Big rise in redundancies among young people
26/01/2021 | news | business | 1,514
People aged 25 to 34 face the highest risk of redundancy as Covid pushes up the jobless rate to 5%.
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Bob
26/01/2021 10:50:02 6 10
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Someone will likely comment about how this could all have been avoided if we followed New Zealand and blah, blah, blah.

Unemployment is rising faster in New Zealand than it is here, and is at a higher level - jumping to 5.3% from 4% in the last quarter.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-03/new-zealand-unemployment-rate-rises-as-recession-curbs-hiring
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26/01/2021 10:55:10 12 9
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Irrelevant. Our true unemployment level is nearer 10% when furlough finishes
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26/01/2021 10:55:39 0 7
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At least they are not dying for the privelige.
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26/01/2021 10:51:27 278 71
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Not surprised by this, the younger generation faces an Everest of obstacles to get over to achieve what previous generations had. They are rapidly being left behind.
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26/01/2021 10:56:48 324 384
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They can thank the older generation for scuppering their prospects with Brexit. Shameful.
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26/01/2021 11:11:13 99 46
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So you think that you are the only generation to face unemployment? Try going back to the 80s, have a look what the unemployment statistics were then. Try 18% interest rates on your mortgage at the same time before you complain that previous generations had it easy. Just check some facts first.
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26/01/2021 11:09:00 99 34
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Perhaps the younger generation would like to go back to - black and white tv with 3 stations on for half the day. No internet. No central heating or double glazing. Shared phone lines, if any at all. One clapped out Morris Minor as the family transport if you are fortunate. A much simpler array of food in the shops. Camping in Wales rather than international gap year. Starting work at 16. Etc.
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26/01/2021 11:20:17 37 24
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Under employment was rife before CV19 and Brexit. The Tories changed the definition of employment and we had the ridiculous scenario of an hour's work being classed as full time employment to mask the truth.

The media have been compliant in this deception and have rarely mentioned under employment. The Tories handling of Covid just adds to the waste of a generation & a destruction of the country.
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xlr
26/01/2021 11:22:25 21 14
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We're all in it together, though it may not look like it.

Although the older generation be warned: if, during the post-covid recovery, they support (i.e. vote for) things that place more of a burden on the younger gens that THEY want, like income tax cuts and increased working hours, then there's real risk of an unhealable divide opening up.
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26/01/2021 11:31:03 7 2
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This has been the case since 2010... I graduated then and getting a job role was near impossible, the situation has barely improved since then
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26/01/2021 11:45:19 10 3
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What a load of twaddle. The world is their oyster.

The fact is, they all want to live a 'reality TV' life, and expect everything on tap and not have to work for it.

Realistic expectations don't exist. Start at the bottom, work your way up the chain, and stay in education/apprenticeship and give your self a better start.

A whole generation of Veruca Salt's "But I want it now!!"
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mm
26/01/2021 11:59:54 6 0
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Maybe we should remember that the "older generation" now includes those who were young in the 1980's. Remember the UB40 hit "I am a one in ten" ? Somehow many came through to build successful lives.
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26/01/2021 12:05:03 5 2
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By all accounts, it's the younger generation who are mostly spreading it.
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26/01/2021 10:52:17 7 5
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Hilda always ran with a 4 million figure...
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26/01/2021 10:53:15 35 25
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This is just the start of the job losses. Most businesses can survive a couple of lockdowns but to miss out on the lucrative Christmas trading period is the final nail in the coffin.

And all this because the number deaths for 2020 were up by just 10%.
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26/01/2021 11:10:36 43 17
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And the rise in deaths with no lockdown would have been what?
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26/01/2021 12:12:07 12 4
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Just 10%? That's an enormous increase in deaths, do remember there's individuals behind the statistics.
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VoR
26/01/2021 12:33:06 6 1
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Firstly, you need to consider what the extra deaths would look like in the absence of lockdowns. A lot higher, since the NHS would have been overwhelmed.

Secondly, deaths from March 2020 to Jan 2021 are up by a lot more than 10%, according to the most up to date ONS data.
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26/01/2021 12:59:39 1 2
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No worse than 2010
26/01/2021 15:36:02 1 0
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"Up by just 10%"

I hate to see these deaths reduced to such statistics. You're talking about real people. Up by 5% would be too much.
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26/01/2021 10:53:19 100 53
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The price young people have had to pay for Covid is a National scandal. Why is our govt. hellbent on driving a wedge between generations?
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26/01/2021 10:56:03 117 121
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Because that's what they promised to do. Over 45s voted Brexit, voted Tories (who've got more dead donors than living donors). Everything this government does is at expense of next generation.
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26/01/2021 10:59:48 22 6
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As a young person (27) I agree we do have to alter our behaviour to help protect the older generations, but I do agree, the price we're paying now is becoming ridiculous. Grandparents and retired friends believe they're responsible for their safety, as I am responsible for my own, and have said they feel guilty for what we're having to do for them.
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26/01/2021 11:12:52 8 13
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They're not. The left are the ones who have incessantly pushed an ageist agenda.
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26/01/2021 11:30:12 11 10
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Because that is the way this Conservative party operates. Everything from Different Covid Tier lock down areas, Gavin Wlliamson as Education Secretary with grades decided by algorithms and U turn after U turn. Not to mention Brexit. Governments moto divide and concur in their own financial interest and that of there big business friends. Most people will suffer to benefit the 5%.
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26/01/2021 11:37:37 6 1
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Divide and rule... Along with “outside forces” and the demonising of the less fortunate... George Orwell. Can’t always blame the EU now as a wedge. We “took back control” Remember?
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Cal
26/01/2021 11:44:32 5 2
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It's a classic Tory tactic, divide and conquer - keep everyone fighting amongst themselves so nobody pays attention what they're doing at the top.
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26/01/2021 12:21:44 4 1
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Because that how the tory’s roll, Setting different groups at odds, while they carry on eroding rights.
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VoR
26/01/2021 12:22:30 2 0
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Actually the gov't has (unwisely) intervened to protect industries the young often work in. "Eat out to help out" probably made the virus spread worse, but its intention was to help support a sector that has a lot of young employees.
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26/01/2021 12:23:38 1 4
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Come on then explain exactly the "price" that young people are paying when they still have their whole lives ahead of them?? Oh the poor young they are so had done bye, boo hoo, whine, whine, whine!!!
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26/01/2021 12:45:05 3 0
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Exactly my friend, divide and rule...its a strategy to deflect blame for their cronism, and callousness which is why i never "clapped" because the tories jumped on the bandwagon
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26/01/2021 13:37:32 0 2
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They are not. The division between generations comes from other sources ,like journalists and social commentators.
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26/01/2021 13:54:07 0 0
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Divide and conquer would be a motive. Basically stuffing anyone who isn't current breeding stock (the young and the empty nesters)
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26/01/2021 10:53:50 16 11
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The hidden scandal of this pandemic: unscrupulous employers telling (mostly young) people on casual contracts "come to work or you're fired", and "don't you dare take a test if you've got a cough". While 50,000 numpties have been fined for visibly breaking covid rules, not one boss has so far been prosecuted for helping the virus spread like wildfire by forcing people into work unsafely.
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26/01/2021 10:54:29 15 23
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If you're 45+ chances are you...
- voted Brexit
- voted Tories
- are at risk from Covid

Everything this government does is in favour of people aged 45+.
Everything this government does is at expense of the next generation.
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26/01/2021 10:57:56 12 5
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Exactly what planet are you on ?
Voting for Cornyn Labour would have been so much better.
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P2
26/01/2021 11:00:01 2 4
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So angry. Have a nice latte and cheers up, you’ll be 45 one day if you’re lucky x
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26/01/2021 11:09:56 4 2
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What a silly comment! Is the over 45 students having parties in Nottingham, London, Newcastle etc? Those people MAY be carrying this virus which means they MAY be spreading the damn thing at the expense of ALL generations!
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26/01/2021 11:18:57 2 2
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Your post is invented nonsense. Why bother posting unprovable nonsense such as this? You really are a sad individual.
26/01/2021 16:13:48 0 0
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Absolute crap!! I,m in my mid sixties and have never voted Tory. Voted remain as well. I'll take my chances with Covid.
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26/01/2021 10:55:03 11 12
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They are paying for our Government’s incompetence.
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26/01/2021 11:10:56 7 8
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They're paying for a global pandemic.
If you haven't noticed, unemployment rates across Europe have risen similarly.

You socialists blame everything on the government & if you can't find anything, you make it up.
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26/01/2021 11:34:33 0 1
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There goes another one, with brain leakage....
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26/01/2021 13:00:22 0 0
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They are paying because the hardest hit sector is hospitality, which traditionally employs younger staff.

Additionally any employers taking on staff would tend to want experienced staff, who require little or no training, again this hits the young.
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26/01/2021 10:55:05 5 8
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This story with Abigail here is interesting. On the one hand I very much feel for someone who has lost their job and seen their sector so badly hit. On the other hand, I feel the number of applications (40 or so) for a 6 month period of being unemployed seems lacklustre.

Perhaps we should look at how we teach career management in schools a bit more to give people the skills to secure jobs.
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26/01/2021 11:20:53 2 0
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To be fair , she said she wants to stay in retail, most bricks & mortar have been closed for most of that time.
The normal “ebb & flow” of employees isn’t happening because many are on furlough (why quit a job you don’t like when you being paid not to do it?) & those in a job know how tough it is to find another right now. Shops aren’t hiring because they don’t know if they can open.
26/01/2021 16:01:34 0 0
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not just the school pupils. how many adults know there is an excellent careers advisor support out there for them? And it is independent, and fully fully funded
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Bob
26/01/2021 10:50:02 6 10
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Someone will likely comment about how this could all have been avoided if we followed New Zealand and blah, blah, blah.

