I think the bigger picture here is there are too many people out of work, who are more than capable of working. The country is quite happy to pay people to sit on their arses, and pay for ipads, laptops & 50" plasma t.v's. etc.
if we get this country working, then every child could get free meals.
But it takes foreign workers to show us there are jobs out there.
And it seems companies are quite happy to employ foreign workers, simply because english people are too picky & lazy to do the jobs foreign workers are very grateful for.
I don't want to be argumentative but with my husband working full time on just about the average salary, we cannot afford ipads and 50" plasma tv's, if he lost his job I know that the benefits we'd get would not cover our lifestyle which isn't lavish in any way, we'd have to give up the internet, the car and cut our food bill by half, and we'd never be able to put the few quid we do aside for clothing and birthday pressies. There are people out there true that would rather chop their legs off than do a day's labour, but it's no rich man's life. I watched a series of programs recently concentrating on a high unemployment estate, and their lives were sh*t, the only attitude that got me on it was the world owes me a living, the "I worked for a couple of years once, I'm entitled to benefits" But they didn't have high quality goods, if they had anything it was from a weekly payment store so not really their's and god I hope I'm never in that situation.
You can't buy happiness but you can buy a bike and that's pretty close
Sneaking in components behind hubbies back Shhhh!!!
1995 Marin Bear Valley SE
1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp