Growing our own domestic work force or how Freedom of Movement defused the UK’s demographic time bomb, but Johnson’s Hard #Brexit, endorsed by Starmer’s Labour has armed and exploded it …

The ramblings of a former DWP Civil Servant ...

King Aeëtes of Colchis sows the Hydra’s teeth and prays to the goddess Hecate. Seven armed skeletons, the “children of the Hydra’s teeth”, emerge from the ground to battle Jason and the Argonauts.

The growing labour and skill shortages across the economy of the United Kingdom are fundamentally down to the explosion of the UK’s demographic time bomb.

The UK has an ageing population with an ageing, shrinking, domestic workforce with, just as importantly, an ageing, shrinking, domestic business owning class.

More people are retiring from the UK labour market at one end than are entering it at the other.

Freedom of Movement mostly defused the UK’s demographic time bomb.

Boris Johnson’s Hard Brexit, freely endorsed by Keir Starmer’s Labour, armed the bomb and it has now exploded.

Over a decade ago, civil servants as lowly as Executive Officers in the Department for Work and Pensions, like myself, were…

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