Unemployment is rising faster in New Zealand than it is here, and is at a higher level - jumping to 5.3% from 4% in the last quarter.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-03/new-zealand-unemployment-rate-rises-as-recession-curbs-hiring
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26/01/2021 10:55:10 12 9
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Irrelevant. Our true unemployment level is nearer 10% when furlough finishes
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26/01/2021 11:16:25 2 3
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Typical leftist negativity.
It's almost certain furlough won't end until restrictions are loosened.
No doubt you'll be blaming the government for increasing taxation next year, whilst ignoring the need to do so being to pay for the furlough scheme & other employment protection measures.
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Bob
26/01/2021 10:50:02 6 10
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Someone will likely comment about how this could all have been avoided if we followed New Zealand and blah, blah, blah.

Unemployment is rising faster in New Zealand than it is here, and is at a higher level - jumping to 5.3% from 4% in the last quarter.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-11-03/new-zealand-unemployment-rate-rises-as-recession-curbs-hiring
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26/01/2021 10:55:39 0 7
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At least they are not dying for the privelige.
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26/01/2021 10:53:19 100 53
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The price young people have had to pay for Covid is a National scandal. Why is our govt. hellbent on driving a wedge between generations?
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26/01/2021 10:56:03 117 121
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Because that's what they promised to do. Over 45s voted Brexit, voted Tories (who've got more dead donors than living donors). Everything this government does is at expense of next generation.
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26/01/2021 11:01:07 18 3
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Very simplistic. I am in that age bracket and all my friends are remain and labour voters. The leave voters in my friendship group are a bit younger - late 30s
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26/01/2021 11:10:24 26 7
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Stop trying to categorise everyone. You do not know who voted which way - voting in the UK is done by secret ballot. You might want to learn from history, too. The present "older" generation are the ones who paid for, for instance, the pensions and healthcare of the ones before them who contributed nothing to the welfare state because there wasn't one. And who actually PAID for WWII?
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26/01/2021 11:10:44 5 4
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Well done for repeating yourself!
Idiot..... Removed
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26/01/2021 11:31:59 2 2
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MUGS!!!
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26/01/2021 11:33:02 6 5
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There goes another one, with brain leakage....
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26/01/2021 11:33:27 7 0
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Voted Leave? Voted Tory? Not me. I'm over 60 and I'd greatly appreciate an end to such wild and unfounded generalizations and ageism.
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26/01/2021 11:41:17 5 1
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More like over 60s but I get the point. BoJo, Trump, Balsanaro are all popularists with no real care for anyone than there cronies who thrive by driving a wedge between the masses. Brexit division was a huge gift to BoJo, thats why he changed from remain to leave to feed his aim. Its no coincidence that these useless 'leaders' also have the worst Covid death rates in the world.
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26/01/2021 11:42:38 2 3
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You again! Time you spoke with a psychiatrist.
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VoR
26/01/2021 12:23:43 3 0
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Quite the generalisation. I'm over 45 and I wouldn't vote for this particular Tory gov't and I've considered Brexit to be a con job (no pun intended) from the start.
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26/01/2021 12:24:15 2 0
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I'm over 45 and didn't vote for Brexit. Get your facts straight.
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26/01/2021 13:39:25 0 1
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Another bigoted and blinded Remainer. Your comment is as stupid as your username.
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26/01/2021 13:58:59 1 0
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I'm 45 and I didn't vote to Leave and I certainly didn't vote Tory!
26/01/2021 15:21:34 1 0
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I am 63 and I DIDN't vote for Brexit, I voted to remain so stoop tarring everybody with the same brush.
26/01/2021 15:52:16 0 0
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I'm 60. Didn't vote Tory, or for Brexit. Your last sentence is very true, as it always has been. Jam today.......
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26/01/2021 16:06:28 0 0
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Yup, Tories are short sighted, only interested in the fast buck. Never invest in the economy because "its up to the market"
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26/01/2021 10:56:29 93 14
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Big rise in redundancies among young people....and there is much more to come before we come out of this pandemic. Huge sectors of our economy have been obliterated from retail, food service, hospitality, manufacturing and services. It will take years to recover and young people will shoulder a huge burden.
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26/01/2021 12:56:07 38 68
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Meanwhile the old will go off on their cruises moaning about the service and disrespect of the young. Don’t forget the current OAP’s never fought in the war, they are owed nothing but expect everything
26/01/2021 14:56:47 2 3
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It will never recover because the Elite Billionaires at Davos will make sure of that. They want drone dropped parcels, electric self driving cars and AI will take over everywhere it can. Mass unemployment and universal basic income unfortunately
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26/01/2021 10:51:27 278 71
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Not surprised by this, the younger generation faces an Everest of obstacles to get over to achieve what previous generations had. They are rapidly being left behind.
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26/01/2021 10:56:48 324 384
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They can thank the older generation for scuppering their prospects with Brexit. Shameful.
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26/01/2021 11:07:39 84 56
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Yes, there is no unemployment or redundancy anywhere except in the UK, is there?. We have left the EU. Stop harking back and look forward.
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26/01/2021 11:12:13 67 13
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As did the reportedly high proportion of young people who didn’t bother to vote in the referendum or subsequent elections
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26/01/2021 11:20:06 59 24
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Wow. That's some stamina, 4 and a half years later and everything is the fault of Brexit?

You may have noticed that there is a pandemic going on, perhaps that could be a factor, no?
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26/01/2021 11:25:09 22 8
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We can thank the older generation for voting in Blair who opened the door to mass migration, creating huge competition for entry-level jobs which suppressed wages and at the same time caused property prices to explode.

The result, what's now affordable is a 1.5+ hour drive from London.

Make no mistake, these problems arose over 20 years, not overnight since Brexit. Your view is a fantasy.
Idiot..... Removed
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26/01/2021 11:26:20 12 3
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There’s always one
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26/01/2021 11:26:29 23 10
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I know plenty of intelligent, well educated people who voted Brexit and would do the same again. In time it will be seen as the best decision we ever made (sorry, 2nd best ever.....not electing Corbyn was the best ever)
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26/01/2021 11:32:23 6 3
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There goes another one, with brain leakage....
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26/01/2021 11:33:53 11 5
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Rubbish. If the young had bothered to vote, we'd still be in.
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26/01/2021 11:39:49 9 4
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Piffle - this is the result of the Corona/Covid pandemic. Seems you are bigotted hater of the freely elected government ... probably a left-wing unthinking socialist.
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26/01/2021 11:41:05 2 7
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An simple truth, well put!
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26/01/2021 11:44:17 4 3
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Grow up child.
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26/01/2021 11:44:38 5 3
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Get over it. So boring. Move on please as it is unhealthy.
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26/01/2021 11:52:37 2 1
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Nothing to do with brexit but everything to do with the immortal elderly
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26/01/2021 12:06:38 5 1
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Right, so unemployment increase is all down to Brexit, nothing to do with Covid and lockdown?
And only the old voted for Brexit?
Oh dear
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26/01/2021 10:57:16 6 11
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This is the future!

British young men and women will wonder why they are having to work longer hours than their neighbours in Europe, and why they have no employee protection.

Those who have dual citizenship will just move away.
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26/01/2021 11:05:23 5 6
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Five minutes in & we get the first "it's all Brexit's fault" post.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..........
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26/01/2021 11:05:44 0 5
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Wish I could move away. Brexit fears have been realised.
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26/01/2021 13:03:47 0 0
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Surely, if those with dual citizenship move away, they would leave vacancies that require filling?
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26/01/2021 10:57:24 14 11
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No surprises there with the pandemic. Has been creeping in for a while now, with increasing pension ages etc fewer jobs are cropping up.
The "laziness" stereotype peddled by the older generations towards the young is also deeply in accurate and unfair on them.
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26/01/2021 13:12:00 2 0
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But didn't the article state that there were an additional 81,000 vacancies. I certainly don't see the young as being lazy but they may need to re-think their goals / ambitions and look at what is available.
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26/01/2021 10:54:29 15 23
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If you're 45+ chances are you...
- voted Brexit
- voted Tories
- are at risk from Covid

Everything this government does is in favour of people aged 45+.
Everything this government does is at expense of the next generation.
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26/01/2021 10:57:56 12 5
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Exactly what planet are you on ?
Voting for Cornyn Labour would have been so much better.
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26/01/2021 12:34:04 0 0
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Getting your typo sorted would have helped but I agree with your sentiment ;)
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W 6
26/01/2021 10:58:19 41 30
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When this is done there needs to be a serious effort made to thank young people who've been hit hardest economically for a disease which is less of a threat to them. Some major planning reform would be good, but no doubt we'll end up with income tax hikes and a rise in the state retirement age while the pensioners keep their bus passes and triple lock.
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26/01/2021 11:07:29 23 31
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"Less of a threat"? Have you seen the amount of perfectly fit, sportspeople who've caught this virus?
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26/01/2021 11:10:05 10 25
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Exactly the selfish sort of comment that creates division.
Screw the pensioners let me enjoy myself.
You wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them.
Stop moaning and get a life.
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26/01/2021 11:11:25 16 17
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These wicked evil selfish pensioners were paying income tax at a basic rate of 33% of everything over £1000 in the seventies. Let’s hope you don’t have to pay anywhere near that.
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26/01/2021 12:04:16 13 1
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State pensioners still die of the cold winters buddy.
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26/01/2021 13:20:44 6 0
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so you dont think pensioners pay tax then?
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26/01/2021 10:58:24 116 24
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Purely an assumption on my part but this age group is the most likely to have been regularly changing jobs, prior to the pandemic. Because of this many of them will not have been employed for two years in a single position so will be cheap to dispose of. When the economy recovers their age and skill set will put them way ahead of any applicant who is aged 45+. That's the age group who'll struggle.
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26/01/2021 11:11:56 146 9
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"way ahead of any applicant who is aged 45+. That's the age group who'll struggle."

