Wednesday, 24 October 2012
Cllr Leigh Drennan on youth unemployment
Young Cllr Drennen performs quite well in this interview with young people from Refugee Action's Gateway Protection Programme. Of course Cllr Drennan's hands are tied when it comes to discussing the real cause of youth unemployment. Far too many bubbles would be burst if discussion shifted to the bloated labour market which is the direct cause of mass youth unemployment.
If this was a live interview and you could put a question directly to Cllr Drennan regarding youth unemployment, what question would you like to put to him in his capacity as a Tameside councillor and as an official mouthpiece of the Labour Party?
My question would be: Do you think the open door immigration policy of the Labour government 1997-2010 which led to five million+ new immigrant arrivals permanently settling in the UK has contributed towards the current crisis of record levels of youth unemployment?