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BobTheCrate
15th November 2006, 11:19
Unemployment at seven-year high (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6149830.stm)

Well Mr Gordon self adulating Brown. We all know Tony Blair's legacy is stuffed. It looks like yours is going in the same direction now. Just as soon as you take over the reigns at No10, the true measure of your naive economics will be realised.

Such a shame your talent never came close to matching your arrogance.

bogeyman
15th November 2006, 12:23
I think the really worrying bit is...


the rise in the UK population led to the number of people actually in work increasing by 56,000 over the quarter to 28.9 million.

I wonder how many of these 56,000 new jobs were filled by British nationals.

ImNotFromIndia
15th November 2006, 12:28
The whole sad episode makes me angry!!!!!
There will be lots of ppl losing their homes and we will have to pay more taxes to fukkking Gordon. :mad:

DimPrawn
15th November 2006, 12:36
Not even John Reid, after a period of consultation, is going to save us.

Doomed!

Bagpuss
15th November 2006, 12:44
Boomed - just like the housing market

expat
15th November 2006, 12:44
Unemployment at seven-year high (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6149830.stm)

Well Mr Gordon self adulating Brown. We all know Tony Blair's legacy is stuffed. It looks like yours is going in the same direction now. Just as soon as you take over the reigns at No10, the true measure of your naive economics will be realised.Doesn't matter. The fight against terror would be Gordon Brown's "first priority" if he became prime minister (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/6140542.stm)

Enough of this economy stuff! Onward and upward!

BobTheCrate
15th November 2006, 12:45
It makes a lot of people angry and rightly so.

The spin machine keeps serving up the same old tripe

"It's good for the economy"
Who's economy I say ? For bosses yes, without a doubt it's good for their economy.

What about employees, is it good for their economy ? The answer there is obvious. No. It is very bad for their economy.

"We need the skills"
Errrr, no. The missing caveat here is "at rates more in line with the minimum wage".

"There are big gaps in the more unskilled labour market"
Errr, no. There was & has never been a shortage of unskilled labour.

As and when increasing volumes of skilled and less skilled indigenous Brits lose their livelihoods to immigrants, shortly followed by their homes as well. There's no better recipe for considerable civil strife.

The test here is simple.

If the UK was being swamped by tens of thousands of journalists, broadcasters and lawyers; would we still be hearing the jolly old "it's good for the economy" spin ?

Bagpuss
15th November 2006, 12:48
You might as well slash your wrists. Go on, you know you want to.

Hart-floot
15th November 2006, 12:50
Looks like the rest of the country is subsidising London again? How come London has the worst unemployment rates?

Unemployment by region
Last Updated: 11:19am GMT 15/11/2006



Jobless total at seven-year high

Total Three-month change Rate

North East 85,000 + 10,000 6.9%
North West 190,000 + 11,000 5.6%
Yorkshire/Humber 152,000 + 7,000 6.0%
East Midlands 119,000 - 2,000 5.3%
West Midlands 164,000 + 10,000 6.1%
East 143,000 no change 5.0%
London 321,000 + 6,000 8.0%
South East 195,000 - 6,000 4.5%
South West 100,000 + 4,000 3.9%
Wales 77,000 - 4,000 5.4%
Scotland 131,000 - 10,000 5.0%
Northern Ireland 38,000 + 4,000 4.7%



(For July to September. Source: ONS)

Bagpuss
15th November 2006, 12:53
Looks like the rest of the country is subsidising London again? How come London has the worst unemployment rates?

Unemployment by region
Last Updated: 11:19am GMT 15/11/2006



Jobless total at seven-year high

Total Three-month change Rate

North East 85,000 + 10,000 6.9%
North West 190,000 + 11,000 5.6%
Yorkshire/Humber 152,000 + 7,000 6.0%
East Midlands 119,000 - 2,000 5.3%
West Midlands 164,000 + 10,000 6.1%
East 143,000 no change 5.0%
London 321,000 + 6,000 8.0%
South East 195,000 - 6,000 4.5%
South West 100,000 + 4,000 3.9%
Wales 77,000 - 4,000 5.4%
Scotland 131,000 - 10,000 5.0%
Northern Ireland 38,000 + 4,000 4.7%



(For July to September. Source: ONS)

Bloody scrounging southern chavs

hattra
15th November 2006, 12:56
Looks like the rest of the country is subsidising London again? How come London has the worst unemployment rates?

