Fees, cuts… Is this what Cameron means by “giving young people back their future”?

David Cameron and Ed Miliband clashed over the economy at Prime Minister’s Questions today, following this morning’s horrendous unemployment stats.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband clashed over the economy at Prime Minister’s Questions today, following this morning’s horrendous unemployment stats.

Ending his sequence of questions, (following the obligatory dash of sexual innuendo, this time at George Osborne’s expense), Miliband said:

Youth unemployment is at its highest level for 19 years, women’s unemployment is at its highest level for 23 years, the highest level since the last time there was a Tory government.

“It turns out he’s just like all the others – for him, unemployment is a price worth paying.”

To which the prime minister concluded his answer:

“…the truth is, Mr Speaker, it was the last government that robbed young people of their future by piling up the debt; it is this government that’s gonna deal with our debts and give them back their future.”

Watch it:

So what exactly does the PM mean by “giving them back their future”?

Tuition fees trebled to £9,000, the abolition of Education Maintenance Allowance, £200 million cuts to careers services, record youth unemployment, Tory councils charging poor kids to access playgrounds, cuts to Sure Start, cuts to free school meals… None of these will have made any difference to a young David Cameron, but make the world of difference to the lives, opportunities and futures of those affected.

He says he’s giving the young back their future – what future?

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31 Responses to “Fees, cuts… Is this what Cameron means by “giving young people back their future”?”

  1. Political Planet

    Fees, cuts… Is this what Cameron means by “giving young people back their future”?: David Cameron and Ed Miliban… http://t.co/W46HEXP

  2. Politics in Brum

    Fees, cuts… Is this what Cameron means by "giving young people back their future"? http://t.co/eE8Y9T2 by @ShamikDas #PMQs

  3. Michael

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  4. Liza Harding

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  6. Diane Hain

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  7. Chris Ward

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  8. dolly daydream

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  9. Dave Heron

    Good article, but it gives the impression that Ed M was responsible for the ‘obligatory sexual innuendo’. Surely not?

  10. Alex Braithwaite

    RT @leftfootfwd: Fees, cuts… Is this what Cameron means by "giving young people back their future"? http://t.co/lKasvJk

  11. robert the crip

    I’ve given up voting to me they are all the same no question about it, Miliband wants to get back in to show us he can be the new labour messiah.

    The Tories with Cameron has more interest in big business sadly so did labour.

    But does anyone believe for a minute that Miliband would have anything different he said at the TUC that you want to fight the cuts, well labour would have cut the same, so OK then sadly that means your the same as the Tories.

    I will not be voting Labour for a bloke who has the Gaul not to like people who strike because we would do the same, yes but we will not give you any money no donations Mr Miliband and that means your broke mate.

  12. Zane Brown

    Fees, cuts… Is this what Cameron means by "giving young people back their future"? http://t.co/eE8Y9T2 by @ShamikDas #PMQs

  13. Tom

    Well done, a good article. Takes Cameron’s claim and destroys it concisely.

  14. Leon Wolfson

    Upstairs-Downstairs?

  15. Kamaljeet Jandu

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  16. Joseph Burnett

    Fees, cuts… Is this what Cameron means by "giving young people back their future"? http://t.co/eE8Y9T2 by @ShamikDas #PMQs

  17. Shamik Das

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  18. Deborah Segalini

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  21. Mr. Sensible

    Completely agreed, Shamik.

  22. simon

    hear, hear.

  23. wendy collins

    Fees, cuts… Is this what Cameron means by "giving young people back their future"? http://t.co/eE8Y9T2 by @ShamikDas #PMQs

  24. Brownhills Bob

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