Youth Council trousers £300,000 for a non-existent Youth Parliament
With the Treasury now looting everyone’s pockets to pay the huge pandemic bill, new figures from the Taxpayers Alliance reveal a noble cause supported by the generosity of taxpayers: between 2020 and 2021, the British Youth Council – the group that runs the UK Youth Parliament – received £299,941 to keep itself afloat, while actively campaigning against the government, pushing for the postage of children, and asking “for free” the universities. Without forgetting the call for dismantling of the police on the grounds that she “to permit[s] racism and injustice”.
The money was received in three installments:
- £183,300 to support the UK Youth Parliament. Who couldn’t even sit down during the pandemic, for obvious reasons.
- £100,000 to support the role of the British Youth Council »engage youth in policy-making across government“. A role that essentially amounts to having children request idealistic and unrealistic Net Zero goals should be “inclusive”…
- £16,641 to prevent the closure of the British Youth Council. Presumably because they could only survive on a bailout from the government they despise.
Elliot Keck, head of survey campaigns at the Taxpayers Alliance mentioned:
“Taxpayers are tired of seeing their money supporting controversial campaigns and causes, especially during a pandemic. Government ministers are stupid to funnel money to organizations that only bring them down. The government needs to stop funding the lobbying carousel and instead focus the money on taxpayers’ priorities.
£300,000 to turn 11-year-olds into next-generation Momentum activists. New Data Opinium’s Youth Democracy Index also shows that more than 43% of 18-24 year olds think socialism is a good model of society, with only 32% thinking the same of capitalism. Give it a few more years and it will be even worse. At least until these kids look at their payslips and realize how much a socialist utopia would cost…