Thursday, 1 September 2011

NEWSFLASH: British People Are Lazy

After years of shrill screaming about immigrants and asylum seekers taking British jobs, the Daily Mail, in its infinite wisdom, has finally figured out why.

In this report, the Daily Fail advertised several fake jobs to see which responses they would get. Quelle surprise, most of the responses came from immigrants, thus confirming something that has been apparent to Libertarians for quite some time.

The reason British people are not interested in looking for jobs is because they are paid not to. Why go out to work to earn around £6.00 an hour, when you can sit at home on your arse and get paid a similar amount in benefits?

Immigrants are not coming to Britain to 'take British jobs'. They are coming here to do the jobs that British people don't want to do, because the omnipresent State pays them to stay at home.

If you want to encourage British jobs for British workers, the answer is quite simple. Limit all benefits claims to 80% of the minimum wage, and use the savings to increase the personal income tax allowance to £15,000. Once there is a sufficient difference in income between not working and being gainfully employed, you can bet your bottom dollar that everyone who can get a job, will get a job.

It also manages to represent a spectacular own goal for the good old Daily Fail - after years of vilifying immigrants, I'm sure it came as a tremendous shock to them when they realised it was the lazy-arsed Brits all along.

Well done, Fail. Good job.

[PS]

I've also updated the blogroll, to take off some people who sadly don't seem to be blogging anymore, or at least doing it so infrequently that I can't justify checking their site every day. Fortunately, there's plenty of intelligent comment out there, you just have to look for it. And some of them are even politicians.