The rise of US forced prison labour | NAFTA and the decline of blue collar America

America and the UK both share a long history of respectable blue collar employment. Jobs which didn’t need particular qualifications but which offered respect, a pension, and enough income to own a house and a car and raise a family. If you kept your nose clean and did the right thing you could get on,… Read More The rise of US forced prison labour | NAFTA and the decline of blue collar America

Immigration bill | Ministers who have never worked and voters who don’t work any more

Parliament has debated the new immigration bill this week. Government announcements are heavy on Brexity slogans about taking back control and “Global Britain”, but the reality is that the Bill gives Ministers the power to exclude people from the UK labour market who don’t hold a high level qualification and aren’t a higher earner. Decisions… Read More Immigration bill | Ministers who have never worked and voters who don’t work any more