Keighley MP backs wage call

Keighley News: Kris Hopkins MP Kris Hopkins MP

Calls by the Chancellor for an above-inflation increase in the minimum wage have been backed by Keighley MP Kris Hopkins. He said it was “absolutely right” people who had worked hard during the recession were properly rewarded for their efforts.

Chancellor George Osborne announced the economy could now allow a rise in the minimum wage, which is currently set at £6.31 an hour for people over the age of 21.

Mr Hopkins said: “I believe the Chancellor is correct in making his view clear and it is a position I strongly support.

“Our economy is moving out of its darkest days and into the sunlight. It is absolutely right people who have worked hard during the difficult years are properly rewarded for their efforts.”

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3:45pm Sat 25 Jan 14

G_Firth says...

Fight's the urge to bash my head on the wall with this one.

Talk about election spin.
Cameron "Ozzy what we going to do we are low in the polls"
Osborne "Don't worry got this covered we'll raise the minimum wage to take peoples minds of things"

Come on do you really think people are that gullible for crying out loud, when the minimum wage is rapidly becoming the maximum wage.

Even though a raise would be more than welcome, it will never be back dated to be higher than all the years of inflation without a raise and is more likely to be a jump to catch up to it and even then what ever the raise is it will just be removed from the working tax credit, so in reality your not give people anything.

Minimum wage is not the answer nor is the living wage model that Labour is harping about as that only benefits those working and commuting in London.

Getting people back to work is the answer, to a point where the employers actually have to start to pay more to get the best workers and not just pick the best workers and leave the rest on the scrap heap as they do now.

But then with the open door policy we have with the EU that will never happen till we get a one rule for all immigration policy that can be controlled like a tap depending on the needs of the UK.

Ask yourselves this why is business so pro EU ?

Answer a cheap workforce. It's as simple as that.

Every other nation is regulated on immigration so why the hell can't the EU be under the same rule as they are.

Getting the people whom are on welfare to a point that it's just transitional people between jobs, disabled people and extreme dependant on welfare is the key
Fight's the urge to bash my head on the wall with this one. Talk about election spin. Cameron "Ozzy what we going to do we are low in the polls" Osborne "Don't worry got this covered we'll raise the minimum wage to take peoples minds of things" Come on do you really think people are that gullible for crying out loud, when the minimum wage is rapidly becoming the maximum wage. Even though a raise would be more than welcome, it will never be back dated to be higher than all the years of inflation without a raise and is more likely to be a jump to catch up to it and even then what ever the raise is it will just be removed from the working tax credit, so in reality your not give people anything. Minimum wage is not the answer nor is the living wage model that Labour is harping about as that only benefits those working and commuting in London. Getting people back to work is the answer, to a point where the employers actually have to start to pay more to get the best workers and not just pick the best workers and leave the rest on the scrap heap as they do now. But then with the open door policy we have with the EU that will never happen till we get a one rule for all immigration policy that can be controlled like a tap depending on the needs of the UK. Ask yourselves this why is business so pro EU ? Answer a cheap workforce. It's as simple as that. Every other nation is regulated on immigration so why the hell can't the EU be under the same rule as they are. Getting the people whom are on welfare to a point that it's just transitional people between jobs, disabled people and extreme dependant on welfare is the key G_Firth
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