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15.08.11

We can work it out

The news that Labour have criticised the amount of apprenticeships created under the Coalition is a little dismaying.

Of course they must object to everything the current government does; they are the opposition party after all.

And it’s true that the apprenticeships have been mainly taken up by people over the age of 25, and for a short period of time. This is not going to help reduce the massive youth unemployment figures.

Just once though, it would be nice to let good news lie – to appreciate the success of this programme, instead of instantly finding ways to demean and bemoan it.

But politics has never been ‘nice’, and is unlikely to start any time soon. The constant criticism means that all policy has to be better, and work harder to keep its place.

With so many different opinions in the mix, no action any government makes will be accepted on face value, and if you try to please everyone, you’ll end up pleasing no-one.

Better to go your own way and face the criticism.

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