They have been struggling for years anyway. Employers all want people aged 25 with 30 years experience, and want to pay them peanuts anyway. Older applicants for any jobs are rarely wanted and this pandemic won't change that.
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26/01/2021 11:18:49 10 1
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Probably more to do with the sectors that are closed being ones that tend to have a high turnover of younger staff who are using those jobs to support education or as a stop gap whilst looking for a start in their career.
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xlr
26/01/2021 11:30:25 9 4
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And the thing about being knocked between multiple jobs like a pinball is that often you end up with multiple useless private pension funds. (Or in extreme cases, get no pension contrib at all, as there's usually a minimum time you must be employed before getting it.)

So not only do the young face having their present stolen away, but their future too.
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26/01/2021 10:58:26 207 83
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The younger generation has sacrificed so much in this pandemic, despite the relatively low risk to us. I really really hope that the eventual economic rebuild takes this into account, rather than business as usual.
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26/01/2021 11:06:23 174 199
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And the rest of us haven't sacrificed anything I suppose?
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26/01/2021 11:07:27 30 76
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Seriously, exactly what have you sacrificed unless you are at school ?
The only thing you have sacrificed is not being able to get high/drunk at the weekends.
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26/01/2021 11:13:16 46 17
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Just ignore the grouches. Clearly at no point did you say that others haven't sacrificed anything and you only get to be young once - it should be enjoyed. Once you hit 30 everything gets pretty drab and you become the two people under your comment if you're not careful.

The young have sacrificed a year of their youth - they won't get that back!
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26/01/2021 11:21:39 15 21
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Not with a conservative government in charge, they are only interested in lining their own pockets and helping out big business friends.
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xlr
26/01/2021 11:28:03 13 20
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Boris is already looking at how he can ditch the EU working regulations he signed off to keep, like the 48 hour week opt-out, without being sued by the EU. Similar "economic stimuli" are in the pipeline.

Our job security, our working rights, and our salaries WILL all suffer: it's unavoidable. But the Tories cannot be allowed to allow their core vote take less of the burden than anyone else.
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26/01/2021 11:47:12 15 11
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we have all sacrificed and I am getting increasingly fed up with this unfair focus on the young only as if other people did not have lives or want to work.
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Leo
26/01/2021 11:48:23 4 7
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Your right it is a relatively low risk we should not be wearing masks, or changing our behaviour in any way. We should let Covid run its course in the same way as the Spanish Flue, the Black Death et cetera.

`Relatively low risk' you are so right what do these professors at Cambridge, UCL, Imperial, know. I go with your assessment. Sorry you are a professor in research medicine where?
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26/01/2021 12:15:05 9 13
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You’ve sacrificed what? Not being able to see your mates at primary school or getting drunk at uni whilst doing some pointless degree? NHS workers and key workers HAVE made sacrifices that make you little snowflakes nothing in comparison. God forbid we went to war, as the snowflake generation wouldn’t know what to do when their broadband and 4G went down. Sacrificed?! You don’t know what it means!
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26/01/2021 12:34:49 6 7
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Almost as big a sacrifice as the 380,000 British servicemen killed in World War 2? Staying at home watching box sets on furlough is not a sacrifice.
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26/01/2021 12:46:00 0 1
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The mums and dads will see to it .... The parachuted in Graduate layer following Neo Lib orders will now be tested beyond their limits ...as parents and young adults will say no to their orders and a life of master and servant they are told to condition the young adults to accept...
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26/01/2021 12:33:02 1 2
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Young people tofday will have to follow the great advice of Norman Tebbit ans 'Get on their bikes'. In life, nobody puts anything on a plate in front of you, you have to go and take it.
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26/01/2021 13:07:22 1 2
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Big test for the dozy tories and their mass immigration policies post Brexit ... where OUR CHILDREN compete with the world for UK jobs .... with all UK first elements of recruitment abolished. We are watching every job that goes to foreign nationals now ... The Govt was warned with BREXIT. That was only stage one of rounding up the Neo Liberal monsters that engineered this for our young adults.
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26/01/2021 14:37:37 1 1
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You’re right. Most young people have obeyed lockdown pretty strictly, but are at very low risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID.
26/01/2021 15:03:15 0 0
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You've sacrificed much and so has anyone else that has adhered to the 'rules'. That doesn't make you special and deserving of more consideration later. We have all sacrificed for the greater good of others not just ourselves. Also 1 year of a 25 year old is maybe 1/50the of the rest of their life whereas 1 year of a 60 year old is maybe 1/15th of theirs so which one has made the bigger sacrifice?
26/01/2021 18:52:26 0 0
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The really old have died, wait, what this is about you right. Grow up.
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26/01/2021 10:59:21 12 6
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Zero hire, hire and fire, its not just started.. Who let in this American Practice ?
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26/01/2021 11:07:23 5 8
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BJ was/is (hard to say as he lies about it so much) an American citizen. Maybe it was him? No? OK, it was Thatcher.
95
26/01/2021 11:10:48 0 4
bbc
The reason many EU countries have much higher unemployment than us is because it is so difficult to sack awkward workers, so companies don't gamble with taking on new staff very often.
114
26/01/2021 11:15:45 4 1
bbc
Tories are also preparing to dump all EU workers protection rights in the UK starting with longer working days/weeks.
174
26/01/2021 11:30:49 2 0
bbc
Thatcher and Blair!
5
26/01/2021 10:53:19 100 53
bbc
The price young people have had to pay for Covid is a National scandal. Why is our govt. hellbent on driving a wedge between generations?
22
26/01/2021 10:59:48 22 6
bbc
As a young person (27) I agree we do have to alter our behaviour to help protect the older generations, but I do agree, the price we're paying now is becoming ridiculous. Grandparents and retired friends believe they're responsible for their safety, as I am responsible for my own, and have said they feel guilty for what we're having to do for them.
7
26/01/2021 10:54:29 15 23
bbc
If you're 45+ chances are you...
- voted Brexit
- voted Tories
- are at risk from Covid

Everything this government does is in favour of people aged 45+.
Everything this government does is at expense of the next generation.
23
P2
26/01/2021 11:00:01 2 4
bbc
So angry. Have a nice latte and cheers up, you’ll be 45 one day if you’re lucky x
49
26/01/2021 11:07:08 0 6
bbc
Ah the not so elusive Brexiteer "suck it up you lost" attitude on full display.
24
26/01/2021 11:00:30 11 17
bbc
Also, sorry to say..... but with Brexit, a( thing most 35 and under didn't vote for), the job market and economic impacts will fall on them to pay for again, as well as the pensions of those who voted for it!
43
26/01/2021 11:05:42 6 6
bbc
I don't know were you get your figures but they're wrong. Maybe you're speaking from your own side of things.
82
26/01/2021 11:13:48 3 2
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You do not know which people voted which way so stop trying to blame older, wiser people for things your personally don't agree with. Plenty of younger people I know voted for Brexit. Not everyone feels the need of Merkel to tell them how to live their lives.
25
26/01/2021 11:01:04 22 6
bbc
Recently read that over 900 people applied for a job selling doughnuts at a food stall. It will be a harder job trying to find a job than doing a job.
37
26/01/2021 11:04:54 30 3
bbc
It genuinely is.

Recruiting is just utter hell. The agents want the best candidates to keep custom, so write completely rubbish ads, for instance requiring developers to need a billion languages, or needing people to have 6 years of experience for an entry level job.

If you're young, old, or need to change field, you're screwed. Can't get a foot in, because there's 300 people in front of you.
96
26/01/2021 11:11:21 6 2
bbc
So we don't need all those EU workers then?
183
26/01/2021 11:32:21 1 3
bbc
I guess you missed the part about there being 80,000 more vacancies in the last quarter than the previous one, or chose to ignore it because it doesn't fit your agenda.
12
26/01/2021 10:56:03 117 121
bbc
Because that's what they promised to do. Over 45s voted Brexit, voted Tories (who've got more dead donors than living donors). Everything this government does is at expense of next generation.
26
26/01/2021 11:01:07 18 3
bbc
Very simplistic. I am in that age bracket and all my friends are remain and labour voters. The leave voters in my friendship group are a bit younger - late 30s
360
26/01/2021 12:00:17 1 1
bbc
Just because your friends are of that slant, does not mean it's the statistical norm.
27
26/01/2021 11:01:08 8 7
bbc
The graph tells us will are in second lowest period of unemployment in 50 years. And that includes the recessions of the 70's 90's and 00's.
29
26/01/2021 11:03:10 10 6
bbc
Because you could work for 1 hour a week on a contract in which you are waiting for the call to go in and work, yet still be classed as being in full time employment nowadays
44
26/01/2021 11:05:55 2 2
bbc
It's on an upwards inflection. Maybe the adults in the room are just trying to understand that and plan to stop it or we could all bury our heads in your sand pit?
28
26/01/2021 11:02:41 9 10
bbc
Our youth would have better job prospects if the doors hadn't been flung open creating excessive competition for vacancies.
38
26/01/2021 11:04:54 7 2
bbc
It'll take years of undoing.
47
26/01/2021 11:06:22 4 4
bbc
Where is your evidence for that claim? I don't mean rhetoric I mean actual ONS data.
90
26/01/2021 11:08:55 3 4
bbc
You got your Brexit. Now is the time to quit blaming all your problems on immigrants
27
26/01/2021 11:01:08 8 7
bbc
The graph tells us will are in second lowest period of unemployment in 50 years. And that includes the recessions of the 70's 90's and 00's.
29
26/01/2021 11:03:10 10 6
bbc
Because you could work for 1 hour a week on a contract in which you are waiting for the call to go in and work, yet still be classed as being in full time employment nowadays
58
26/01/2021 11:08:16 5 2
bbc
Yes , nowadays we have to talk in terms of under employment because the Tories have changed the definition of employment.
30
26/01/2021 11:03:52 5 5
bbc
Doom and gloom everywhere still and yet the stock market is GREEN GREEN GREEN.

