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An open letter to Tim Farron on unpaid internships

Dear Tim,

We are writing to you to express our feelings on the subject of unpaid internships.

There can be all sorts of barriers for people who wish to undertake internships and it is crucial that the Liberal Democrats, and our Parliamentarians, do all we can to make sure that the internships we offer are as open as possible. This is about minimising barriers, one of which is affordability. Some of us have worked in the past as unpaid interns; we know that sometimes people are happy to work for free, or feel they have to in order break into a profession.

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  • User AvatarDavid Blake 25th Nov - 6:09pm
    Just watched the BBC Six O'Clock News and no comment from us.
  • User AvatarJohn Grout 25th Nov - 5:38pm
    Glad to see Tim's response, but again, this looks like an article cut off in its prime. Is that all he said? Where did he...
  • User AvatarJUF 25th Nov - 5:37pm
    @Dav: let's assume for a second that you are right and the vote is to leave. How do you expect to get a free trade...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 25th Nov - 5:27pm
    I have fairly strong religious views, have worked in the religious media in a lowly serf role and have to agree with the viewpoint that...
  • User AvatarSteve Coltman 25th Nov - 5:15pm
    This post contains a lot of nonsense. There seems to be an assumption that, if the UK left the EU, all trade across the Channel...
  • User AvatarMatt (Bristol) 25th Nov - 5:14pm
    The only 'quick' way (hah!) I can see to allowing a free hand for a Western-led coalition to go into parts of Syria and seirously...