this is our vision: [...] drawing on the talents of all to create British jobs for British workers.
And I want the new green technologies of the future to be the source of British jobs in British businesses.Jim Murphy, apparently, doesn't agree, he's said
this free movement of labour across Europe is a great thing for Scots and for people throughout Britain
It's absolutely a consequence of Brown's speech:
Speaking on Friday from Wilton, on Teesside, one protester urged the prime minister to take action, saying: "All we want is for Gordon Brown to fulfil his promise. He said British jobs for British workers."Some of the protesters have been saying that the protest is 'not racist' but is about foreign labour undercutting domestic workers in wage costs. I disagree - it is racist, otherwise the protest would be about the wages being paid rather than about who they were being paid to. It's a xenophobic protest and it's directly attributable to Gordon Brown's encouragement of British isolationism, done as some kind of signal to the mythical 'Middle England' (come, Frodo, vote Labour) that he's not some crazy Jock with a Braveheart attitude - with a side order of 'dish-the-Nats-back-home' for good measure.
Is this truly worth a few political points Mr Brown?