I'll run it by Lukasz and Barton at 5 a sides on Tuesday and with my ex-colleague (Polish) Paulina and I'll get back to you. Not sure if I should include my missus in the opinion poll also, she was born in Brazil but holds dual nationality with Portugal also. So, she's west Europe as well as 3rd world country. Please advise.Go into your local WMC/Labour club and tell the lads drinking in there that their job in their hometown on a production line should be up for competition from the whole of Europe. Then tell them that you're on their side, and they should vote for a party that believes exactly that, and watch them laugh in your face.
Highly skilled well paid jobs in the UK absolutely should be subject to the forces of globalisation, as we're happy to go abroad and take advantage of identical roles there.
However at why point did we on the Left decide that low skilled, low paid jobs in the UK should be subject to those very same market forces/the power of globalisation. At what point did we become thatcherites?