Youth unemployment goes over 1 millionNovember 16th, 2011
With youth unemployment passing the 1 million mark, David appears on Newsnight and gives an interview to The Times.
The Times interview:
David Miliband is calling for “extraordinary measures” to deal with the “tragedy” of youth unemployment, as figures out today are about to reveal that a million young people are out of work.
In a rare intervention on domestic politics since losing the contest to become Labour leader, the former Foreign Secretary said that subsidising transport costs, ring-fencing apprenticeships for the under-25s and bringing back a form of the Future Jobs Fund could all be used to defuse the unemployment “timebomb”.
In an interview with The Times, he said that the present Government did not “invent the problem of youth unemployment”, conceding that it started to become an issue under Labour from about 2005. The problem, however, had “undoubtedly got much worse in the last year”…