British youth can’t read or write, business leader claims in immigrants jobs row – Telegraph

British youth can’t read or write, business leader claims in immigrants jobs row – Telegraph.

Too many young people are unable to read, write or communicate properly and do not work hard, a business leader claimed, as mass immigration is named by the Government as the biggest threat to challenging the benefits culture.

9:02AM BST 01 Jul 2011

The Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, David Frost, said business leaders knew there was a problem with youth unemployment but they could not afford to ignore cheaper skilled foreign workers.

Mr Frost said employers needed the “best people” and identified what he said were the problems with too many of Britain’s youth, in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

He said businesses expected “young people to come forward to them who are able to read, write, communicate and have a strong work ethic and too often that’s not the case”.

Read the full story here: The Daily Telegraph

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