UK Politics

Labour Party: Tory-led Government polices are pushing youth unemployment to record highs – Byrne

News   •   Feb 16, 2011 09:08 GMT

Liam Byrne MP, Labour's Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary commenting ahead of tomorrow's unemployment statistics said:

"Labour's legacy was falling youth unemployment and a pioneering programme to get 200,000 young people back to work. The Tories scrapped that programme and now youth unemployment has escalated to a record high.

"The Tory-led Government has got to get a grip and fast. Our young people now face a summer of anxiety. If they don't get the grades to go to college they face a jobs market that tougher than ever."