Opinion – Nick Clegg says threat of wealthy Brexit elite and populism damages UK | Politics | The Guardian

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This is an excellent read in the Guardian, reporting on Nick Clegg‘s hard-hitting speach at Chatham House. Clegg highlights how a  brew of rightwing EU bashers are playing on voter insecurity and cuts, fanning populist ideas is pushing Britain to margins

Source: Nick Clegg says threat of wealthy Brexit elite and populism damages UK | Politics | The Guardian

As pressure against a hard-Brexit increases, Clegg is timely to paint this vivid picture. Simply, this is the Far-Right elite and their populist message, leveraging their own advantage off the hardship of the majority.

It’s a shame that Clegg did not highlight the equally dangerous threat of the Far Left who have infiltrated  the Labour Party. This week the Economist highlights that Jeremy Corbyn is lukewarm towards Brexit and more focused on domestic revolution in the UK.

Thoughts?

Reblog – The computerisation of European jobs | Jeremy Bowles at Bruegel.org

 

I’m reblogging this popular blog. Technology is the real elephant in the room that the political classes ignore. Surely it trumps labor market reform (see related blog on France) as immigration controls which underpin a hard-Brexit?

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This is an excellent, must-read article from think-tank, Bruegel. Check it out!

via The computerisation of European jobs | Jeremy Bowles at Bruegel.org.

The article looks at latest research which estimates the probability of Europe’s jobs being replaced with a computer or robot. For sure, many traditional middle and working class jobs are at risk. Millennials or their parents and grand-parents might think that the solution is choosing careers at least risk. But the most popular careers will attract the most competition.

Any thoughts on best practice for choosing a future career in Europe?

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