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Friday, 9 July 2010

Job Crisis Faces Young British People as Job Market Shrinks

Crisis Faces Young British People as Job Market Shrinks

The economic catastrophe generated by decades of incompetent Tory and Labour rule has come home to roost with a vengeance upon Britain’s young people as the economy and job market shrinks to near record lows.
According to a poll of employers published by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR), the number of applications for each vacancy has surged to nearly 70 while the number of available positions is set to fall by 7 percent.
This makes it nearly impossible for graduates to get any sort of employment in modern Britain and has created an entire generation of unemployed, all in the name of globalisation and “world markets.”
The AGR polled over 200 firms including Cadbury, Marks & Spencer, JP Morgan and Vodafone and found the number of applications per vacancy had risen to 68.8 this year, the highest number yet.
In the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, there were a record 205 applications for each available work position.
Carl Gilleard, the association's chief executive, remarked in a newspaper that “any employment is better than no employment [even] if it's about flipping burgers or stacking shelves rather than being sat at home feeling sorry for yourself and vegetating.”
The core reason for the crisis is that Britain’s economy has been built on a foundation of unsustainable rising debt and record trade deficits.
The British National Party wrote in its manifesto at length on the cause of the problem, stating that the “Lab/Lib/Con alliance long ago abandoned any attempt to run the British economy for the benefit of the nation and have surrendered it to the dead hand of EU regulation and a rootless, amorphous globalist philosophy.
“Inept governments, trades union militancy during the ‘60s and ‘70s and the increasing momentum of globalisation have combined to wreak extraordinary damage to the British economy, our industry and technology.”
The only long-term answer to unemployment is not to put increasing numbers of people onto the dole queue (the Lib-Lab-Con’s policy, but which is ultimately financially unsustainable) but rather to boost the manufacturing, scientific and industrial sectors of the British economy.
The demand for skilled workers will only increase once those sectors, destroyed by Tory-Labour greed and ignorance, are back on their feet.
“Britain, which was once a world leader in many technological and scientific fields, has had entire industrial sectors of our economy extirpated,” the BNP manifesto continues.
“Factories, long closed or transferred overseas, cannot be re-opened when vital technical skills have been lost. 'White flight’ or indigenous emigration, estimated to be in the region of half a million per year, has meant the loss of many of our skilled technical workers.
“Any policy designed to repair this damage will take many years to complete and must involve governmental restructuring of both the educational system and the economy.
“The tiger states of East Asia, such as Japan, South Korea and Singapore, operate their economies and industries in the national interest and that is the economic model which Britain should emulate,” the BNP manifesto says.
“Official figures show that our country lacks engineers and scientists, a sad indictment on a nation that has produced approximately 50 percent of the world’s inventions.
“These and other skills, which have been permitted to decline, will be invigorated under a BNP government. We shall offer generous subsidies to students — both in terms of their coursework and accommodation — who embark upon such study.
“Only in this way can new industries, skills and inventions be created upon which the manufacturing, engineering and scientific base of our nation can be reinvigorated.
“We shall also increase funding to the research, scientific and technological departments of our universities, tripling it in the first two years and progressively raising this investment as results accrue.”