One day I truly hope that we have an influx of immigrant journalists and politicians into the country (oh yeah we nearly did have an influx of immigrant politicians in 1939 called 'Ze Nazis' and the same political parties that run the country then, as now, sent a million of us into war to kill them to ensure they did not lose their jobs, wealth and social positions ) to replace all these arseholes so they will know what competing with immigrants for jobs means as until then we have to listen to the cant of these mugs in the media,
Luckily though at least one person has a brain and sense of persepctive in the comments.
We have invested heavily over the years in replacing the blue collar worker with machines, computers and cheap immigrant labour. Labouring class wages will no longer support a family.
Technology is both a blessing and a curse. Gone is the need for a team of men to do what a single JCB can achieve, gone is the typing pool having been replaced by a few computers.
We cannot step back in time but the reality is that progress has enriched the few at the expense of the many. I am not a socialist but I can see that it is up to those of us who prosper to now support those we no longer need, either through job creation or taxes.
We cannot just abandon people who are not needed as so much obsolete machinery sent to the scrap heap.
Even getting rid of an old 'fridge or car requires us to pay to have it recycled. we must accept this if we abandon the class that once provided the labour to build this country.