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Furious Ed Miliband has said he will ban firms like Next from advertising jobs abroad before theyare offered to British workers.

The Labour leader tore into the clothing firm - run by Tory peer and donor Lord Wolfson - after the Mirror revealed it was advertising jobs in Poland before they were offered to local workers living near its warehouse in South Yorkshire.

Hundreds of Polish workers have been bussed in on short-term, minimum wage contracts.

Mr Miliband, a South Yorkshire MP, raged: Lord Wolfson should know it is simply unacceptable if jobs at Next are being advertised first in Poland, only in Polish, and for significantly less than they pay their permanent staff. [more at link]

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ed-miliband-ban-firms-advertising-4714877?ICID=FB_mirror_main

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Furious Ed Miliband has said he will ban firms like Next from advertising jobs abroad before theyare offered to British workers.

The Labour leader tore into the clothing firm - run by Tory peer and donor Lord Wolfson - after the Mirror revealed it was advertising jobs in Poland before they were offered to local workers living near its warehouse in South Yorkshire.

Hundreds of Polish workers have been bussed in on short-term, minimum wage contracts.

Mr Miliband, a South Yorkshire MP, raged: Lord Wolfson should know it is simply unacceptable if jobs at Next are being advertised first in Poland, only in Polish, and for significantly less than they pay their permanent staff. [more at link]

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ed-miliband-ban-firms-advertising-4714877?ICID=FB_mirror_main

Yup I mentioned this in another thread. Next have built a huge warehouse in West Yorkshire. Mind I had to look it up on Google maps as never heard of this place.

Now I recall these jobs being advertised being by Transline (Brighouse office) but I suspect this was tokenism, as workers were already shipped en mass from Poland and housed for 65 per week.

Good luck finding decent digs in nearby Leeds for 65 a week, and I think you would need transport, can't see public transport being viable unless really local.

This is really what is fueling resentment. Agencies advertising in Europe then reading how feckless you are as a Brit, when you pick up the Daily hate to find companies like 'NEXT' have been 'forced' to bring in workers from Eastern Europe.

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It`s all just faffing around the edges tit for tat ,,,i`ll see your "no in work benefits" and raise you "no advertising jobs outside the UK" ..are the Brittish electorate this dull or have TPTB got their heads so far up thier own ar$es they just cant see how thick they are making themselves look dangling from the purple puppet masters string

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Furious Ed Miliband has said he will ban firms like Next from advertising jobs abroad before theyare offered to British workers.

The Labour leader tore into the clothing firm - run by Tory peer and donor Lord Wolfson - after the Mirror revealed it was advertising jobs in Poland before they were offered to local workers living near its warehouse in South Yorkshire.

Hundreds of Polish workers have been bussed in on short-term, minimum wage contracts.

Mr Miliband, a South Yorkshire MP, raged: Lord Wolfson should know it is simply unacceptable if jobs at Next are being advertised first in Poland, only in Polish, and for significantly less than they pay their permanent staff. [more at link]

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/ed-miliband-ban-firms-advertising-4714877?ICID=FB_mirror_main

Judging from a lot of it's editorial policies, I thought a rag like The Daily Mirror were in favour of mass immigration? Why is the Daily Mirror crying about this now? I'm sure they could not give a fig about the working class in this country...

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Judging from a lot of it's editorial policies, I thought a rag like The Daily Mirror were in favour of mass immigration? Why is the Daily Mirror crying about this now? I'm sure they could not give a fig about the working class in this country...

The Daily Mirror supports the Labour party, it doesn't have an independent brain.

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The Daily Mirror supports the Labour party, it doesn't have an independent brain.

This. They only care about it because Ed suddenly cares about it... who in turn, only cares about it because UKIP were 600 votes away from taking one of their safe seats.

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A good idea.

If Cons have got any sense they will get that one bought it before the election.
Token gesture but well worth doing to stop some of the resentment.
The sandwich making place got a huge discussion on this too.

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It`s all just faffing around the edges tit for tat ,,,i`ll see your "no in work benefits" and raise you "no advertising jobs outside the UK" ..are the Brittish electorate this dull or have TPTB got their heads so far up thier own ar$es they just cant see how thick they are making themselves look dangling from the purple puppet masters string

If they're trying to capture back purple votes then it's what they have to do.

Problem is for blue/red/yellows is no one believes a word they say. Hollow empty promises.

Deeds not words.

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Another worthless soundbite. How will it be policed? What constitutes advertising? What if the wage rates are so low no Uk worker could take it? What if it was only advertised in polish in both countries?

Idiot LIBLABCON shill.

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BUT

Ed LOVES the EU, doesn't want a referendum etc.

So what exactly is wrong with UK firms who are part of the EU advertising for Polish workers?

Remember, in EU speak, Poles are not 'Foreigners', they, like us are now EU citizens.

Problem is, little sh*ts like Milliband are so full of dogma and never stop to consider all the possible consequences of their actions.

Ed actually could not care less about British workers, just their votes.

Another prominent UK politician who used to trumpet 'British jobs for British workers' was Sir Oswald Moseley.

Edited by Byron

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It`s all just faffing around the edges tit for tat ,,,i`ll see your "no in work benefits" and raise you "no advertising jobs outside the UK" ..are the Brittish electorate this dull or have TPTB got their heads so far up thier own ar$es they just cant see how thick they are making themselves look dangling from the purple puppet masters string

It`s the latter, with a touch of don`t know what else to do/say. The housing bubble is the same, we have had Ponzi economics for so long that the PTB don`t know anything but prop up at all costs. The public have turned to UKIP, nothing these clowns can do or say now.

