Forced labour?

First published in Readers' Letters

IT’S only a small article but with huge implications. The piece “Spring Clean”

about Southampton City Council leader Royston Smith (Daily Echo, February 15) leads me to believe that, as he has now destroyed our street cleaning services, he is now striving to counter this through forced labour by making the jobless youngsters clean our streets and hedges etc to give them unpaid work experience.

And I expect it will come with a clause that says “work or lose your unemployment benefit”.

What will his lordship think of next? Well they might just as well empty the bins while they’re at it, and, oh yeah, they could also dish out a few parking tickets as well, or what about pushing a few old people around in their wheelchairs after they have delivered their meals and cleaned their house or flat?

JOHN SMITH, Southampton.

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11:55am Thu 23 Feb 12

Shoong says...

Too much of the liquid name sake I think.
Too much of the liquid name sake I think. Shoong
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10:05am Fri 24 Feb 12

Linesman says...

Shoong wrote:
Too much of the liquid name sake I think.
You think?

That's open to debate.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: Too much of the liquid name sake I think.[/p][/quote]You think? That's open to debate. Linesman
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11:44am Fri 24 Feb 12

Shoong says...

Linesman wrote:
Shoong wrote:
Too much of the liquid name sake I think.
You think?

That's open to debate.
Hilarious.
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: Too much of the liquid name sake I think.[/p][/quote]You think? That's open to debate.[/p][/quote]Hilarious. Shoong
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1:12pm Thu 1 Mar 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Any idea what is going on in the Daisy Dip, it is already blighted by people who leave litter and dump rubbish, now the Council appear to be dumping contaminated waste along the pavement in Bluebell Road, having recently removed the metal fencing, presumably for its scrap value?
Any idea what is going on in the Daisy Dip, it is already blighted by people who leave litter and dump rubbish, now the Council appear to be dumping contaminated waste along the pavement in Bluebell Road, having recently removed the metal fencing, presumably for its scrap value? OSPREYSAINT
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