Friday, May 27, 2011

Could These Stories By Any Chance Be Related ?

Karl Marx, 1847 :

“The main purpose of the bourgeois in relation to the worker is, of course, to have the commodity labour as cheaply as possible, which is only possible when the supply of this commodity is as large as possible in relation to the demand for it”

Story 1:

Net migration in to the UK soared by almost half last year and is now close to the record levels of 2005. It is the fifth quarter in a row that net immigration has risen signalling a worrying upward trend. And two of the main drivers were a slump in emigration and a sharp rise in Eastern Europeans coming to the UK for work – two areas that will not be affected by the Government’s annual cap or other immigration measures.

: The number of foreign workers increased by 1.7 million in the last decade and accounted for all the increase in employment levels over the period.

: Work visas increased by six per cent in the year to March 2011

: Asylum claims increased by 11 per cent

: Migrants granted settlement in the UK increased by four per cent

Strange. I seem to remember being told that it was the booming UK economy which was the lure, that we should think of mass immigration as a tribute to our economic success, and that anyway, they'd all go home if there should be a slowdown. Most odd.

Story 2 :

The average wage taken home by 11 million British workers will remain 'roughly the same' until at least 2015, experts have warned. Think-tank Resolution Foundation said low and middle-income earners were not likely to benefit from the expected economic recovery. It predicted workers' pay in four years time would be the same as in 2001.


Anonymous said...

You lack faith, laban


27 May 2011 12:23PM

tom1832 - believe me, they are Remember the Protestant work ethic has Scriptural (ie Middle Eastern) roots. And when it's reinforced by the Immigrant work ethic: Pow! Observe the US of A........

"For example, I knew an Estonian couple very well when I lived in Bradford. Karin worked in a bakery/sarnie shop and had lots of English friends. Alix worked on a woolcombing nightshift exclusively with Estonians and barely spoke English (after 30 years here). The community had its own club, Estonian day and lots of other distinctive aspects, just as today's Muslim ones do, and the Irish and the Jews. Connections come with time and we are a greater country for it; and will be greater still, Blackburn included. Now please stand while I sing the national anthem All best M..............."

“No!” saith the Lord, “the hour is past,” we go; Our home, our life, our duties lie below. While here we kneel upon the mount of prayer, The plough lies waiting in the furrow there! Here we sought God that we might know His will; There we must do it, serve Him, seek Him still.

Single Acts of Tyranny said...

The reality is so at variance to the pre-election rhetoric, it would be hard to believe that it is the same person in Cameron

Anonymous said...

Cameron described himself as the heir to Blair.
What else did you expect.