We need more hiring, not more firing

After a drubbing in last week’s local elections, and with millions of people unemployed, we might have expected this Government to come up with some ideas to get people back into work.

But instead, in today’s Queen’s Speech, the Tories and Lib Dems have put forward a collection of policies to make it easier for employers to sack people.

Increasing job insecurity is not a path out of the recession. We need people in good, secure jobs, spending in the local economy – not more people on the dole, and millions more saving instead of spending, as they are worried about whether their job is safe.

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