The globalists in the City clearly don't live in the same World as the rest of us. It's all private jets and sun kissed islands for the elite.

Guess I will get back to my bunker. Sigh.
31
26/01/2021 11:03:58 230 40
bbc
Not sure why the ‘youngsters’ are being concentrated on, the ‘older’ generation have lost jobs too, I am 45 made redundant and struggling to find another job, with all due respect, I can’t exactly move back in with my mum and dad
101
26/01/2021 11:16:56 22 195
bbc
Why not? Beggars can’t be choosers.
261
26/01/2021 11:42:47 3 51
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Perhaps we should all do that. Remind them that Brexit and their 'protection' from Covid has consequences
321
Ben
26/01/2021 11:51:03 12 24
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But, 45 year olds may have had decades of skills development and career building. When (and if) this pandemic ever ends, experience will count for everything when companies begin hiring again. The younger generation are being denied [possibly] years of career-building momentum; not to mention the psychological toll.
380
26/01/2021 12:03:57 0 7
bbc
That’s what your parents had done
520
26/01/2021 12:30:23 14 4
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because younger people look nicer in the photos so more people click on them and more advertising revenue or points for the journalist

because journalists are young
550
26/01/2021 12:35:38 12 11
bbc
Housing market should crash such that houses should be sold for what they are worth and not what builder wants. That is the only way the economy will improve in current situation
582
26/01/2021 12:41:29 6 2
bbc
What happened to we're all in this together?..absolute nonsense individualistic Tory Britain all over
987
26/01/2021 14:38:38 4 0
bbc
I'm 55. Can't move in my parents as they are both dead.
26/01/2021 15:35:49 1 0
bbc
Unless you are Italian. Happens a lot there
26/01/2021 15:41:19 1 0
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Good luck Big T. Hope it works out for you
26/01/2021 16:06:07 0 0
bbc
Yep. I was made redundant in April. Very difficult fundibg work at 55 in a very niche work industry / area.
32
26/01/2021 11:04:04 13 3
bbc
Thankfully not as bad as was predicted.

The furlough scheme needs tightening up regarding eligibility checks, as a not inconsiderable number of firms are blatantly using it, whilst at the same time requiring their furloughed employees to work, either at home or on site.
Those doing this need punished.
33
26/01/2021 11:04:19 462 150
bbc
The first time in a very long time that one generation will leave the next generation poorer. I really feel for young people - facing significant challenges and yet when they voice their concerns they are labelled 'snow flakes' by a generation that ironically are completely intolerant to views different to their own. It feels recently that we as a nation have taken major steps backwards.
205
26/01/2021 11:36:19 322 229
bbc
100%. The baby boomer generation are the most self centered generation ever. Gloating about spending all their huge pensions and house profits on cars, cruises etc, whilst criticising their grand children for daring to have a car and phone whilst saving for a huge mortgage deposit. Not to mention any other short sighted political decisions!!
216
26/01/2021 11:37:29 42 22
bbc
Welcome to real effect of globalism.
224
26/01/2021 11:38:53 152 30
bbc
Being a 30 year-old who has dodged most of my generations issues by working full-time since I was 17 and doing a day-release to uni for 6 years, I can say that whilst governments haven't helped, so many people in my generation haven't helped themselves.

Blindly going into uni and accumulating debt for worthless degrees, with no plan whatsoever. Spending now and failing to save. It's madness.
225
26/01/2021 11:39:04 62 12
bbc
I think you'll find those in their 40s are poorer than those in their 60s at the same point in life; those in their 20s are poorer than those in the their 20s at the same point...and it continues. Feel sorry for my kids, it'll be tough out there.
236
26/01/2021 11:40:39 73 97
bbc
A large % of the older generation have failed the younger generations by voting for Brexit and successful Conservative governments. The result will be a more divided country probably Scottish Independence, poverty and inadequate housing an underfunded NHS and Education system. Large companies and individuals not paying enough tax and public services contracted in the name of profit.
249
26/01/2021 11:41:31 66 84
bbc
Perhaps a result of too many socialist governments since the Second World War who have encouraged the population to give up thinking for themselves and work less.
286
26/01/2021 11:45:57 56 14
bbc
On the basis of your theory, the generations following WW1 and the Spanish Flu, were better off, as were those following the Depression and then WW11.
We took 'backwards steps' throughout the first half of the 20th century.
Many of us, especially those with children appreciate the current difficulties, but most of the current generation have enjoyed a better standard of living than their parents.
333
26/01/2021 11:54:21 28 40
bbc
I agree.

Let's start by moving out once and for all from lockdowns that are very negatively and unnecessarily affecting young people's lives.
433
VoR
26/01/2021 12:12:39 21 15
bbc
It's not just for that that they are called snowflakes. Having developed a few snowflakes professionally, I can tell you that many come in with an expectation of being provided with all the answers instead of figuring out stuff for themselves. There's usually an epiphany moment where they go from resenting being guided instead of spoonfed, and suddenly appreciate it.
503
26/01/2021 12:26:37 19 12
bbc
Couldn’t put it better myself. I’ve said from the start what we are doing to the younger generation is unforgivable.
521
26/01/2021 12:30:55 13 5
bbc
Even those of us (under 30) who are not the typical hyperbollic lefty types that get called "snow-flakes" have the same sort of problems.

It's less political and more economical. Social justice is irrelevant. For one, an increase in tax-free earnings allowance to £20000 a year, more help for property ownership/gov guarantor mortgages, fixed rates of <1% APR, investment incentives for poor areas
566
26/01/2021 12:37:44 0 4
bbc
Dont think many parents are allowing bad Govt and Corporate practice to win... Gen X are releasing legacies 20 years early to intercept the rinsing of their young adults. Then real Gen X parents will hunt down the Neo Libs who have done this to our kids.
We will also get them to VOTE and neutralise the indoctrination in education so they do not accept it as they having known nothing else.
591
26/01/2021 12:43:56 5 11
bbc
You’ve also outlined the core characteristics of Remoaners !
595
26/01/2021 12:44:33 3 3
bbc
Too true. Covid and Brexit
615
26/01/2021 12:48:33 10 11
bbc
I don't feel sorry for them in the slightest.

They are all 'woke' students of the radical left who see gender, ethnicity and sexuality groups as the be all and end all of their lives.

Perhaps if they just got on with it and realised that hard work and personal responsibility will take them wherever they want to go - they'd then all feel eminently more worthwhile AND be employable!
637
26/01/2021 12:54:00 5 7
bbc
Unfortunately not - it's 3 generation that will pay for this and 1 isn't even born yet

The baby boomers are content with their lives they want to ruin it for everyone left
669
26/01/2021 13:00:35 8 3
bbc
Totally agree. If possible, the youngsters ought to leave the UK and find work elsewhere. The self centered baby boomers and Brexit supporters ought to be left gasping for own their survival. The UK is on its way in becoming a failed state.
671
26/01/2021 12:31:26 2 3
bbc
I know of no one who demeans young people for their concerns over the significant challenges they face. In fact the opposite is true.
711
26/01/2021 13:10:37 7 2
bbc
Boris - end the automatic triple lock for pensioners now and make it means tested. Redistribute this money to help the under 35s. Or will this lose your core vote and that is more important to you?
34
26/01/2021 11:04:29 3 6
bbc
I'm annoyed that someone in my team was made redundant despite the furlough scheme. The reason was because our MD thought the scheme was due to end in September and the staff member had a 2 month notice period, so instead of waiting to be told the scheme would be extended, they exercised it.

Now we're getting busy again and I have nobody to delegate to.
35
26/01/2021 11:04:42 5 17
bbc
About time young people took some responsibility for themselves instead of moaning about older generation.
My kids are all under 30 have jobs/self employed and have never been so busy.
This includes my single parent daughter with 2 young kids.
Suggest u get off your backsides and do something about it.
60
26/01/2021 11:09:09 5 1
bbc
Hi, do you have a house? If so, when did you buy it and also for all your under 30 kids what careers are they in that makes them so fortunate? Because many young people have been sacked and many have been told they need a degree to work in roles that didn't require them 20 years ago.
72
26/01/2021 11:11:13 4 3
bbc
I'm in my 20s working full time, thanks to what Blair did to us I've had to buy a home 2 hours away from where I work because he created conditions that made my home unaffordable.

