Why do we want to increase the labour that must be performed?October 9, 2019 Tim Worstallclimate change18 CommentsJeremy Corbyn will unveil plans to create another 70,000 jobs in offshore windfarms previousDon’t believe newspaper numbers about drugsnextIsn’t logic lovely? 18 thoughts on “Why do we want to increase the labour that must be performed?” john77 October 9, 2019 at 9:25 am How many people work offshore per windfarm? Not a lot as the pictures do not show anything where a man can stand up Baron Jackfield October 9, 2019 at 9:26 am He just neglects to mention that most of the jobs will be created in China… Andrew C October 9, 2019 at 9:28 am @John77 Missing the socialist point. You do not have to ‘work’ in a state owned industry in order to be ’employed’ by it. squawkbox October 9, 2019 at 9:32 am Pedalling strongly? The Victorians anticipated him with treadmills in their prisons. Diogenes October 9, 2019 at 9:50 am If it construction activity then it is hard to imagine where these 70,000 people will come from. I imagine that offshore construction and maintenance is a sector with negative spare capacity, ie fewer people than jobs on a global basis, before trying to expand the requirement. It takes a special kind of mind to think that people will queue up to take these jobs when there are so many who cannot even be arsed to pick fruit Stonyground October 9, 2019 at 10:11 am I know from an inside source that the engineers that maintain wind turbines are very highly qualified and have to do continuous training courses to keep their certifications up to date. Much of this is essential safety training including stuff about working at heights of course. I don’t think that the kind of people who sit watching daytime TV will be considered for any of these jobs. Dave Ward October 9, 2019 at 10:46 am All those “jobs” which Steptoe intends to “Create” are entirely dependent on the subsidies which keep the “Renewable Energy” bandwagon rolling on… Jim October 9, 2019 at 10:47 am Let me guess, of those 70k jobs, were they to be created by State fiat, all the dangerous work on construction, ships, diving etc would be done by men, without any mention of gender bias, but a strict 50/50 male female ratio would apply to the safer land based office jobs……….. Ducky McDuckface October 9, 2019 at 10:58 am 70,000 jobs in offshore wind farms? That’s an awful lot of pedalling. Andrew C October 9, 2019 at 11:05 am @Jim The safer jobs would also be declared to be equivalent to the dangerous jobs so equal pay rules would apply. Jim October 9, 2019 at 11:11 am @Andrew C: I nearly wrote that too! And obviously true. Gamecock October 9, 2019 at 11:14 am I spent 37 years in industry trying to ELIMINATE jobs. Jobs are a COST, not a benefit. Rob October 9, 2019 at 11:25 am 69,900 of these will be in a new Head Office dedicated to ensuring the other 100 are under strict political control. Newmania October 9, 2019 at 11:36 am If we ran the country on rubber band power we could create millions of twisting up jobs dearieme October 9, 2019 at 12:04 pm May I just say that this morning I saw a joke in the Guardian. An actual joke, as in it made me laugh. Even when we took the Guardian years ago, I don’t think I ever saw a joke. https://www.theguardian.com/football/who-scored-blog/2019/oct/09/premier-league-10-standout-statistics-season-so-far dearieme October 9, 2019 at 9:53 pm Bah! I’ve just clicked through: it wasn’t a joke, it was a mistake which they have now corrected. I should have guessed that light-hearted humour at the G could only be accidental. BniC October 9, 2019 at 11:54 pm ‘a strict 50/50 male female ratio would apply to the safer land based office jobs’ More like a strict 50/50 ratio would apply to all the jobs regardless so the women would get most of not all the safer land based office jobs to compensate for the men working the offshore jobs Bloke in North Dorset October 10, 2019 at 7:03 am Ah, but what about men who identify as women, but only during working hours? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.