PM will lose one more job... his own
LABOUR will be WIPED OUT at the next election because of anger over foreign workers taking British jobs, warned one of the party’s most respected MPs last night.
Ex-Welfare Minister Frank Field told the News of the World: “Failure to deliver British jobs to British workers could wipe Labour out.
“Labour must get a grip now — otherwise their actions will feed the British National Party.”
Wildcat strikes have exploded across Britain in protest over hundreds of Italian and Portuguese workers snapping up precious jobs on a £200 million oil refinery project.
Mass demonstrations are expected to sweep the country again next week, spreading outside the energy sector.
Gordon Brown sparked fury yesterday by slamming the strikes as “indefensible”.
He claimed: “No government is doing more to try and find ways that we can help people who are unemployed back into work as quickly as possible.”
In an interview today he also claims: “We are better placed. The reason is we’ve got low interest rates, low inflation, low public debt.” But union leaders slammed the PM as out of touch. Unite officer Bernard McAuley warned: “If we lose this battle our industry will go to the wall.
“We want jobs to be given to local people first. We have got to make the government understand.” Furious workers will regroup at the Lindsey refinery near Immingham, Lincs, before dawn on Monday as the revolt grows.
Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary, said last night: “Unless we get a commitment from the government to help engineering and construction workers, we will have more trouble.”But Business Secretary Peter Mandelson said: “It would be a huge mistake to retreat from a policy where UK companies can operate in Europe and European companies can operate here.
“Protectionism would be a sure fire way of turning recession into depression.”