Marching off the dole?

On the day when the TUC and others write to the government to express their concern that 620,000 people have been out of work for over a year, we hear that Gordon Brown is to expand the army cadet forces in state schools.

The Mirror explains how this is part of Gordon’s plan to stop the “upper classes dominating the top ranks of the armed forces”.

Could we be forgiven for thinking that, rather, these are desperate measures to keep the youth unemployment figures down?

If the government is so concerned about “social mobility” why are ministers proposing cuts in education and public services?

Sarah Sachs-Eldridge