Radically unemployable British youth

Dalrymple writes that the British élite, characterised as it is by long-term intellectual torpor, moral cowardice, incompetence and careerist opportunism, somehow manages

not to notice what has long been apparent to anyone who has taken a short walk with his eyes open down any frequented British street: that a considerable proportion of the country’s young population is ugly, aggressive, vicious, badly educated, uncouth and criminally inclined.

British youth,

while it is lacking in self-respect, is full of self-esteem: it believes itself entitled to a high standard of living, and other things, without any effort on its part.

Dalrymple points out that although youth unemployment in Britain is very high, about 20 per cent of those aged under 25, the country has had to import young foreign labour for a long time, even for unskilled work in the service sector.

No sensible employer in a service industry would choose a young Briton if he could have a young Pole; the young Pole is not only likely to have a good work ethic and refined manners, he is likely to be able to add up and — most humiliating of all — to speak better English than the Briton.

After

compulsory education (or intermittent attendance at school) up to the age of 16 costing $80,000 a head, about one-quarter of British children cannot read with facility or do simple arithmetic. It makes you proud to be a British taxpayer.

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