Wednesday, March 4, 2009
‘British jobs for British workers’ – the truth
The Office of National Statistics chose to publish data with the main conclusion being that 1 in 9 workers in Britain were born abroad. The ONS chose to publish this at the height of the Lyndsey Oil Refinery dispute, which was quickly followed by the controversy of Olympics jobs being automatically handed to overseas workers, without even been advertised locally. Employment opportunities were the main reason cited by ministers for wanting to host the Olympics in the first place.