A guest post by Ed Miliband, leader of her Majesty's opposition.
So a million young workers on the dole. Are we surprised?
I'm in my late 50s, but in my day, no one was on the dole unless they wanted to. Are our young any lazier than before? Undoubtedly so, they think the world owes them a living and they want the instant gratification, fame and money they see on shite, like the X factor, which is really only making money for Simon Cowell, or whatever he's called.
Are they less well trained? We all know they are. Thanks to Labour's preoccupation of making sure everyone went to 'Uni', we have a generation trained in useless courses like 'media studies'. Half of the ones who go to University should actually be at college learning an apprenticeship. Mind you there are no colleges any longer, there all universities.
Very few want to run their own business on a self employed basis. I have been self employed in sales for years and if you don't make sales, you don't eat and indeed you can lose money.
Do they want to work or are they happy on the dole. Well, I believe they are paid something like £46 per week buroo money, how can any self respecting person be happy with that?
So who's to blame.? Society, Government and indeed parents, whose pride in their offspring gong to Uni because they didn't, has been overwhelming. When was the last time you saw a poor plumber? Or indeed, have you ever tried to get one? 40 years ago, the rage was all for do-it-yourself, but they forgot useless, (or lazy), bastards like myself had little or no intention to get their hands dirty. Wander around your local B&Q. Who do you see with the trolleys loaded with stuff? Tradesmen. The twats like me are walking about with a light bulb or some other innocuous item looking for a staff member to tell them what to do with it.
Time the younger generation got a kick up the arse. After all, I'll be retired in10 years and who's going to keep me in my old age?