/ No job unless you're Polish
If someone only contributes a minimal amount for a year but then takes out of the system much more and for much longer than they put in, you don't need to be an economist to work that one out.
Indeed you don't. I think that it should be five years of tax and NI before anyone can start claiming state benefits and that those that are too young to have paid in should have the record of their parents taken into consideration.
From what I understand, the current qualification for benefits is 12 months of tax and NI for foreign nationals from EU countries and that this is going to be reduced to just 3 months !!!!
The whole business of benefits is a farce from beginning to end. There just isn't the money to pay for it anymore. Hopefully the Tories will get in and end some of this current pantomime.
We even get approached by agencies offering us 'incentives' to take on migrants give them 13 weeks work in exchange for 'payments' and to make the (various) figures look good, I have a business to run and I'm not getting involved in these stupid games, I only hire qualified/experienced staff and I'm not being used as a guinea pig in some social diversity exercise.
I'm glad that you don't get taken in by such nonsense. It should be the best person for the job at the end of the day and it makes a nice change to hear of a boss with a 100% British workforce.
I don't care about a person's ethnic background, but I think that someone that is British through birth (of whatever skin colour) should have a better chance of a job than someone that is fresh off the boat.
As for the guys in the Asda pig factory, well they're probably being screwed over in some way or other, but it doesn't make it right that the job advert "accidentally" asked for Polish people only.
They may conduct the health and safety training in Polish, but if they ever needed to ring 999 it wouldn't be answered in Polish would it ??!!
This is just pandering to the notion that it is somehow ok not to learn the language of the country that you are living in. Learn the language or bugger off !! It's a simple as that !!
And yes the same goes for English people living in Spain that should speak Spanish to a decent level before anyone starts........