And you thought IDS stood for Iain Duncan Smith. Ha! He is "indolent" in that it is laziness on his part that he cannot be bothered to be truthful, instead relying on deceit and in so doing exhibiting a 'bending of the knee' to a higher power.
He has today implored business orgranisations in this countrty to employ British workers in precedence to those from overseas. As The Boiling Frog - and he has, I believe, now reached boiling point - posts, this is but a rehash of Gordon Brown's plea for "British jobs for British workers" - an aim which was shown then to be completely unachievable.
As Fact Check points out:
"The Government has already capped the number of non-EU foreign nationals allowed to work in Britain, but there’s nothing it can do about EU members. As part of the European Union, our borders are open to EU nationals coming to live and work in Britain. This has seen the number of EU immigrants rise from 26 per cent of all immigrants in September 2000, to 34 per cent in September 2010..........FactCheck ran through the stats with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) – non-EU workers accounted for 54 per cent of all foreign workers in 1997 and 53 per cent in 2010."
The problem with IDS' plea is that it is all part of the problem the politicians themselves have created by their wish - or acceding to the wish of their dictatorial leaders - to continue membership of the European Union and all that that entails. As Fact Check reports, Paul Griffin, the head of employment law at the law firm DBS, said: "Any favouring of British workers above those from the EU or anywhere else if they have the right to work here, could make an employer liable for a claim for direct race discrimination under the Equalities Act." To repeat the last paragraph of the Fact Check posting, IDS can plead all he likes with businesses to hire Brits but there are plenty of legal and financial reasons why they’ll choose not to.
To Iain Duncan Smith we can but point out that he has been party to opening the Pandoras Box, ie, creating an evil that cannot be undone (well, it can but not one of the political leaders in this country has the guts to do it) and also, that he needs to be reminded of an old adage, one that is applicable to all of our political elite, namely "What a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive".
Like many of his political colleagues, IDS has two choices to make - one that is becoming nearer by the day, a choice of two 'H's: Honesty or Hanging.......................
IDS needs to remember that the jury is about to deliver it's verdict on our political elite!