Going out to work
cures stress and depression much more effectively than watching daytime TV at home, says Work and Pensions Secretary David Blunkett....If people... re-associate with the world of work, suddenly they come alive again."...
BBC Radio: "That will overcome depression and stress a lot more than people sitting at home watching daytime television."
>>>>>This is the biggest pile of steaming yak manure I have recently come across. Jobs, bosses and bickering, divided workers are the biggest causes of mental illness in the world. While HM gov is sending young lads away to the ultimate unsafe workplace (IRAQ), they are trying to enforce the idealised image of capitalist work. In the past some have referred to this as the Protestant Work Ethic
. The British government over the centuries, has proved itself quite adept at making political showmanship or capital out of the sick and dispossessed. Blunky should know better. But when he isn't persecuting, he is protecting his own property interests >>
12 October 2005 BBC NEWS
David Blunkett's spokesman has brushed off as an "administrative error" an apparent breach of parliamentary rules.
The work and pensions secretary used House of Commons headed notepaper to object to a building development near a property he owns in London.
He wrote to Wandsworth council saying he was "deeply concerned" by the plans.
The spokesman said: "The letter was dictated to his office. It was never his intention that Commons stationary be used. This was an honest mistake."