reply to post by FOXMULDER147
Labour turned the UK into a nation of couch potatoes
New Labour certainly didn't help things but as far as I can tell the process started with Thatcher decimating the manufacturing base within the
If there's no jobs to do people will simply sit around and laze.
. Cameron is trying to fix this mess.
Cameron is focusing on soft and easy targets in his quest to drag this country backwards.
And all many of you see is an elitist Oxford boy "taking from the little man".
That's because he is!
There are "few opportunities" because so many jobs have gone to foreign workers,
Because successive governements have treasonously transferred power to EU who now dictate immigration policy.
Cameron has had plenty of time to develop a policy to address this yet he has made no attempt whatsoever to do so and has actively encouraged the
employment of cheaper eastern European labour over at least equally qualified local labour.
And the lack of opportunities is predominantly down to the fact that we don't actually make anything anymore.
and so much work has been outsourced overseas (especially manufacturing).
And why is that?
British heavy engineering was generally regarded as the best in the world and the labour involved rightfully expected a fair days pay for a fair days
work but in order to make even more profits CEO's etc outsourced to places like Korea where it was acceptable to pay their workers the proverbial
'bowl of rice a day'.
The rich got richer and the workers were thrown on the scrapheap!
As a direct result we then also suffered a lack of skill as over a generation went by when real
apprenticeships became a thing of the past.
Again, thank New Labour.
Blair and Brown certainly should shoulder a portion of the responsibility for screwing this country up but Major and Thatcher in particular did their
best as well - Cameron is seeking, and generally succeeding, to outdo them all.
reply to post by TedHodgson
We are British and we speak English - it's ARSE not ASS.
.....but for once i actually agree with Cameron, Those who fiddle and pervert the benefit system should be taught that hard working individuals will
not indirectly pay their living costs through the absurd amount of tax taken off their wages.
I personally find it hypocritical and totally unacceptable that politicians are allowed to moralise about benefit fraud when fiddling MP's expenses
has been rampant for decades.
Could someone please explain to me exactly where there is a difference except the majority of people commititng benefit fraud are honest working
people who just want to earn a little bit extra for their families - no-one ever got rich working fiddle or guvvy jobs - whereas the embezzelment done
by MP's is bred from shear greed.
It is estimated that tax evasion costs The Treasury at least 15 times more than benefit fraud - why not the big clampdown on tax evasion?