BORIS JOHNSON IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH REALITY,
Boris Johnson is out of touch following his comments about the increasing amount of young Londoners who are unable to find work.
In the week that it was revealed that unemployment had risen by 118,000 to 2.68million, the highest figure since 1994, the Mayor of London has said that young Londoners need to match the energy of foreigners and pointed out there were around 30,000 mid-market and lower skilled job vacancies in London.
UKIP believes that these comments will do nothing to inspire young Londoners seeking work. They also fail to address the real problems that exist when it comes to ensuring that youngsters in the capital are adequately equipped to successfully apply for vacancies and achieve employment.
Boris is out of touch on this matter and has shown borderline contempt for youngsters who just want a job.
It is not simply a case of matching the energy of foreigners who successfully filled the jobs on offer; the problem is far more deep-rooted than that.
Many young Londoners are hampered by the failings in our education system which does not always equip school leavers with the necessary skills to find work.
Five years ago the Public Accounts Committee revealed that 51,000 pupils left school without a GCSE of at least D-G grade in Maths, and 39,000 left without grade this in English.
Those school leavers will be in their early 20s now and unless they have been able lucky enough to get a second crack of the whip will be competing for jobs against better educated foreign workers.
Boris should be calling for a better education system, not providing cheap sound bites that he hopes will give him a poll boost.
Mayor of London’s remarks go some way towards demonising young Londoners and will not be well received by those who believe he has had privileged upbringing.
Boris is not providing any solutions but simply having a go at the young unemployed in London.
He has been lucky enough to have a decent private education and I doubt he has never experienced the soul destroying feeling of having dozens of job applications rejected.