It’s no surprise, that the UK public understands that we need manufacturing to survive, nor any surprise, that they don’t want their children to become engineers.
Despite the fact that much of our quality of life is because of engineering and engineers, you will find few who after long years of commitment, can show you any substantial reward or recognition for their efforts.
If you want to get rich then become a senior civil servant, captain of commerce or gambling financier anything that latches on to the public purse, where there is little or no control.
Only if you want to make a real contribution to society will you become an engineer, you will have to do it for personal satisfaction, as you probably won’t be getting a decent salary or living standard, from your effort.
Little has changed since Margret Thatcher’s Tory government, when in 1980 their, frenzy broke imaginary union power at the expense of wreaking Millions of working people’s lively hood.
The price for that victory is the current UK economic disaster.
It has only been delayed by miss spent wealth of North Sea oil and gas, (now vanishing), privatisation of essential UK assets, (now in foreign control), and a financial industry, (that has failed in every aspect of its usefulness), and remains bankrupt by any measure.
The manufacturing festival in Cleg’s Sheffield, will trumpet every new technology to be found, in a desperate bid to convince us and themselves, that they can stop our economic decline, but the vacuous promises they continue to make, as every day they fail us.
The acid test for any new technology must be measured by what value of EXPORTS can they achieve and sustain, and by what improvement they can bring to our society.
Britain might have the most internet buyers and sellers but is it bringing real wealth which will sustain our decaying society.
“I and many believe it is not” and what we need are real wealth creation policies.
Policies initiated by a government who believe, that government participation and co-ordination, can make a difference, rather than one that believes in getting rid of it.
For those of us who remember the words of Matshuita – we have been beaten by Kiazen and it
is our leaders who have lead us, to that demise.
We have a government of NO ideas because of their sheltered by family wealth.
Wealth accumulated in the era of the deliberately orchestrated Tory dream years.
An era, of private companies of vested interests, milking the tax payer.
Let’s get back to basics and start industrialising our society, with engineering at the forefront, rather than denying it, and hiding it in the cellar……..
Industrialisation is the only way back to wealth and an improving society…..