In a return lodged last December for her international job placement agency Ingeus UK, [Therese] Rein, one of seven directors, states that the country in which she is usually resident is the United Kingdom. Clearly, unlike her spouse, Rein does not fear life under Tory policies.
Last week as justification for his backflip on the ALP leadership Rudd warned of the need to stop Tony Abbott because “his alternative economic policy is to copy the British Conservatives—launch a national slash-and-burn austerity drive and drive the economy into recession as happened in Britain”…
Well every cloud has a silver lining, especially if, like Rein, you’re in the welfare-to-work industry in Britain. For while Rudd might rail against the evils of “Cameronite” policies, a company ultimately 50 per cent owned by Rein’s Australian company Ingeus has bagged contracts worth $1.2 billion under the Tories’ “Work Program”. The policy is intended to secure jobs for the long-term unemployed and other disadvantaged groups.
That is a staggering amount of money, and British Labour is wondering what Britons are actually getting for it.
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