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New Labour piss away money on clairvoyants.

The loons really have taken over the socialist asylum.
Two clairvoyants have been awarded a £4,500 government grant to set up a school for psychics.

Paul and Deborah Rees had their palms crossed with taxpayers' silver after applying for funding through a Department for Work and Pensions job creation scheme.

The couple's Accolade Academy of Psychic and Mediumistic Studies aims to train people to contact 'the other side'.

Yesterday critics branded the award a 'disgrace' and said public money should not be spent on 'hocus pocus' business ideas at a time when thousands are losing their jobs.

But Mr Rees, 40, and his wife, 37, defended the public funding.

Mr Rees said: 'People who feel their tax money has been wasted should remember that if they'd lost a child they would go to a medium to get peace that their loved one has passed safely and is in a better place.

'Our job is to provide substantial evidence to bring ease to people's grieving.'

The couple, who have been working as mediums for five years, admitted they were surprised to get the Want2Work grant aimed at setting up new businesses.

Mr Rees, a father-of-two who worked as an upholsterer for 17 years, said: 'They hadn't invested in psychics before so we really had to prove ourselves.'

The couple run the £65 workshops from their home in Bridgend, South Wales, and say the cash will be spent on printing, advertising and website costs.

But Conservative Welsh Assembly member Jonathan Morgan said: 'It is an utter disgrace.

The people administering the scheme should be disciplined for allowing this project to get public funding - and the money should be recouped.'

Fucking hell they will spray public money away on anything, here is an idea. Maybe Secretary of State for Work and Pensions James Purnell could chuck me £4500 for a pissing up the wall business.

The idea is I go to the pub and after many pints engage in a pissing the highest competition up the wall. Oh and we will have a business plan, website etc. Honest.

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it's either banned or compulsory said...

Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.
This government recently put mystics and psychics out of business by forcing them to display disclaimer notices for paid sessions
" What we do is a load of superstitious bollox for the credulous "

Old Bag said...

i would like the same ammount of cash for my vodka research project..i promise i will put up a website of my findings and print up some leaflets (when im sober enough).