If they had asked me what the unemployment figure was, I would have said ‘less than a million’. So how did it get to be 1.79 million with the addition of 164000 this month? Is that what has somehow become acceptable?
Clergy at least have a reasonable prospect of continuing to be employed .. Yes I know we technically aren’t employees … Yes I know we only work Sundays etc., etc. But I suspect that the fragile financial structures of the church are going to come under considerable pressure. Pensions for a start.
Thank goodness for Blue Peter and a bit of escapism.