People in Carlisle are worse off as double-dip recession bites
Last updated at 12:29, Monday, 18 June 2012
People in Carlisle are becoming worse off as the grip of the double-dip recession tightens on the city.
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There appears to be a common theme to many of the N&S's regional economic articles - Carlisle is in general economic decline!It seems clear that Carlisle (and the rest of the UK) is going through a very painful economic correction and recession. We had a great time in the 10 years leading up to 2008 ('property prices could never fall', we'd 'buy now and pay later' because we were certain we'd continue to make plenty of cash. Now is the time for the big hangover after the big party.
However, it does seem to be the least well-off and least qualified who bear the brunt in situations like this. You might argue that maybe they should educate themselves, or maybe they should try harder to find work. This would help, of course, but it also misses the central point - the economy is in bad shape, so there are few jobs.
Ian, since you have posted here and there is no other opportunity to ask the question.Can you please tell us if an editorial policy exists for the decision as to which stories allow comments and which dont? If a policy exists, what is it?Certain very high profile stories that would generate substantial comment have not had the comments option. I have noticed a pattern emerging about stories that involve specific subject matter not having comments.
I think people should realise that times have changed considerably from the 50's 60''s and 70's. They cannot expect a job for life and must be prepared to lower their expectations. As an employer I am convinced that a person who has taken on a menial job to stay in work has more chance of progressing to a better standard of employment. Most employers appreciate people who are happy to work at a job for which they are over qualified than those who moan about the lack of opportunity. I would also advise young people to grasp the chance to increase their educational standards.