Inevitably, the Daily Mail and every other tabloid is in uproar. Six and a half thousand jobs have been created by the Olympics and only one out of every eight jobs has been filled by a British worker.
But for myself, I can’t really see what the fuss is about, other than to commend the eight-hundred-odd British folk who have stooped to gainful employment while their friends and family remain firmly glued to the generous nipple of the state.
Slightly more scandalous was the discovery that since Labour have come to power, 2,000,000 jobs have been created, of which 1,999,999 have been filled by immigrants. But once again, this is merely a reflection of the generous nature of the safety net of welfare, which has somehow become more of a hammock for the idle and the workshy. For if life on benefits was as dire as those who defend the current arrangement profess it to be, surely two million more British people would be employed?
Those who get exercised about this fail to appreciate the irony that the tax levied on these hard-working, job-stealing, filthy foreigners then gets used to subsidise the idle and the workshy, as well as taking care of the jobs that the average dole-bludger is too posh to sully his or her hands with.
Anyway, why would you want to give up your cider, tabs and Jeremy Kyle for constructive gainful employment? Especially when it involves a pay cut!