I'm on an equivalent income to what my father was on when he bought a house at 4x salary, except what would have been £200k if it rose in line with wages is now £1.6m and even the lowest of the market is unaffordable.
100
26/01/2021 11:13:47 0 0
bbc
Are you Margaret Thatcher...are you still alive?
36
26/01/2021 11:04:54 5 11
bbc
Young people need to understand that the establishment in the UK doesn't care about them at all.

DONT vote labour
DONT vote conservative

Burn it down - it is literally your only hope.
65
26/01/2021 11:10:07 1 3
bbc
If voting changed anything they would abolish it.

Voting gives these people a mandate, the belief that they represent you and I.

STOP VOTING. LET THEM EAT HUMBLE PIE.
93
26/01/2021 11:15:55 1 0
bbc
Other people also need to understand exactly the same thing. It's not age-related at all.

The "major parties" care only about themselves and their donors.
94
Ads
26/01/2021 11:16:03 0 0
bbc
So you advocate Fascism?
25
26/01/2021 11:01:04 22 6
bbc
Recently read that over 900 people applied for a job selling doughnuts at a food stall. It will be a harder job trying to find a job than doing a job.
37
26/01/2021 11:04:54 30 3
bbc
It genuinely is.

Recruiting is just utter hell. The agents want the best candidates to keep custom, so write completely rubbish ads, for instance requiring developers to need a billion languages, or needing people to have 6 years of experience for an entry level job.

If you're young, old, or need to change field, you're screwed. Can't get a foot in, because there's 300 people in front of you.
66
26/01/2021 11:10:18 8 2
bbc
Yes. Often they ask for some obscure certificate that only people already doing the job can get.
28
26/01/2021 11:02:41 9 10
bbc
Our youth would have better job prospects if the doors hadn't been flung open creating excessive competition for vacancies.
38
26/01/2021 11:04:54 7 2
bbc
It'll take years of undoing.
39
26/01/2021 11:05:04 2 4
bbc
You can't win business when your contacts and clients are all on furlough and creating new business relationships with those that aren't is a lot harder with remote/socially distanced working.

Even if the estimated 9 million furlough staff were to return to work tomorrow it is going to take time for confidence and investment decisions to be made.

2021 is a write-off for many not just the young!
40
26/01/2021 11:05:11 24 21
bbc
Think this is bad? Try the early 80's.
People on here saying the older generation didn't face obstacles, blah blah, try 15% mortgage rates and 12% unemployment and without all the safety nets and benefits around these days.
Even 6 or 7% unemployment is way below France's.
Ever wonder why so many people want to move here for a better life? Clue: it's not because it's sooooo hard.
84
26/01/2021 11:14:01 11 12
bbc
Let me wipe away those tears with the £100,000s that you made on property price rises.
89
26/01/2021 11:15:25 2 0
bbc
15% mortgage rates are only high if you're not also buying the house worth the equivalent of 2-3 years full time salary at absolute max. Nowadays its 10-15x more realistically, so people are all but locked into 25yr terms, but its still much cheaper than renting.
168
26/01/2021 11:29:35 3 0
bbc
"Pah! We used to get up... three hours before we went to bed... and lick the road clean with our tongues!"
471
26/01/2021 12:15:10 0 0
bbc
Re. housing: Yes, interest rates are lower now, but that is more than offset by higher prices in relation to earnings. Also those 80s interest rates were accompanied by high inflation, which over a few years eroded the value of the debt in real terms. I'm sorry that the maths doesn't support your narrative, but the numbers don't lie. UK housing is more unaffordable now than at any point in history
41
26/01/2021 11:05:15 8 4
bbc
This is very sad but, I guess, expected news, given the reliance on younger workers in certain industries like the service sector. I wish them all the best.

The economy will improve again in time, and while there will be scars from this Covid experience, the jobs will return. Please stay positive, as your youthful enthusiasm and good work ethic will shine through in the end.
15
26/01/2021 10:57:16 6 11
bbc
This is the future!

British young men and women will wonder why they are having to work longer hours than their neighbours in Europe, and why they have no employee protection.

Those who have dual citizenship will just move away.
42
26/01/2021 11:05:23 5 6
bbc
Five minutes in & we get the first "it's all Brexit's fault" post.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ..........
125
26/01/2021 11:21:16 2 0
bbc
Who said anything about Brexit?
24
26/01/2021 11:00:30 11 17
bbc
Also, sorry to say..... but with Brexit, a( thing most 35 and under didn't vote for), the job market and economic impacts will fall on them to pay for again, as well as the pensions of those who voted for it!
43
26/01/2021 11:05:42 6 6
bbc
I don't know were you get your figures but they're wrong. Maybe you're speaking from your own side of things.
109
26/01/2021 11:18:40 2 2
bbc
Voting demographics following Brexit have been published for years. The trend was the older the demographic the larger the proportion of that voter base voted Brexit with it being near a true 50/50 split at the 40-50 age group.
27
26/01/2021 11:01:08 8 7
bbc
The graph tells us will are in second lowest period of unemployment in 50 years. And that includes the recessions of the 70's 90's and 00's.
44
26/01/2021 11:05:55 2 2
bbc
It's on an upwards inflection. Maybe the adults in the room are just trying to understand that and plan to stop it or we could all bury our heads in your sand pit?
301
26/01/2021 11:48:05 1 1
bbc
Every low point on the graph is followed with rise. That's why its a low point.

If some of the self proclaimed 'adults in the room' don't even understand what is presented, and just choose to angrily rant, we probably are in trouble.
45
26/01/2021 11:02:49 6 11
bbc
Tell Me when we overtake Spains 60% youth unemployment.

Now this is not much story compared country's in Eu were youth unemployment is at epic PROPORTIONS.
46
26/01/2021 11:03:52 7 5
bbc
Many people who have come to stay in the UK, must be saying to themselves was it worth it?
28
26/01/2021 11:02:41 9 10
bbc
Our youth would have better job prospects if the doors hadn't been flung open creating excessive competition for vacancies.
47
26/01/2021 11:06:22 4 4
bbc
Where is your evidence for that claim? I don't mean rhetoric I mean actual ONS data.
141
26/01/2021 11:24:43 3 1
bbc
Just spend 3 min watching BBC
20
26/01/2021 10:58:26 207 83
bbc
The younger generation has sacrificed so much in this pandemic, despite the relatively low risk to us. I really really hope that the eventual economic rebuild takes this into account, rather than business as usual.
48
26/01/2021 11:06:23 174 199
bbc
And the rest of us haven't sacrificed anything I suppose?
102
Tom
26/01/2021 11:17:16 25 10
bbc
God, this selfish mentality of 'what about me' is really getting on my nerves.

Yes we have all suffered but some different categories of people have had additional pressures in other areas too. It's about acknowledging those and tackling each one, especially those at higher risk.
186
26/01/2021 11:32:27 15 27
bbc
Being in the high risk category, sitting in a paid up home on an index linked pension, must be really awful not being able to go on a cruise or to the golf club. My heart bleeds
497
26/01/2021 12:25:39 6 1
bbc
If you have lost your job and future for a disease which doesn't affect you significantly then yes you have given more than someone on state funded paid holiday or even an old person who (correctly) isolated to protect themselves.
571
26/01/2021 12:39:03 8 1
bbc
Show some heart, were you not young once?..Their lives have been put on hold to protect the elderly
589
26/01/2021 12:43:37 4 2
bbc
Agreed, try getting a new job after being made redundant when you are 50+.
952
26/01/2021 14:27:36 2 0
bbc
How miserable. Not every comment applauding the efforts of someone else mean that others haven't done thing anything themselves. Get over yourself. If every single group of people had to be thanked in a single comment it would go on forever. Miserable whiny babies in these comments, it's ridiculous.
26/01/2021 14:47:03 2 1
bbc
Retirees haven't. Sit in the garden and collect that triple-lock.
23
P2
26/01/2021 11:00:01 2 4
bbc
So angry. Have a nice latte and cheers up, you’ll be 45 one day if you’re lucky x
49
26/01/2021 11:07:08 0 6
bbc
Ah the not so elusive Brexiteer "suck it up you lost" attitude on full display.
122
26/01/2021 11:20:41 0 1
bbc
Suck it up, you lost. ??
21
26/01/2021 10:59:21 12 6
bbc
Zero hire, hire and fire, its not just started.. Who let in this American Practice ?
50
26/01/2021 11:07:23 5 8
bbc
BJ was/is (hard to say as he lies about it so much) an American citizen. Maybe it was him? No? OK, it was Thatcher.
20
26/01/2021 10:58:26 207 83
bbc
The younger generation has sacrificed so much in this pandemic, despite the relatively low risk to us. I really really hope that the eventual economic rebuild takes this into account, rather than business as usual.
51
26/01/2021 11:07:27 30 76
bbc
Seriously, exactly what have you sacrificed unless you are at school ?
The only thing you have sacrificed is not being able to get high/drunk at the weekends.
98
26/01/2021 11:16:04 36 12
bbc
So torytilidie1, you know Ragamachina personally then? You know that Raga.... gets high/drunk at the weekend or are you just making a baseless judgement which just goes to illustrate your own ignorance and anti youth bias.
What a disgraceful comment.
138
26/01/2021 11:24:34 25 10
bbc
I think the message was......the young people are not really at risk, its the old and infirm. But the young especially have had to give up many things they hold dear like socialising, partying, holidays, work etc when its a disease that (largely) doesnt really affect them.
239
26/01/2021 11:40:47 9 14
bbc
Seriously, the at risk (elderly) have merely had to sit at home doing nothing - which is what they do normally anyway. No sacrifice whatsoever.