Unemployment by region
Last Updated: 11:19am GMT 15/11/2006



Jobless total at seven-year high

Total Three-month change Rate

North East 85,000 + 10,000 6.9%
North West 190,000 + 11,000 5.6%
Yorkshire/Humber 152,000 + 7,000 6.0%
East Midlands 119,000 - 2,000 5.3%
West Midlands 164,000 + 10,000 6.1%
East 143,000 no change 5.0%
London 321,000 + 6,000 8.0%
South East 195,000 - 6,000 4.5%
South West 100,000 + 4,000 3.9%
Wales 77,000 - 4,000 5.4%
Scotland 131,000 - 10,000 5.0%
Northern Ireland 38,000 + 4,000 4.7%



(For July to September. Source: ONS)

It's the only place in Britain that most immigrants have ever heard of, so that's where they go

Ardesco
15th November 2006, 12:56
Probably because 90% of immigrants want to live there either adding to unemployment or taking jobs that the locals can no longer get orcing the locals into unemployment....

BobTheCrate
15th November 2006, 12:58
Doesn't matter. The fight against terror would be Gordon Brown's "first priority" if he became prime minister
The problem here is still, too many people don't see what's coming.

The attitude, "It's only other people who get made redundant as a result of wholesale immigration ... it couldn't possibly happen to me, my skills are much better than most immigrants."

And once they're made redundant, staring at a forced sale of their home or reposession, what are they going to be more frightened of, threat of terror, or their own short to mid-term economic health ?

My own cousin (a former hairdresser), is under the illusion that east europeans, incl Polish, could not hope to compete with their British counterparts. The reason, according to her is ... wait for it ... "because they don't know or could do the styles that so many of us want in this country & the west".

If perceptions like that are commonplace, the term 'lamb' and 'slaughter' comes readily to mind.

bogeyman
15th November 2006, 13:23
My own cousin (a former hairdresser), is under the illusion that east europeans, incl Polish, could not hope to compete with their British counterparts. The reason, according to her is ... wait for it ... "because they don't know or could do the styles that so many of us want in this country & the west".

It's amazing she thinks that. Considering hairdressing was traditionally a staple business of imigrants, especially the Italians.

Flubster
15th November 2006, 13:27
It's amazing she thinks that. Considering hairdressing was traditionally a staple business of imigrants, especially the Italians.
They used staples? Ouch!

Forumbore
15th November 2006, 13:29
The problem here is still, too many people don't see what's coming.

The attitude, "It's only other people who get made redundant as a result of wholesale immigration ... it couldn't possibly happen to me, my skills are much better than most immigrants."

And once they're made redundant, staring at a forced sale of their home or reposession, what are they going to be more frightened of, threat of terror, or their own short to mid-term economic health ?

My own cousin (a former hairdresser), is under the illusion that east europeans, incl Polish, could not hope to compete with their British counterparts. The reason, according to her is ... wait for it ... "because they don't know or could do the styles that so many of us want in this country & the west".

If perceptions like that are commonplace, the term 'lamb' and 'slaughter' comes readily to mind.

I am afraid that you have probably picked the one skill where your cousin is right. Have you looked at the awful the dresswear and hairdos of Polish women are? I would imagine the same applies to their architects; designing anything other than a square concrete block is probably beyond them.

BobTheCrate
16th November 2006, 11:41
I know a few Polish girls who arrived here 2 to 3 years ago. They seem to have all the fashion mags and without exception all published in Polish and in Poland.

Ever since the collapse of the Iron curtain, and probably before as well, the youngsters all aspired to western fashion - from shoes to hair to bloody nail varnish.

I don't believe for a second my cousin is right.

As for the architects. I suspect you're grossly under-estimating their abilities. Where they designed gray blocks is more likely a result of budgetary and/or political constraints.

Bagpuss
16th November 2006, 11:46
The Polski Fiat was sh1t though

Bagpuss
16th November 2006, 11:50
As I recall, the FIAT FIAT was also pretty crappy...

