorm, while paying taxes to support those groups bigged up by Age Concern/The Prince's Trust. It doesn't leave a lot of time for establishing lobby groups.

JuliaM said...

Heh. Good point! ;)

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of the old mathematicians joke "World ends at Midnight, women and ethnic minorities hardest hit!"
Me I'm still trying to save up but everytime I do that one eyed scottish git steals even more of it!