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Diane James MEP
Member of the European Parliament for the South East of England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇬🇧
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Diane James MEP 4h
More abysmal is your lack of understanding of pathos.
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Diane James MEP 9h
The employment rate for people with disabilities was 1.3 percentage points higher in April-June 2017 than in the same period in 2016. In this period the number of people with disabilities in employment has risen by 104,000. 2/3
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Diane James MEP 9h
There were 3.5 million people of working age (16-64) with disabilities in employment between April and June 2017, an employment rate of 49.2%. The employment rate for people without disabilities was 80.6%. 1/3
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Diane James MEP 9h
'If it works, don't change it' should have been heeded by Governments when they announced cash-for-clunkers. Perfectly useful cars were binned in politically motivated capital destruction programme (which ended up being counter productive as US market bought Asian cars)
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Diane James MEP 10h
The gap has reduced by 10 percentage points over the last 14 years and has remained stable over the last two years 3/3
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Diane James MEP 10h
compared to 76.4% of working-age non-disabled people. There is therefore a 30.1 percentage point gap between disabled and non-disabled people, representing over 2 million people. 2/3
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Diane James MEP 10h
According to the Labour Force Survey, disabled people are now more likely to be employed than they were in 2002, but disabled people remain significantly less likely to be in employment than non-disabled people. In 2012, 46.3% of working-age disabled people are in employment 1/3
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Diane James MEP 10h
Also minimum wage controls do not take account of local purchasing power (save the London top up). In the UK there is also a magic birthday at 21 when, all of a sudden your labour is worth more despite performing the same function)
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Diane James MEP 10h
Two major problems that I have with minimum wages etc is this: say it is set at $10ph, necessarily only be worth $9.99 and will be excluded from the jobs market place and exist on benefits driving up tax. Secondly it acts as an incentive for busiesses to pay only the min wage.
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Diane James MEP 10h
Any time a politician wants to 'leave a legacy' or launch 'an initiative' taxpayers' wallets and purses shudder.
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Diane James MEP 16h
It is interesting that some people believe that the can be reformed at the precise time it crashes on with enormous expansions of its powers like the common security union and European energy union
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Diane James MEP 17h
Theresa Mays deputy suggests UK could rejoin the via
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TIM GOLDFINCH Jan 19
And we're in the same scenario now with a heath like Government ,and a Marxist opposition , time for someone to step up to the plate
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Diane James MEP Jan 19
Replying to @petergerald @BrexitBin
You choose to follow me on twitter.
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Diane James MEP Jan 19
Replying to @philt5116
Which party would that be? I am not in any.
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The Telegraph Jan 19
Theresa May hints she would now vote to stay in the EU and tells the French she is proud to be a European
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Diane James MEP Jan 19
Replying to @ChrisFormaggia
Don't know. I am not in UKIP. Left well over a year ago.
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Diane James MEP Jan 19
Replying to @ChrisFormaggia
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Andrew Pierce Jan 19
It would be easier to move France closer to Britain than to build Boris’s daft bridge
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