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Last week the Prime Minister, David Cameron promised to withdraw housing benefit and jobseekers allowance from the under 25 age group. He did so while claiming that he wants to make Britain ‘a land of opportunity for all’. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. There are around a million of our young people, often in the poorest and most deprived areas, who, largely and through no fault of their own are not in education or training or employment. These are the so called ‘Neets’, who Cameron clearly has destined for the streets, for there no other way of interpreting his new pledge.

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