investment will result in a skilled work force - hopefully. The
government will also stimulate innovation, creativity and Research
& Development (for business - but no mention of a need for
innovation or creativity in the public sector). This aligns with
the economic idea that our post industrial economy has reached a
stagnant equilibrium - the strategy of importing cheap labour and
hiding in the EU protection racket has predictably run-out-of steam
- to survive in the new world we need to move to a strategy based
on innovation, excellence, (real work, real money, self-suffucuency
and sustainabliity - just joking - not there yet), and free trade.
The fear that
the economy will be starved of skilled and unskilled workers if
we control our borders is resolved (obviously) by a system for evaluating
skills shortages and 'meeting that legitimate need' by an intelligently
balanced combination of work visas and training.
The Unions will
be heavily involved in the new education system, the skills shortage
/ immigration / training system - and the development of the regional
development strategy. HUM
torn apart by 'immigration and political neglect' will be listened
to, will be considered in the new fair regional policies and will
be helped by a Migrant Impact Fund. Modern slavery and exploitation
will be ended.
be .....not much analysis of what the problems are, what the phrase
the 'market is broken' is supposed to mean, how the different problems
arose or what to do to solve each aspect of the problem.
will be amended to impose new duties in relation to community and
the environment ??????
The box bottom
left is my own reaction - that the public sector's handling of the;
NHS, welfare, education, housing, asylum, immigration, prisons,
etc., is now widely regarded as incompetent and self-serving - more
concerned with self-perpetuation and ideology than serving the public.
These pooling and sharing institutions were the crowning glory of
our civilization - but they depend on public support and commitment.
Unfortunately they have been brought into disrepute to the extent
that the general public now see them as a problem - as the enemy.
Bringing the public sector into disrepute should be a special class
of crime - to reflect the importance of the institution these people
have damaged. We should institute a Zero tolerance policy for cover-ups
and incompetence. I think the Labour Party's uncritical belief in
the role an unreformed public sector would play in their
plan for the future is misguided. We need innovation education and
R & D for the public sector as well as for the business economy.