We need some tough love to get people off welfare and into Pret
Ministers should face down the Lords over benefit curbs – the workers are on their side.
9:14PM GMT 12 Jan 2012
Just outside the House of Commons lies a sandwich shop which exhibits the most intractable problem in politics. Pret A Manger is a brilliant British success story, with its formula of soups, sandwiches and sushi having been rolled out across the country and even taken to New York. But as customers of its London shops know, Pret has another characteristic: its ever-cheerful staff are almost exclusively immigrants. In a city with 770,000 on benefits, this is a sign that something in the economy is deeply broken.
One can hardly blame Pret. What happens in its sandwich shops is being repeated all over a country where the government pays several million natives not to work.
Read the full story here: The Telegraph
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- Pret A Manger defends hiring foreign workers in jobs row (telegraph.co.uk)
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