IT’S been reported that there are a million 18 to 24-year-olds looking for work in the
Some point to the symmetry of a million young people who cannot find work and a million illegal immigrants in the country (so far as anyone can tell). However much people scapegoat immigrants, though, the problem lies equally with employers who, because of red tape, cost and commitment, won’t risk in a recession employing anyone – particularly anyone young and inexperienced – who knows nothing about their business.
And then there’s the loss of the
Which begs the question: who actually generates wealth in the
A lack of vocational qualifications also plays a role here. Many young people get educated in subjects not related to the job market. A child goes to school, works really hard, get lots of GCSEs and As at A Level. Then the system says you are clever and, since you like history, you do a history degree. But what real use is it to emerge with debts, degree and the question now: What? The young person’s betrayed by the system.
Am I the only one who senses an urban revolution welling from within the ranks of the young? A generation who have little concept of the real value of anything, think friends are unknown entities on Facebook. Who see it as “normal” to pay to speak to their “friends” on a mobile phone 30 seconds after seeing them in person. Those who despise the old and frail, have no respect for authority, discipline, the law, other people’s property and no ability to survive without being surrounded by gadgets to perform tasks that never used to be required.
Oh yes, there’s trouble brewing all right.