• Job prospects for the young are being damaged by the constant refrain from the political and cultural elite about how bad British workers are, and how good migrant workers are, said UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP, August 23.
“I have lost count of the times that senior British politicians and commentators have gone on about how dismal British workers are in comparison to marvellous migrant workers, particularly from Eastern Europe.”
“It has become a self-fulfilling prophesy and is undermining the attempts of millions of young people to find work.”
A report has been released by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development/KPMG – The Labour Market Outlook – which shows that employers are now even less keen to employ British workers, but are desperate for migrant workers.
“This comes on the back of figures released last week that in the past year 181,000 jobs were created in the UK, but 237,000 jobs went to migrants,” said Mr Nuttall, Euro-MP for the North West.
“According to the report employers dislike British workers so much that they are switching from non-EU to EU migrants rather than face the prospect of employing locally. This must end.
“One of the key reasons for this essentially racist attack on our young people is the desperate attempt of the elite to justify the staggering level of migration from Eastern Europe caused by our membership of the EU,” said Nuttall.
“We need a new narrative, one in which we applaud the young in this country, we challenge them and we give them credit where credit is due.
“Time for change and for those in authority to champion the hard work and excellence in our young people, visible across the country” he added.