Thursday 6 March 2003

Depressing news

This letter from George Lindsay is spot-on:
The only employment growth area is in the public sector, where 33 per cent of the working popu-lation is now employed (that is, every two private sector employees are supporting one public sector employee).
Over 40% of men in Dundee are classified as long-term unemployed. I believe that the figure in Glasgow is over 20%. "Stalin's Granny" is proud that the public sector is thriving. Doesn't she realise that Scotland's huge public sector is the cause of our low growth economic rate? Of course not. The Scotsman today tells us that only eight out of 129 MSPs have any business experience. It's all too depressing.