Lead story

Youth in the dust bin

by Daphne Liddle

ONE OF the most striking images of the mass youth unemployment during the Thatcher government years of the 1980s was an article by a young unemployed woman saying she felt her generation were like “flowers in the dustbin” — carefully grown and nurtured to maturity and their full glory and then just casually thrown away as unwanted rubbish.

Over a million young people today are in that same position. The figures vary; the Institute for Public Policy Research estimates there are 640,000 while the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that the number of young people not in education, employment or training (NEETS) from January to March 2013 was 1,093,000.

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Egyptian forces clear Brotherhood camps

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

VIOLENCE returned to Cairo on Wednesday when the security police moved in to sweep the streets clear of the Muslim Brotherhood protest camps that had paralysed parts of the Egyptian capital for weeks. Armed police and bulldozers moved to dismantle the two tent “cities” at dawn following repeated warnings by the army- led government to abandon their protest or face inevitable action to clear the streets.

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Editorial

Class solidarity the only answer to the race card

IT’S PLAIN we are again in the run-up to a general election, as the issue of immigration and the thinly- veiled race card are emerging across the spectrum, from the unashamed racists and xenophobes of UKIP and the neo-Nazis of the Traditional Britain Group to the infighting around the Labour leadership. It is amazing how they all seem to think it will make them more electable in spite of plenty of evidence. What sort of people do they think their voters are?

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