News today that one in five eighteen to twenty four year olds is unemployed is indeed terrible. Are we to suppose this figure represents those actively seeking work and does not include young people in further or higher education, on gap years backpacking round the world of just sitting around getting shit - faced (as Brother Bastion did for several years at that age).
Also what about those who have taken themselves off the "available for work" register because they did not fancy having their benefits stopped for turning down a job as a sex worker. These people are now mostly living off Mum and Dad.
But with our industrial base having been demolished by thirty years wild adventures in free market lunacy, our agricultural base having been eroded by politically correct policies that paid British farmers to "look after the environment" while we imported cabbages from Hungary eggs from Turkey and chickens from Thailand, what can we do. How can we possibly find meaningful work for these young people?
Bring back slavery, that's how.