New Deal 'a con'

4th August 2000 at 01:00
The Executive has countered criticism of the New Deal by describing the latest employment figures as "an ongoing success story". Nicol Stephen, Deputy Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning, said that in Ma a further 1,000 young people had found work. But Annabel Goldie, Conservative economics spokesman, said it was "a spin operation" that claims credit when people find jobs through their own initiative.

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