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Hinsliff, Gaby

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The Guardian - United Kingdom | 12/03/2015

British firms prefer to hire foreigners

British bosses should have the right to give preferential treatment to British citizens when hiring, the head of the UK Independence Party Ukip, Nigel Farage, said in a TV interview aired on Thursday. He could be in for an unpleasant surprise, the left-liberal daily The Guardian observes: "Were employers given a legal right to discriminate freely on grounds of nationality, the awkward thing is that we might discover some are already doing so; it's just that the nationality they want to favour isn't British. … On the same day that Farage's comments surfaced, it emerged that a council-owned company in Carmarthenshire had recently advertised for 'recycling operatives', noting the ability to speak Polish would be an advantage. ... Are Poles getting these jobs and others like them, all over the country, because employers are too crippled by political correctness to choose Britons? Or because young, often childless, migrant workers are disproportionately able and willing to take tough, low-paid, jobs?"

The Guardian - United Kingdom | 20/01/2013

Cameron's impatience on foreign policy

At least three British citizens were among those killed in the hostage crisis in Algeria. In his statement on Sunday, Prime Minister David Cameron called for a "global response" to the terrorist threat. For the left-liberal daily The Guardian this is a telling example of Cameron's impatience on foreign policy issues: "Cameron's instinct is to roll up his sleeves and have a bash on the grounds that it must be better than doing nothing: pick a fight with Brussels, send in a taskforce, shake things up, kick some tyres. There is undeniably something of the bull in the china shop about it, as Kofi Annan seemed to be hinting when he described the unrest in Mali as collateral damage from that same war in Libya. But then again, the humanitarian catastrophe now unfolding in Syria confirms that while intervening sometimes carries a terrible price, so can doing nothing. As defence and foreign budgets shrink, while public resistance to anything that threatens mass casualties grows, we will need to get far smarter about where and how the west uses what muscle it still has."

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