Report Unemployed Young People Will Be Sent To Work Boot Camp, Says Minister in House prices and the economy Posted August 17, 2015 · Edited August 17, 2015 by SleepyHead Here in the big city there are plenty of coffee bars like Starbucks and Pret a Manger, that employ smart and diligent EU migrant workers for 7 or 8 pounds a hour. Those companies gain by employing the Eurograds who are happy to stay in overcrowded cheap digs for the chance to polish off their English and experience their first freedom away from home. I'm not even sure that an increase in the minimum wage will change this. Will the coffee bars really want to employ surly local youth whose second word is "innit"? Having said that companies like Greggs and Weatherspoons manage to employ good local workers so perhaps there is a way? Racism.