Comment: This is very welcome indeed. However just like Race Discriminations Laws since 1976 – this too will have to run and run until all the aggrieved older people are long gone. I am not a pessimist but a realist.
The Chancellor has only just mentioned what I have maintained all along – that we must ensure that we have the educational edge in the Global labour market. This incompetent government has ruined a whole generation of young pupils through ideologica experimentation. Having realised that they have made a sorry mess – they now wish to go back to the basics – which is what I have been preaching since 1980s as a Chairman of First Scholl Governors viz that there ought to be equality of access for both sexes right to University level, that there ought to be compulsory physical training, inter-school games, athletics, after school activities, lessons in nutrition, how to prepare healthy meals, science applied to health and how to be responsible citizens and learning the three R’s. Having eroded these values – we have been producing dunces of this World who cannot count, spell, write, analyse or speak properly to sell themselves in the current labour market..
What sort of role models and older people they’d make? The turn-around must happen now lest we want all our future service industry jobs to go to overseas graduates. The future migration may not be as much in people ‘swarming’ the coasts of Britain but of jobs that will inevitably go to the best value-for-money quality service providers living in their own countries some where on this Earth. That is the reality of economic migration – outwards – permanently.
Britain had better watch it! (please excuse any mistakes as my ability to proof read my own text is limited by vision which is grossly undermined by my malfunctioning PC)