Boris Johnson. I think you miss the point, my son.

There are 30,000 job vacancies in London but young Brits don't have the right work ethic, says Boris

More than one in five 16-24-year-olds are unemployed
Mr Johnson said Brits don't have the same 'energy' to get jobs as foreigners
Unemployed young people need to learn lessons from the hard-working immigrants who have taken their jobs, Boris Johnson said last night.
The Mayor of London said that the younger generation are missing out on jobs because they do not have the same ‘energy to go out and get them’ as the foreigners being employed in this country.
Speaking a day after youth unemployment broke records, Mr Johnson said that there are vacancies, but British young people do not have the right work ethic.
I'm actually quite surprised that this statement from the Mayor of London didn't create a 'storm of protest'. After all, we are supposed to hand jobs to young people on a plate these days. Heaven forbid they are made to get of their arses and look for work.

‘London is a fantastic creator of jobs – but many of these jobs are going to people who don’t originate in this country,’ he said.
‘They are hard-working, good people, and we need to learn from them and understand what it is that they have got that makes them able to get those jobs that young Londoners don’t have.’
Well Mr Johnson, you do surprise me. You really don't understand why young British people do not have a work ethic? Then I'll try to explain.

Today's young people have grown up in a heavily watered down education system. Qualifications have never been easier to get and everyone is told they can go to university if they want to. New courses have been created for those who do not have the aptitude to complete traditional university courses. The impression is given that a degree, regardless of the subject, will guarantee a good job.

School children are not given any real career direction. If they want to be a footballer or a contestant on the X-Factor, these dreams, however rubbish, must not be discouraged by teachers.

There is no longer any competition between pupils. All are equal, all are reduced to the lowest common denominator.

Education is not the only problem. The society they have been brought up in is one of entitlement. Everyone is taught that they can have their desires fulfilled by others if they cannot do it themselves. Anything you cannot afford will be bought for you by the taxpayer. We are all equal so must be entitled to equal things.

This breeds consumerism. Kids are not content unless someone else buys them the latest gadgets and the latest designer clothes. Budget options are simply no option. All possessions must be the best.

This of course is all paid for by the taxpayer in the form of many and varied benefits. A lot of these young people have grown up in families where nobody works and nobody has done for a long time. Sometimes never.

When their family and their friends families are getting by well enough without ever having to do any work, where is the incentive for them to work. When they can have all the possessions they want without having to pay for them, where is the incentive to work.

Even where they do want to work, if they have a degree in forensic science, where is the incentive to take on a manual job? Why not remain on benefits while you complain that there are no jobs available as a CSI. Particularly after your secondary school teachers encouraged you in your career dreams.

It's not just the young either. Many adults are very comfortable in the benefits trap.
He said: ‘There are large numbers of job vacancies. Why are young people not taking up those jobs? How can we help them? That is the key problem for our economy.
I think that's the problem you are missing Boris. Maybe it's time for the help to stop. Society needs to learn to survive as individuals once again, rather than being a state dependant collective.

Education needs to be difficult and challenging. Career advisers need to show some realism. Entitlement needs to end and acquisition of consumer products needs to come through work. Benefits need to be scaled well back until they are only a stopgap providing the bare minimum of support while someone is out of work through no fault of their own.
We won't do this though will we. The Governments solution to any problem is to throw more money at it. Real solutions to our problems will take years to achieve. Even when the Government does propose a realistic start, it gets blocked by the bleeding hearts in the church and the opposition.

As long as people like yourself keep asking, "What can the Government do to help?", Boris, all that will ever happen is further harm. To solve our country's problems will take action that few current politicians will have the courage to contemplate.

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