And So It Goes…#542


Cross-Border/ Transnational migration , as in the case of inner EU migration ,is merely a mechanism whereby competition within a labour market is maintained and intensified. The Ruling Elites’ desire ever more and more workers chasing fewer and fewer jobs which in turn exerts downward pressure on wages and controls employers’ labour costs. That’s how ” markets ” work,how capitalism is kept ticking along ; you allow for an increase in the supply of a thing in order to bring its price down. Immigration and the free movement of labour has nothing to do with any noble or virtuous intention or philosophical aim to promote some esoteric,humanitarian values. The UK’s three mainstream EU parties all espouse the same hypocrisy of multi-culturalism and unrestricted immigration ;they all support,nurture and promote the “values” of the neoliberal market economy. As London’s Mayor ,Boris Johnson so acutely observed on the effects of the Blair/Brown regimes’ support of unrestricted migration from the new east european EU member states from 2004 onwards ; ” basically,labour dumped on its own core vote “. It takes an outsider to point out the breathtakingly audacious betrayal of the Trades Union & Labour Movement’s core values ; to maintain,defend and seek to improve the wages and conditions of all its members. Letting in millions of east europeans migrants of working age to compete with one’s own unemployed for a decreasing number of jobs is as blatantly treacherous as it gets. Still, UKIP and the swing of the electorate’s mood in general,away from absolute obeisance toward the EU seems to be impinging on the Three Mussolinis usual insouciance on the matter of immigration/unemployment/lack of jobs for british workers. As the Guardian of 20 October,amongst others ,reported:-

David Cameron has said the British people are his only “boss” on the EU as he hit back at criticism from the outgoing president of the European commission, José Manuel Barroso, who accused him of making an “historic mistake” on Europe.

As Downing Street sources confirmed that the prime minister would lay out plans before Christmas to curb the rights of EU migrants to work in Britain, Cameron said he would answer to the British people in a referendum in 2017.

Speaking during a visit to the Ford motor plant in Dagenham, east London, on Monday, Cameron said: “What we need in Britain is a renegotiation of our relationship with the EU and then a referendum where the British people decide do we stay in this reformed organisation or do we leave it.

“That’s what I will pursue, that’s what I will deliver, and at the heart of that renegotiation we need to address people’s concerns about immigration. I’m very clear about who the boss is, about who I answer to and it’s the British people. They want this issue fixed, they are not being unreasonable about it, and I will fix it.”

Worse ,undoubtedly is coming.And in the meantime, Offiicial stats indicate something in the order of 5,000,000 workers who are on insufficient hours and would dearly like more hours; as well as the million or so on zero hours contracts.in the middle of a recession and Austerity programme with unrestricted inner EU migration about which Westminster can and will do nothing.

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