Monday, April 14, 2014

Article by George Eaton in the New Statesman

One cannot open a newspaper or current affairs periodical these days without seeing a profile of Sajid Javid, the new Culture Secretary.

However there are some inconsistencies in this article by George Eaton in the New Statesman

If his father was "welcomed" to Britain in 1961 (as the sub-heading states) why was he turned away "time and time again" from employment?  Doesn't quite add up does it.  In reality, there was no welcome for Mr Javid senior in 1961 except from bosses keen to take on dirt cheap non-unionised labour and use it to drive down wages (the repeated turning away from the 'bus companies was almost certainly at the insistence of the transport unions).

And why are we supposed to admire the oft-stated fact that the seven-strong Javid family crammed themselves into a two-bedroom flat?  Does this not illustrate the detrimental effect floods of migrants will have on property in an area, where over-crowding and the inevitable noise and other consequences will lead to white flight so that the only English people left are the old and those too poor to move away.  I speak as someone who experienced this effect twice as a child - in Kentish Town and in the Dallow area of Luton.

The same article tells us approvingly:  "Mehdi Hasan noted in a Guardian piece in 2011, Had Avram Kohen not arrived on these shores from Poland in the late 19th century, his son Jack would not have been able to start Tesco in 1919".

With the presumed consequence that Tesco would not today be attempting to employ "work experience" slaves on zero salaries.

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