The people who have jobs, rent/mortgages to pay, businesses to run, people in education, they are the ones at lowest risk but paying the highest price.
264
26/01/2021 11:42:56 13 2
bbc
The young will never own houses unless they are lucky enough to inherit one. The age group most likely to be laid off due to covid restriction induced redundancies are the young. The economy still hadn't fully recovered from 2008 and now this. Where I live 1 bedroom studio flats are over £1k a month. So my generation will forever be at the mercy of rip off landlords and never able to afford a home
18
W 6
26/01/2021 10:58:19 41 30
bbc
When this is done there needs to be a serious effort made to thank young people who've been hit hardest economically for a disease which is less of a threat to them. Some major planning reform would be good, but no doubt we'll end up with income tax hikes and a rise in the state retirement age while the pensioners keep their bus passes and triple lock.
52
26/01/2021 11:07:29 23 31
bbc
"Less of a threat"? Have you seen the amount of perfectly fit, sportspeople who've caught this virus?
77
26/01/2021 11:12:35 12 2
bbc
Leaving anecdotal "evidence" aside, the risk scales dramatically with age.
The fact of the matter is that if coronavirus was as bad for everyone as it is for the under 50s on average, there would have been no measures to prevent infection
81
W 6
26/01/2021 11:13:35 23 0
bbc
Catching covid and falling seriously ill with covid are not the same thing.
297
26/01/2021 11:47:07 1 0
bbc
Er 90% of serious cases
510
26/01/2021 12:28:38 6 1
bbc
Yes and all of them needed a test to know they had it as most were asymptomatic. It's Covid zealots like you that are terrifying people.
689
26/01/2021 13:04:57 3 1
bbc
Yep and not one was even remotely ill... they needed a test to prove they had it. Your next point
961
26/01/2021 14:31:34 1 0
bbc
That is pure Dunning-Kruger. Congratulations...
14
26/01/2021 10:56:48 324 384
bbc
They can thank the older generation for scuppering their prospects with Brexit. Shameful.
53
26/01/2021 11:07:39 84 56
bbc
Yes, there is no unemployment or redundancy anywhere except in the UK, is there?. We have left the EU. Stop harking back and look forward.
54
26/01/2021 11:05:03 1 2
bbc
I hope banks and building societies take the pandemic into consideration when reviewing mortgage applications in the future. A lot of young may struggle to get on the housing ladder through redundancies or loss of working for a number of years before industry picks back up since Brexit and covid disruptions
70
26/01/2021 11:10:50 6 3
bbc
People who rent everything are easier to own and easier to exploit. Banks love it.
Removed
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26/01/2021 10:57:16 6 11
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This is the future!

British young men and women will wonder why they are having to work longer hours than their neighbours in Europe, and why they have no employee protection.

Those who have dual citizenship will just move away.
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26/01/2021 11:05:44 0 5
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Wish I could move away. Brexit fears have been realised.
57
26/01/2021 11:08:00 6 7
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There are 130 MPs under 40; over 400 between 40-69. There are 21 under 29. That's 3% of MPs representing young people.

Similar trends are to be found in the USA. It is a world ruled by boomers, for boomers. I am not trying to blame boomers as a generation, but they must understand that they are overrepresented in society, and vote in their own interests at the detriment of the young.
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26/01/2021 11:14:23 2 0
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No. Just that older people have a lot more experience than the young, and realise that practicality trumps idealism.
107
26/01/2021 11:18:06 2 0
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Maybe experience is valuable in some jobs, maybe under 29s don't know much yet?
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26/01/2021 11:03:10 10 6
bbc
Because you could work for 1 hour a week on a contract in which you are waiting for the call to go in and work, yet still be classed as being in full time employment nowadays
58
26/01/2021 11:08:16 5 2
bbc
Yes , nowadays we have to talk in terms of under employment because the Tories have changed the definition of employment.
193
26/01/2021 11:33:26 0 1
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It was changed under Labour...
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26/01/2021 11:08:55 5 10
bbc
If WASPI women hadn't been robbed of their pension that they paid into and forced to work another 6 years, there's have been a shed load of jobs in all industries for the " young"
85
26/01/2021 11:14:21 5 1
bbc
Why should women who live longer than men retire at 60? That is age discrimination on a massive scale. The whole WASPI argument is a busted flush.
124
26/01/2021 11:21:00 1 0
bbc
This is positive discrimination for you - but this time not working against men
35
26/01/2021 11:04:42 5 17
bbc
About time young people took some responsibility for themselves instead of moaning about older generation.
My kids are all under 30 have jobs/self employed and have never been so busy.
This includes my single parent daughter with 2 young kids.
Suggest u get off your backsides and do something about it.
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26/01/2021 11:09:09 5 1
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Hi, do you have a house? If so, when did you buy it and also for all your under 30 kids what careers are they in that makes them so fortunate? Because many young people have been sacked and many have been told they need a degree to work in roles that didn't require them 20 years ago.
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26/01/2021 11:09:40 7 4
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This is not just a price the young are paying. A lot them are working in industries we expect to be open once lockdown ends. Pubs, restaurants, holiday parks, theme parks, events, galleries, museums etc. Be a bit grim if all these places close down
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26/01/2021 10:54:29 15 23
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If you're 45+ chances are you...
- voted Brexit
- voted Tories
- are at risk from Covid

Everything this government does is in favour of people aged 45+.
Everything this government does is at expense of the next generation.
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26/01/2021 11:09:56 4 2
bbc
What a silly comment! Is the over 45 students having parties in Nottingham, London, Newcastle etc? Those people MAY be carrying this virus which means they MAY be spreading the damn thing at the expense of ALL generations!
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26/01/2021 11:09:58 77 23
bbc
I feel sorry for younger colleagues. In my traditional industry, the incumbent middle management Neanderthals who have resisted digital transformation for the past decade have struggled to adapt to WfH, yet and are now passionate advocates! The irony is anyone under 35 would have took to the new ways of work like a duck to water. We need to revaluate 'competency' and promote new ideas for growth.
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26/01/2021 11:48:18 45 15
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What I find ironic is that even people in their 60's have been exposed to technology all their lives. So middle management neanderthals should of bothered to embrace technology as it progressed from the first PC's in the 80' to the present, pure laziness in most cases !!!
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VoR
26/01/2021 12:28:03 3 1
bbc
Again, a generalisation. I work with a lot of traditional companies who were already making plans to hugely increase home working; the pandemic just brought it forward and acted as proof of concept. And that's your middle management. At the same time, we've taken on new staff, many of whom are younger, and some struggle with working from home because the work social scene isn't the norm.
26/01/2021 15:38:43 6 0
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Do you seriously think people over 35 don't know how to use a computer?

I'm 38 now and when I was a teenager WE were the first generation to truly grow up knowing a PC inside out, warts 'n all. I now work as a software developer.

I would argue that most younger people know which buttons to press on a screen, but have little to no idea how any of it works, or how to fix it if anything goes wrong.
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26/01/2021 10:58:19 41 30
bbc
When this is done there needs to be a serious effort made to thank young people who've been hit hardest economically for a disease which is less of a threat to them. Some major planning reform would be good, but no doubt we'll end up with income tax hikes and a rise in the state retirement age while the pensioners keep their bus passes and triple lock.
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26/01/2021 11:10:05 10 25
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Exactly the selfish sort of comment that creates division.
Screw the pensioners let me enjoy myself.
You wouldn't be here if it wasn't for them.
Stop moaning and get a life.
412
26/01/2021 12:08:17 3 1
bbc
The people shiners are the only ones doing well. Above inflation pay increase year after year.

Why didn’t they save more when they worked?
26/01/2021 15:32:03 0 1
bbc
If it wasn't for the pensioner's I'd be able to buy a house.
36
26/01/2021 11:04:54 5 11
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Young people need to understand that the establishment in the UK doesn't care about them at all.

DONT vote labour
DONT vote conservative

Burn it down - it is literally your only hope.
65
26/01/2021 11:10:07 1 3
bbc
If voting changed anything they would abolish it.

Voting gives these people a mandate, the belief that they represent you and I.

STOP VOTING. LET THEM EAT HUMBLE PIE.
37
26/01/2021 11:04:54 30 3
bbc
It genuinely is.

Recruiting is just utter hell. The agents want the best candidates to keep custom, so write completely rubbish ads, for instance requiring developers to need a billion languages, or needing people to have 6 years of experience for an entry level job.

If you're young, old, or need to change field, you're screwed. Can't get a foot in, because there's 300 people in front of you.
66
26/01/2021 11:10:18 8 2
bbc
Yes. Often they ask for some obscure certificate that only people already doing the job can get.
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26/01/2021 10:56:03 117 121
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Because that's what they promised to do. Over 45s voted Brexit, voted Tories (who've got more dead donors than living donors). Everything this government does is at expense of next generation.
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26/01/2021 11:10:24 26 7
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Stop trying to categorise everyone. You do not know who voted which way - voting in the UK is done by secret ballot. You might want to learn from history, too. The present "older" generation are the ones who paid for, for instance, the pensions and healthcare of the ones before them who contributed nothing to the welfare state because there wasn't one. And who actually PAID for WWII?
375
26/01/2021 12:02:27 3 1
bbc
The present older generation? Maybe the ones who are a century old. The welfare state was started in 1906, numerous rather weak welfare reforms as a response to the Boer war. The full welfare state legislation came in just after ww2 with the labour government after Churchill. The older generation benefitted the most from the welfare state.
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26/01/2021 10:53:15 35 25
bbc
This is just the start of the job losses. Most businesses can survive a couple of lockdowns but to miss out on the lucrative Christmas trading period is the final nail in the coffin.