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This. They only care about it because Ed suddenly cares about it... who in turn, only cares about it because UKIP were 600 votes away from taking one of their safe seats.

...and minus 50 seats in scotland thanks to snp next year.

he's finally realised that the purpose of being an MP is to represent the people who temporarily devolve power of governance to you in THIS country.

actually the scots are doing us a huge favour by voting to look after their own,as must we.

might not agree with all their policies,but hey, that's autonomy.

we should use the US electoral college system from now on(for all UK)..in the case of scotland,being a "state" in it's own right.

when it comes to emergency protocol like defence or national emergency measures(of which they WILL be expected to contribute at least GDP per capita)..then that is federal territory, but day to day running,laws and bylaws of each "state" should be seperate.

that basically means an end to scottish stitch-ups with things like tuition fees etc because they will not have mandate to vote on them, but what they do with north sea oil revenue not developed by english enterprises is up to them.(if it is a english concern then revenue will need to be negotiated with said enterprise)

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HE's furious :lol:

"Promises" to be implemented after the general election. In other words a pack of lies.

They couldn't even do "British jobs for British workers" when they were actually in power so the chances of banning that sort of advertising if in power is NIL.

Edited by billybong

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Another prominent UK politician who used to trumpet 'British jobs for British workers' was Sir Oswald Moseley.

no,that was blair.

you want "third way" mussolini-style fascism, he's yer man.

you just have to look at the whole sorry episode from 1997-2007 and the policies enacted to see that blair actually WAS moseley 2.0

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"Promises" to be implemented after the general election. In other words a pack of lies.

They couldn't even do "British jobs for British workers" when they were actually in power so the chances of banning that sort of advertising if in power is NIL.

dear oh dear, our political leaders are in a spot of bother now aren't they.

people now EXPECT them to do as they say on the tin,and do as they are told..by us.

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“And If I am Prime Minister, Labour will change the law so that such practices are illegal.”

But the eu won't allow that.

How many times have the LibLabCon told UK people that.

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But the eu won't allow that.

How many times have the LibLabCon told UK people that.

.....the phrase 'all mouth and no trousers' is something that all to often springs to mind.

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Yup I mentioned this in another thread. Next have built a huge warehouse in West Yorkshire. Mind I had to look it up on Google maps as never heard of this place.

Now I recall these jobs being advertised being by Transline (Brighouse office) but I suspect this was tokenism, as workers were already shipped en mass from Poland and housed for 65 per week.

Good luck finding decent digs in nearby Leeds for 65 a week, and I think you would need transport, can't see public transport being viable unless really local.

This is really what is fueling resentment. Agencies advertising in Europe then reading how feckless you are as a Brit, when you pick up the Daily hate to find companies like 'NEXT' have been 'forced' to bring in workers from Eastern Europe.

The whole "lazy brit" meme hides a thousand sins. If an unskilled British person could upsticks to Eastern Europe and earn £50 an hour for working in a field, millions would be on the first plane out tomorrow and you'd hear stories about "hard graffters" but they can't because it's a one way street.

Eastern Europeans aren't here out of altruism or work ethic. They are here because they can earn so much more, they are offered it on a plate and who can blame them? End of discussion.

Chuck in tax credits (particuarly child tax credit), housing benefit and everything else and the incentive to work for peanuts (for a British person) becomes less than zero.

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The whole "lazy brit" meme hides a thousand sins. If an unskilled British person could upsticks to Eastern Europe and earn £50 an hour for working in a field, millions would be on the first plane out tomorrow and you'd hear stories about "hard graffters" but they can't because it's a one way street.

Eastern Europeans aren't here out of altruism or work ethic. They are here because they can earn so much more, they are offered it on a plate and who can blame them? End of discussion.

Chuck in tax credits (particuarly child tax credit), housing benefit and everything else and the incentive to work for peanuts (for a British person) becomes less than zero.

Yes, I am sure that unemployed Brits will vote UKIP so instead of living on benefits partially supported by the cheap Polish labour they will have to manually work on fields .... :lol::lol::lol: ... for example cows must be milked around 0500 AM every day, 365 ...

BTW it is quite unethical to steal from Poland only doctors, scientists and engineers. If you want to have a fair immigration policy please close your border 100%.

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Probably the difference is that few people from the bulk population of the US or Canada want to come to the UK to work in average jobs but some bankers would (US/Canada/UK - aka squid country) - and the squid's tentacles aren't quite so wrapped around the eu even in the banking sector yet.

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The whole "lazy brit" meme hides a thousand sins. If an unskilled British person could upsticks to Eastern Europe and earn £50 an hour for working in a field, millions would be on the first plane out tomorrow and you'd hear stories about "hard graffters" but they can't because it's a one way street.

+1

Also it's impossible to be 'lazy' in a system driven by self interest, since by definition whatever you choose to do is that which you consider to be in your self interest.

So the Brit's in question are not 'lazy' , they are making a rational choice not to take the jobs based on the incentives on offer- and as you point out, if those incentives were altered they might then choose to take those jobs.

What the accusation of 'lazy' represents is an anachronism- a throwback to the idea that there is (or should be) a 'work ethic'. This idea can be demonstrated to be false by examining the behavior of societies elites, who insist that only large financial incentives will provide them with the motivation to do their jobs to the best of their ability- the so called 'bonus'. They have no 'work ethic' whatsoever and use this fact as leverage in negotiations concerning their pay and conditions.

To accuse British workers of being 'lazy' is to fail to understand the nature of the current neo liberal value system, a system in which the idea of a 'work ethic' literally has no meaning.

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