Friday 13 March 2015

Farage: obviously wrong

Racist? No, Nigel Farage is simply stating the obvious, writes Richard Littlejohn in the Daily Mail. And how right he is. He's stating the obvious. And as with most things, the immediately obvious is immediately wrong.

Removing discrimination laws so that employers can discriminate does not mean they would. More to the point, who says they don't already? How does one even prove it?

The problem is that businesses discriminate on price. So one might then ask why a property developer might employ a company that only uses immigrant labour? That's probably because they will work under the minimum wage and by illegally overcrowding Houses of Multiple Occupation, they can unfairly and unlawfully undercut British workers.

So we might then ask why it is the prosecution rate in 2012 was less than 500 out of 1.5m landlords? That would mean exploring the dysfunction in local councils, where we would probably find exactly the same institutional dysfunction behind Rotherham, Rochdale and Oxford social services. But that was all about political correctness right?

We might also ask why it is British workers feel that taking such work would not pay more than the benefits available. You'd need a welfare reform policy for that.

But no, let's ignore the nuances and the details. Let's go at it like a bull in a china shop and start pointing fingers at foreigners. See where that gets us, hey? After all, it gets Farage on the telly. What could go wrong?

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