And all this because the number deaths for 2020 were up by just 10%.
68
26/01/2021 11:10:36 43 17
bbc
And the rise in deaths with no lockdown would have been what?
12
26/01/2021 10:56:03 117 121
bbc
Because that's what they promised to do. Over 45s voted Brexit, voted Tories (who've got more dead donors than living donors). Everything this government does is at expense of next generation.
69
26/01/2021 11:10:44 5 4
bbc
Well done for repeating yourself!
54
26/01/2021 11:05:03 1 2
bbc
I hope banks and building societies take the pandemic into consideration when reviewing mortgage applications in the future. A lot of young may struggle to get on the housing ladder through redundancies or loss of working for a number of years before industry picks back up since Brexit and covid disruptions
70
26/01/2021 11:10:50 6 3
bbc
People who rent everything are easier to own and easier to exploit. Banks love it.
8
26/01/2021 10:55:03 11 12
bbc
They are paying for our Government’s incompetence.
71
26/01/2021 11:10:56 7 8
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They're paying for a global pandemic.
If you haven't noticed, unemployment rates across Europe have risen similarly.

You socialists blame everything on the government & if you can't find anything, you make it up.
158
26/01/2021 11:27:53 0 2
bbc
You can't seriously believe that this govt has done the best possible job it could? There's only a handful of countries that have seen Covid worse than we have. Nobody is saying this is an easy situation to have to handle - but that doesn't mean the govt avoid accountability. But hey, continue to live in your Daily Mail bubble, whatever keeps you comfortable :)
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26/01/2021 11:04:42 5 17
bbc
About time young people took some responsibility for themselves instead of moaning about older generation.
My kids are all under 30 have jobs/self employed and have never been so busy.
This includes my single parent daughter with 2 young kids.
Suggest u get off your backsides and do something about it.
72
26/01/2021 11:11:13 4 3
bbc
I'm in my 20s working full time, thanks to what Blair did to us I've had to buy a home 2 hours away from where I work because he created conditions that made my home unaffordable.

I'm on an equivalent income to what my father was on when he bought a house at 4x salary, except what would have been £200k if it rose in line with wages is now £1.6m and even the lowest of the market is unaffordable.
2
26/01/2021 10:51:27 278 71
bbc
Not surprised by this, the younger generation faces an Everest of obstacles to get over to achieve what previous generations had. They are rapidly being left behind.
73
26/01/2021 11:11:13 99 46
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So you think that you are the only generation to face unemployment? Try going back to the 80s, have a look what the unemployment statistics were then. Try 18% interest rates on your mortgage at the same time before you complain that previous generations had it easy. Just check some facts first.
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26/01/2021 11:21:35 42 54
bbc
Except that 1980s mortgage was £24k on average, with average salary around £8k. A couple could make the capital to pay off the mortgage in 2 years. Whereas now you have entry level positions of 20k and average house prices are 10x that - OUTSIDE of London. I think you're the one that needs to do some fact checking, maybe?
241
26/01/2021 11:40:50 6 0
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If it indicates anything, it’s that this disaffected generation thinks history is what’s right in front of their nose.
428
26/01/2021 12:11:21 5 2
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Yes, check the facts. Check house price to salary multipliers and MIRAS as well. If you had a job if was relatively easy to buy a house in the 80s. Mediator, you are only focusing on the negatives.
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26/01/2021 10:58:19 41 30
bbc
When this is done there needs to be a serious effort made to thank young people who've been hit hardest economically for a disease which is less of a threat to them. Some major planning reform would be good, but no doubt we'll end up with income tax hikes and a rise in the state retirement age while the pensioners keep their bus passes and triple lock.
74
26/01/2021 11:11:25 16 17
bbc
These wicked evil selfish pensioners were paying income tax at a basic rate of 33% of everything over £1000 in the seventies. Let’s hope you don’t have to pay anywhere near that.
414
26/01/2021 12:08:37 3 2
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You could buy a house for three times that wage.
443
26/01/2021 12:15:52 5 10
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Hmmm, now how much was £1000 worth in the 80s? On the inflation calculators I've used it would be worth between £4000-4800 in today's money. So 33% is not a bad tax rate.
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26/01/2021 10:58:24 116 24
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Purely an assumption on my part but this age group is the most likely to have been regularly changing jobs, prior to the pandemic. Because of this many of them will not have been employed for two years in a single position so will be cheap to dispose of. When the economy recovers their age and skill set will put them way ahead of any applicant who is aged 45+. That's the age group who'll struggle.
75
26/01/2021 11:11:56 146 9
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"way ahead of any applicant who is aged 45+. That's the age group who'll struggle."

They have been struggling for years anyway. Employers all want people aged 25 with 30 years experience, and want to pay them peanuts anyway. Older applicants for any jobs are rarely wanted and this pandemic won't change that.
306
26/01/2021 11:48:31 4 0
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willing and able to work as an 'apprentice' after paying to 'train' via a 'degree'
725
26/01/2021 13:15:52 8 1
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The only think i can suggest to younger people (i'm in my 40's so not exactly old) is to get a selection of skills, rather than focusing on one thing exclusively. A driving license is a great benefit (essential, really) even if you don't own a car as it opens the door to a lot of in demand jobs, which might not be what you want to do, but will keep you afloat.
26/01/2021 18:58:42 2 0
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I dont recruit anyone with less than 20 years experience, then again my industry isnt delivering pizza or stacking shelves in a supermarket.
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26/01/2021 10:56:48 324 384
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They can thank the older generation for scuppering their prospects with Brexit. Shameful.
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26/01/2021 11:12:13 67 13
bbc
As did the reportedly high proportion of young people who didn’t bother to vote in the referendum or subsequent elections
52
26/01/2021 11:07:29 23 31
bbc
"Less of a threat"? Have you seen the amount of perfectly fit, sportspeople who've caught this virus?
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26/01/2021 11:12:35 12 2
bbc
Leaving anecdotal "evidence" aside, the risk scales dramatically with age.
The fact of the matter is that if coronavirus was as bad for everyone as it is for the under 50s on average, there would have been no measures to prevent infection
5
26/01/2021 10:53:19 100 53
bbc
The price young people have had to pay for Covid is a National scandal. Why is our govt. hellbent on driving a wedge between generations?
78
26/01/2021 11:12:52 8 13
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They're not. The left are the ones who have incessantly pushed an ageist agenda.
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26/01/2021 11:24:29 9 6
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Please cite you evidence for such a sweeping assertion.
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Tom
26/01/2021 11:13:00 50 2
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Good news - at 33 I am still described as a young person.

Bad news - I might lose my job this year.

Swings and roundabouts. ??????
330
26/01/2021 11:52:42 20 1
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33 eh! A young persons playground still. Whatever you do, stick to the swings and roundabout and don't ever get on that slide!
353
26/01/2021 11:58:50 7 0
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You are but a babe in arms.
20
26/01/2021 10:58:26 207 83
bbc
The younger generation has sacrificed so much in this pandemic, despite the relatively low risk to us. I really really hope that the eventual economic rebuild takes this into account, rather than business as usual.
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26/01/2021 11:13:16 46 17
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Just ignore the grouches. Clearly at no point did you say that others haven't sacrificed anything and you only get to be young once - it should be enjoyed. Once you hit 30 everything gets pretty drab and you become the two people under your comment if you're not careful.

The young have sacrificed a year of their youth - they won't get that back!
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26/01/2021 11:52:45 10 10
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what a stereotypical idea of life and how it should be lived. a narrow time for enjoyment and fun and then downhill.There needs to be a revolution in how we see age and ageing.The older people have suffered and lost well over a year of their lives and they have less time left.Some , especially the over 85's lived during a war .I wonder if they complained about losing five years of their youth
26/01/2021 15:41:54 1 0
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At 72, so have I.

I had 2 jobs,( voluntary), enjoyed getting out a lot, and told to stay at home alone, as I am vulnerable. My doci doesn't thinks, nor do I)
A lot of my friends are young, miss them a lot.
Everyone has lost a year, the young have time to catch up after covid, I, and many like me, won't.
Maybe.
Next job is to plaster the scratches on the wall where I've been climbing then.
52
26/01/2021 11:07:29 23 31
bbc
"Less of a threat"? Have you seen the amount of perfectly fit, sportspeople who've caught this virus?
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W 6
26/01/2021 11:13:35 23 0
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Catching covid and falling seriously ill with covid are not the same thing.
24
26/01/2021 11:00:30 11 17
bbc
Also, sorry to say..... but with Brexit, a( thing most 35 and under didn't vote for), the job market and economic impacts will fall on them to pay for again, as well as the pensions of those who voted for it!
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26/01/2021 11:13:48 3 2
bbc
You do not know which people voted which way so stop trying to blame older, wiser people for things your personally don't agree with. Plenty of younger people I know voted for Brexit. Not everyone feels the need of Merkel to tell them how to live their lives.
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26/01/2021 11:26:25 2 2
bbc
Older, yes. Wiser..erm.
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26/01/2021 11:13:55 82 36
bbc
Still nowhere near the 80s levels. But what we did have in the 80s is slightly more compassion towards those unemployed. There was no hunting down everyone for sanctioning, and there were more job creation initiatives such as YOP schemes. Not perfect, but many young people did create opportunities from them.

