ITV Daybreak Interview with Ian Pattison. http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-01-10/government-traineeship-is-just-a-gimmick-to-cover-up/
Matthew Hancock Tory Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships failed to turn up for a pre-arranged breakfast meeting with Ian Pattison of Youth Fight For Jobs and he was still in bed when the station rang his house.
“Can you imagine my surprise when I discovered a minister whose government berates so-called ‘shirkers’, couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed to defend his own policy,” Mr Pattison said afterwards. “If the minister was a jobseeker, he could lose his benefits for up to three months for such an offence. Luckily, he doesn’t have to worry about things like that. Hancock’s traineeship scheme is the latest gimmick coming out of the Tories to disguise the fact they have failed to tackle the staggering problems of unemployment affecting young people.”