Tuesday, April 20, 2010

British Jobs for Foreign Workers

Remember Gordon Brown's much vaunted cry of British Jobs for British Workers on the Olympic site in East London.

Figures released today show that 6,277 people work there. Guess how many are British.

828. Or one in eight.

14 comments:

moorlandhunter said...

Another Brown lie. The list is getting longer.

Span Ows said...

Unbelievable...but not surprising! Hat-tipped you HERE

Man in a Shed said...

And the question to answer is after 13 years of Labour - why ?

Dino Fancellu said...

Perhaps he'll claim he never said it at all.

He does have form.

Hope Dave brings it up.

Sue said...

...and the Conservatives would do what?

Nothing, because they can't, because the EU is in charge.

Anoneumouse said...

But how many are from outside of the European Union?

eh

Martin said...

A few years ago, I remembered someone being interviewed about this and he denied jobs were going to foreigners because "80% of the workforce lived locally".

Er, well unless they commute from Poland every day, I suppose they would!

Jabba the Cat said...

828? Sounds a tad high...hmmm

DissentingProle said...

Here's an example of the current immigration laws and how they effect the NHS... More of the same

http://dissentingprole.blogspot.com/2010/04/problem-with-highly-skilled-migrants.html

Sue said...

I was actually hoping for an answer Iain. I feel very let down by the Conservatives and need a bit of convincing to go back to them.

DissentingProle said...

The NHS is the same... See link below

http://dissentingprole.blogspot.com/2010/04/problem-with-highly-skilled-migrants.html

Iain Dale said...

Sue, Cameron wouldn't have been so stupid to use a BNP phrase in the first place.

It was a promise Brown could never have met, partly, as you rightly point out, due to the fact that we have to allow EU workers in without restriction.

Choo said...

so thats ok then.Let the British workers rot so long as we obey EU rules and dont use BNP phraseology. How comforting!

Jonforest said...

I wondered why building work was still on schedule.