The lack of support these days is criminal. Shame on the Tories.
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26/01/2021 11:36:57 46 23
bbc
The same Tories who were in Government in the 80s?
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26/01/2021 11:41:04 7 2
bbc
Not so sure it's not near the 80s. Just the figures are far more massaged now. Comparing on a like with like basis would be interesting. And anyone on furlough is living on the state; should be in the unemployed bracket for statistical purposes.
340
26/01/2021 11:56:16 9 12
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There is no magic money tree.Although comrade corbyn may disagree.
343
26/01/2021 11:57:02 11 2
bbc
Get real, the early 80's was utterly brutal. Talking about compassion is so far from the truth.
400
26/01/2021 12:06:37 4 2
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The YOP schemes were wholly derided by the Left at the time. The left is never right.
752
26/01/2021 13:20:32 2 2
bbc
the difference these days, is that YOP schemes wont pay enough for our entitled generations to bother going to work for, and certainly wont be cool enough.
822
26/01/2021 13:41:09 3 1
bbc
Some of the 1980s dole wallahs, as I remember, hung around on benefits and did not want a job. It is difficult to do that now.
900
26/01/2021 14:09:02 1 0
bbc
Spot on even computer courses for those willing to learn new skills !!!
GW
26/01/2021 15:10:32 0 0
bbc
You must live in the South not how we felt in the North- nothing changed!!
40
26/01/2021 11:05:11 24 21
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Think this is bad? Try the early 80's.
People on here saying the older generation didn't face obstacles, blah blah, try 15% mortgage rates and 12% unemployment and without all the safety nets and benefits around these days.
Even 6 or 7% unemployment is way below France's.
Ever wonder why so many people want to move here for a better life? Clue: it's not because it's sooooo hard.
84
26/01/2021 11:14:01 11 12
bbc
Let me wipe away those tears with the £100,000s that you made on property price rises.
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26/01/2021 11:28:02 5 0
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Those thousands are purely notional. You do not "make" that money until you sell the property, and then unless you are planning to live in a tent or a caravan, you have to buy another property anyway, at very high prices. Very few people indeed made a fortune from property - we bought houses to live in. Still, the heirs will benefit when we shuffle off, won't they?
59
26/01/2021 11:08:55 5 10
bbc
If WASPI women hadn't been robbed of their pension that they paid into and forced to work another 6 years, there's have been a shed load of jobs in all industries for the " young"
85
26/01/2021 11:14:21 5 1
bbc
Why should women who live longer than men retire at 60? That is age discrimination on a massive scale. The whole WASPI argument is a busted flush.
86
26/01/2021 11:14:32 3 6
bbc
So we may see a few less expensive PCP Audi/BMW/Mercedes out on the roads then?
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26/01/2021 11:14:38 8 6
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I feel for ALL generations including "young" people and "over 45's".

At least the "young" people have a better prospect at jobs when the economy does improve. The "over 45's" will be left on the scrapheap whilst Employers try to gain control of finances by exploiting the "cheaper" end of the labour market (lower wages).

I don't see any of the young mentioning that on here.
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26/01/2021 11:20:08 3 0
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I don't think many of the young have considered that position since they are worrying about finding a job in the first place.
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26/01/2021 11:14:38 131 17
bbc
The gig economy. What a vast, cruel con-trick played on the young.

'Enjoy a flexible life-style, get a barrista- cool degree, work all hours or no hours, hiptster'.
Tatoos and pony tails don't cut it when you're pushing 35 and your industry has just been trashed.

Still it kept th e tax revenues coming and the unemployment figures down
269
26/01/2021 11:43:35 73 6
bbc
and is the way that the entire western world has gone. Why copy the Yanks with their 'hire and fire' gun-toting economy?
405
26/01/2021 12:07:04 12 2
bbc
It's not like young people requested zero hour contracts and gig work, it's all there was that would employ them, everyone else wants 5 years experience for an entry level position.
872
26/01/2021 13:58:30 1 0
bbc
Most people on flexible jobs/gig economy probably don't pay taxes as they earn so little.
40
26/01/2021 11:05:11 24 21
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Think this is bad? Try the early 80's.
People on here saying the older generation didn't face obstacles, blah blah, try 15% mortgage rates and 12% unemployment and without all the safety nets and benefits around these days.
Even 6 or 7% unemployment is way below France's.
Ever wonder why so many people want to move here for a better life? Clue: it's not because it's sooooo hard.
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26/01/2021 11:15:25 2 0
bbc
15% mortgage rates are only high if you're not also buying the house worth the equivalent of 2-3 years full time salary at absolute max. Nowadays its 10-15x more realistically, so people are all but locked into 25yr terms, but its still much cheaper than renting.
28
26/01/2021 11:02:41 9 10
bbc
Our youth would have better job prospects if the doors hadn't been flung open creating excessive competition for vacancies.
90
26/01/2021 11:08:55 3 4
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You got your Brexit. Now is the time to quit blaming all your problems on immigrants
245
26/01/2021 11:41:02 2 1
bbc
So all the people flooding into the country over recent years (and decades) all brought jobs (and houses) with them, did they? You really should stop and think before dragging Brexit into everything. More and more people chasing fewer and fewer jobs helps who exactly? Oh yes, the rich business owners.
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26/01/2021 10:51:27 278 71
bbc
Not surprised by this, the younger generation faces an Everest of obstacles to get over to achieve what previous generations had. They are rapidly being left behind.
91
26/01/2021 11:09:00 99 34
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Perhaps the younger generation would like to go back to - black and white tv with 3 stations on for half the day. No internet. No central heating or double glazing. Shared phone lines, if any at all. One clapped out Morris Minor as the family transport if you are fortunate. A much simpler array of food in the shops. Camping in Wales rather than international gap year. Starting work at 16. Etc.
108
26/01/2021 11:18:18 31 14
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But people were happier in general and local communities and shops thrived
118
26/01/2021 11:20:02 49 62
bbc
Always amuses me when older generations revert to trite remarks akin to the 4 Yorkshiremen sketch, instead of being able to consider the validity of today's problems.
151
26/01/2021 11:26:23 6 21
bbc
That all improved as a result of joining the EU and now many people want to turn back the clock to the detriment of future generations.
408
26/01/2021 12:08:03 2 0
bbc
They wouldn’t survive 24 hours
92
26/01/2021 11:15:49 3 2
bbc
Manage the situay, have an exit strategy and open up the economy asap. This endless fire fighting cycle of lockdowns is way past it's sell buy date. It hasn't worked and it's destroying lives and the economy.
36
26/01/2021 11:04:54 5 11
bbc
Young people need to understand that the establishment in the UK doesn't care about them at all.

DONT vote labour
DONT vote conservative

Burn it down - it is literally your only hope.
93
26/01/2021 11:15:55 1 0
bbc
Other people also need to understand exactly the same thing. It's not age-related at all.

The "major parties" care only about themselves and their donors.
36
26/01/2021 11:04:54 5 11
bbc
Young people need to understand that the establishment in the UK doesn't care about them at all.

DONT vote labour
DONT vote conservative

Burn it down - it is literally your only hope.
94
Ads
26/01/2021 11:16:03 0 0
bbc
So you advocate Fascism?
359
26/01/2021 12:00:09 0 0
bbc
Refusing to vote is not Facism.
21
26/01/2021 10:59:21 12 6
bbc
Zero hire, hire and fire, its not just started.. Who let in this American Practice ?
95
26/01/2021 11:10:48 0 4
bbc
The reason many EU countries have much higher unemployment than us is because it is so difficult to sack awkward workers, so companies don't gamble with taking on new staff very often.
25
26/01/2021 11:01:04 22 6
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Recently read that over 900 people applied for a job selling doughnuts at a food stall. It will be a harder job trying to find a job than doing a job.
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26/01/2021 11:11:21 6 2
bbc
So we don't need all those EU workers then?
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26/01/2021 11:32:16 12 1
bbc
We never did. It was done to keep wages down, and guess who benefits from that? Clue - not people on low wages.......

What we should have done was endure our people were trained to do jobs that actually exist and that a life on benefits was not available to the inherently idle, of which there are far fewer than the media would have us believe but who get all claimants a bad name.
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26/01/2021 11:16:04 3 4
bbc
"Many firms fear that they may not be able to survive"
How many times have I heard that in the last year.
Soon Sunak will fall for it again and dole out even more money.
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26/01/2021 11:07:27 30 76
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Seriously, exactly what have you sacrificed unless you are at school ?
The only thing you have sacrificed is not being able to get high/drunk at the weekends.
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26/01/2021 11:16:04 36 12
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So torytilidie1, you know Ragamachina personally then? You know that Raga.... gets high/drunk at the weekend or are you just making a baseless judgement which just goes to illustrate your own ignorance and anti youth bias.
What a disgraceful comment.
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26/01/2021 12:22:12 0 0
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silly response to a silly comment. obviously torytilidie was talking on average not about a single person.
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26/01/2021 10:55:10 12 9
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Irrelevant. Our true unemployment level is nearer 10% when furlough finishes
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26/01/2021 11:16:25 2 3
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Typical leftist negativity.
It's almost certain furlough won't end until restrictions are loosened.
No doubt you'll be blaming the government for increasing taxation next year, whilst ignoring the need to do so being to pay for the furlough scheme & other employment protection measures.
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26/01/2021 11:04:42 5 17
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About time young people took some responsibility for themselves instead of moaning about older generation.
My kids are all under 30 have jobs/self employed and have never been so busy.
This includes my single parent daughter with 2 young kids.
Suggest u get off your backsides and do something about it.
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26/01/2021 11:13:47 0 0
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Are you Margaret Thatcher...are you still alive?