Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, responding to comments from Damian Collins MP reported in the Metro story today, ‘Young people should busk if they can't afford train fare, says Tory MP', said:
“This tells you everything you need to know about the Tories’ attitude to getting our young people back to work. They are out of touch, out of ideas and frankly out of order.
“In the week when a cross-party Select Committee slammed the Government’s Youth Contract, it is a complete disgrace for a Tory A-lister to blame young people for his Government’s failure.
“Damian Collins must now apologise to the million young people out of work that his Government is letting down so badly.”