#AceFinanceNews – BRITAIN – April 09 – It was back in 1944 that the great challenge for post-war Britain was defined as eradicating the scourge of unemployment.
Now even George Osborne seems to have heard the news that full employment is an essential aim of any government, although nearly a million young people out of work will be rightly sceptical about his government’s ability to deliver.
But the Chancellor is not only 70 years too late; he is also at least a decade out-of-date.
Today, full employment – and getting people back to work – remains an absolutely necessary ambition but one that has become insufficient.
People know that work no longer guarantees the better future for their families they used to expect.
They are asking: what kind of work, what kind of wages – and what kind of prospects?
So there is now a clear divide emerging ahead of the election: on one side, the Conservative Party boasting how it has solved the cost-of-living crisis; and, on the other side, the vast majority of the British people who know that it has not.