On a scale of crapiness though

http://www.markiz.terramail.pl/pf125.jpg

125p was the cost I think

another 'classic'

http://www.channel4.com/4car/media/features/2005/crap-cars/03-large/1978-fso-polonez.jpg

Forumbore
16th November 2006, 13:27
I know a few Polish girls who arrived here 2 to 3 years ago. They seem to have all the fashion mags and without exception all published in Polish and in Poland.

Ever since the collapse of the Iron curtain, and probably before as well, the youngsters all aspired to western fashion - from shoes to hair to bloody nail varnish.

I don't believe for a second my cousin is right.

As for the architects. I suspect you're grossly under-estimating their abilities. Where they designed gray blocks is more likely a result of budgetary and/or political constraints.


I suppose inevitably they will take over our hairdressing salons as well. However the men wear the most awful shell suits and the women like applying great dollops of paroxide colouring which makes them look chavvy in a Polish sort of way.

I am sure their architects have the ability to design something other than a grey block but they certainly do not have the experience.

sasguru
16th November 2006, 13:35
Looks like the rest of the country is subsidising London again?


Don't make me laugh! London subsidises the rest of the country to the tune of £20 billion pounds a year. Lazy Northern layabouts.

http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/case_for_london2001/pdf/cfl_pt3.pdf

edited as understimated how much you lazy layabouts really owe. :D

Dobra
16th November 2006, 13:50
I suppose inevitably they will take over our hairdressing salons as well. However the men wear the most awful shell suits and the women like applying great dollops of paroxide colouring which makes them look chavvy in a Polish sort of way.

I am sure their architects have the ability to design something other than a grey block but they certainly do not have the experience.

I take exception to comments like these.

1.only polish truck drivers wear shell suits in england. this is because when they crash they are well protected (they think shell is hard)
2. our women are not interested in cutting mens hair which is why polish men shave their heads
3. our buildings are bigger and more proud than yours

Ardesco
16th November 2006, 13:56
I take exception to comments like these.

1.only polish truck drivers wear shell suits in england. this is because when they crash they are well protected (they think shell is hard)
2. our women are not interested in cutting mens hair which is why polish men shave their heads
3. our buildings are bigger and more proud than yours

:yay:

Despite the fact you call yourself and engineer when you are blatantly not one you are definetly a perfect fit for this board.

Kudos :)

Dobra
16th November 2006, 13:59
:yay:

Despite the fact you call yourself and engineer when you are blatantly not one you are definetly a perfect fit for this board.

Kudos :)

I paid good money for my certificat

Ardesco
16th November 2006, 13:59
I'll sell you another if you are willing to pay more good money :)

Sysman
16th November 2006, 17:32
As I recall, the FIAT FIAT was also pretty crappy...

Morris Ital?
Austin Allegro?

Need I go on?

:)

Sysman
16th November 2006, 18:58
Don't make me laugh! London subsidises the rest of the country to the tune of £20 billion pounds a year. Lazy Northern layabouts.

http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/case_for_london2001/pdf/cfl_pt3.pdf

edited as understimated how much you lazy layabouts really owe. :D

If you look at the graphs in that report, it is clear that it was written using figures from 1999.

Lucy
16th November 2006, 19:24
Oh, Sysman, it's you.

Did you work for the Dept. Health in 1996 ?

Sysman
16th November 2006, 19:41
Oh, Sysman, it's you.
Did you work for the Dept. Health in 1996 ?

Yes, it's me. Nope to the DoH.

The burning question now is what moniker you used to use here.

Sysman in scratching head mode...

thief
17th November 2006, 04:55
I think the really worrying bit is...



I wonder how many of these 56,000 new jobs were filled by British nationals.

Who gives a shit? Half of the british nationals r descended from germans, not to mention the royal family.

When will cokney crooks stop going on about foreigners every time they fall into ir35?

If it wasnt for the albanian cleaning your grandmothers toilet no one would do it and she would die of salmonela. Making sense?

Its cool to be right wing but why not take it out on those that give nothing back to the economy like disabled peeps and so. Now why does that sound worse than blaming foreiners?