Poet is eating again after securing new job

10th January 2012' A new 'permanent' site for the work of Destiny's poets was opened by Mayor Coun Ros Lund  Pictured": Louis Kasatkin from the church.'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
10th January 2012' A new 'permanent' site for the work of Destiny's poets was opened by Mayor Coun Ros Lund Pictured": Louis Kasatkin from the church.'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE
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An unemployed poet who went on hunger strike until he was offered a job is back in work.

Louis Kasatkin, of Pinderfields Road, started his first shift at a local warehouse on Saturday morning, having gone 15 days without eating.

He began his protest after claiming he’d had 1,000 job applications rejected since 2008.

And he criticised “failed” government policies on unemployment.

Mr Kasatkin said he ended the strike with a meal of sausages and peas.

He said: “I had got quite used to not eating and feel I could have carried on if necessary.

“Nothing worthwhile can ever be achieved without pain and sacrifice. That has always been a core belief of mine.

“We live in difficult and dangerous times, but we haven’t seen half of how bad things will get. We’re on a downhill alpine run and we’ve no brakes.”