The BBC have come up with a new and ingenious angle to tackle the government’s claims of signs of economic growth.
The BBC will grudgingly admit that, yes, there may well be green shoots appearing but only in certain industries…and it’s the sunny weather, the wrong sort of consumer buying…bangers, BBQs and bikinis…it’s not sustainable.
But look….the growth, what there is of it, is all in a tiny little well heeled harbour of the sunny South…the North is desolate…the North has disease, deprivation and desperation stalking the land.
The North South divide has become a chasm as the South plunges ahead reaping all the rewards leaving its Northern stable mate to its whippets and pigeons.
Julian Worricker asks if there really is a recovery…how do you feel about it?
The overall tone from the ‘adults’ is negative…the recovery is built on dodgy foundations…needless to say the BBC have the Marxist Resolution Foundation in as a witness….remember them…who wanted us to work 20 hours a week…how would you survive on the wages?…no problem….double the rate of pay.
A caller from North Yorkshire claims there’s ‘Looking on line there’s no jobs…they’re all in the South….nothing up here, they’ve forgotten all about us.’
Worricker agreed…it only confirms what we’ve said about the North South divide he claims.
Except that’s rubbish.
Look on-line and there are loads of jobs oop North…of all levels from basic labouring to high flying execs….and the economy isn’t exactly stagnating there either:
Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics have shown a 0.2% decrease in unemployment in Yorkshire in the last three months.
Not only does this indicate a short-term change in the economic climate of the region, but the 0.6% decrease over the past year could represent the long-term recovery of both Yorkshire and the rest of the UK after the prolonged financial struggles the country has faced.
Responding to the figures, Yorkshire’s Regional Manager of totaljobs.com, Gary Reilly, said that the fall in unemployment would continue over the next year.
“With the UK economy stabilising, employers in the region are more willing to invest in improving skills in the labour market with apprenticeships and work-based learning.
When a caller said he was doing well and finding success Worricker suggested that perhaps that was just his personal experience…he’d found a way through the gaps in the system…it wasn’t like that for everyone….it’s just your personal circumstances from which you can’t infer and apply any general conclusions to the whole.
Funny how anyone saying things were terrible didn’t get the same sort of treatment.
It’s a recovery but it’s not.