Opinion: A look at the issues of today

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 April 2018


Get driving for Britain after we leave the EU

Another day another study looking at the effects of Brexit.

Pretty soon there’ll be more research on this than the big question, is chocolate good for you. (Spoiler alert: If it is, it’s only ever about the bitter dark chocolate, so don’t get too excited by headlines.)

After we leave the EU we will have a shortage of some workers apparently. There won’t be enough drivers, sewing machinists and cyber security candidates.

However, I imagine we’ll still be OK for people going on X Factor.

Research by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that the shortage has already begun.

I’m not sure how we can be seeing a drought of drivers when every car on the road seems to be an Uber. If you need a commercial driver just hire one of those.

Sewing machinists I don’t know about other than what I know from watching the documentary on the subject called Coronation Street.

By looking at that the life of a sewing machinists seems very dramatic, no wonder no one wants to do it.

The really worrying one is the shortage of cyber security experts. We have recently seen the number of cyber attacks on the UK go up by 300per cent. No one knows if it’s North Korea or Russia.

There’s a stand-up comedian I have worked with called Alistair Barrie who has done great material about Vladimir Putin and in one of my Edinburgh Festival shows I did a whole bit on Kim Jong Un.

I now have friends doing a sweepstake on which of us will live the longest.

If you voted for Brexit surely you should be willing to step up to the plate.

Where there’s a candidate shortage you should apply for the job. Get driving for Britain. That way you can write whatever you want on the side of your bus.

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