What I'd like to know is why aren't there enough people in Britain to do all the jobs?
There isn’t a balance between the jobs that need doing and the number of people available to do them, that always adds up to zero. When there was free movement, people from all over Europe could move to the place where there were jobs that suited their qualifications and ambitions. Now they can’t. For many of us, moving from the UK to Spain to work was exactly the same as moving from Sussex to Yorkshire. Can you imagine if there were rules that said you couldn’t move from Sussex to Yorkshire? Would people be saying “why can’t all the Yorkshire people do the jobs, they must be lazy?”
Silly analogy, I know, but I think it works.
If the government had been bright enough to work out that there were going to be issues because of lack of suitably trained people to do the jobs, they had 5 years to do something about it, between 2016 and 2021. But they didn’t bother. So I’ll be continuing to beat the government Septimia, with any stick I can find.