Saturday, October 23, 2010

Look Buttie, catch the X4.

Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary, was derided today for having called on the unemployed to get on the bus in order to seek work. Duncan Smith said he wanted people to make a "reasonable effort" to take available work, even if it had to be found elsewhere. Speaking on BBC2's Newsnight, Duncan Smith said: "There was a very good programme the other day that talked about Merthyr Tydfil and the fact there were jobs in Cardiff; But many of them [the unemployed in Merthyr] had become static and didn't know that if they got on a bus for an hour's journey, they'd be in Cardiff and could look for the jobs there. My point is we need to recognise the jobs don't come to you."

...Yes, that's right Iain, Stagecoach run an X4 bus service from Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff for the unemployed to gain work here in Cardiff. The first bus from Merthyr Tydfil is at 0610 and has a peak frequency interval of every 15 minutes. The X4 bus service returns from Cardiff every 15 minutes until 17.50, then at 18.20 followed by once an hour until 23.05

I agree with Iain on this issue, the unemployed of Merthyr Tydfil should make a reasonable effort to find work and a one hour bus journey in my opinion is an acceptable journey to work. Many commuters in the South East of England would love a journey to their workplace of just one hour. So, come on Buttie, get your arse on the X4 and come on down to Cardiff to get work rather than sitting at home on benefits that I pay for, so that you can watch daytime television in your baggy sports clothing.
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