Tory Boy Comes to Life: Iain Duncan Smith Blames British People for Not Being EmployedHarry Enfield’s “Tory Boy” comedy character, who used to tell unemployed people that their predicament was “their fault,” has come to life in the shape of ConDem Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith.
Mr Duncan Smith said this week that lazy or incapable Britons are to blame for nearly three million jobs being taken by immigrants since 1997.
Making the announcement while stealing a part of British National Party policy (the workfare-not-welfare section), Mr Duncan Smith said it was a “sin” that 70 per cent of the four million jobs created since 1997 had gone to immigrants because British people were not “capable or able” to do them.
The BNP was the first to come up with the idea of making long term unemployment benefits claimants provide some sort of work.
In its 2010 election manifesto, the BNP said that “ultimately there must be only one category of welfare recipient: those who genuinely deserve or have earned it. The scrounger entitlement mentality must be discarded. Those who can work but refuse to do so, must face the consequences of their actions on their own.”
However, what Mr Duncan Smith has so typically and arrogantly ignored is the reality that the vast majority of British people currently unemployed are not “lazy” or “incapable,” but simply unable to compete with the masses of foreign workers which decades of Tory and Labour rule have allowed into this country.
How does Mr Duncan Smith expect a British bricklayer, who has a mortgage, kids to feed, utility bills to pay etc., to compete with ten Polish lads all working as bricklayers and who share a house?
How does Mr Duncan Smith expect a British IT graduate, who is saddled with tens of thousands of pounds of debt before he or she even begins, to compete with an Indian IT worker whose comparative salary is a third of UK standards?
How does Mr Duncan Smith expect a British steel worker to find work at the age of 45 after almost all UK-based steel mills have been sold and exported to China or India?
How does Mr Duncan Smith expect a trained British call centre operator to find work when almost all large companies have outsourced their call centres to the Far East?
How does Mr Duncan Smith expect British fisherman to find work when the EU has slapped unfair quotas on the UK’s fishing allowances and allowed foreign vessels free access to our fishing waters?
How does Mr Duncan Smith expect British construction workers to find work when building projects — such as the Olympic village — are flooded out with “cheaper” foreign labour?
The list is literally endless.
Mr Duncan Smith’s “blame the Brits” attitude is callous, spiteful and downright wicked.
It is his party’s ideology and support of globalisation which is the primary cause of the mass unemployment now facing Britain.
Only once the internal economics of Britain have been straightened up, can anyone dare talk of identifying those who refuse to work.