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Perhaps in this case he should make an exception! read on ..

Profiling President Elect Donald Trump


Field work

Speaking from experience having worked in various roles both at home and abroad: –  

it’s something we’re all touched by; something we’re all implicit in.
Almost everyone knows or employs ‘someone who comes from abroad and helps-out’.
We each and all create the demand for our migrant workforce! We share joint and several responsibility!
If we’re sick or old we need a steady supply of nurses, cooks and cleaners. If we grow crops or prepare food we need pickers and packers. If we work professionally we most likely have need for cleaners, carers and child-minders at some point.

More recognition needed for foreign Qualifications

What strikes the editor about many immigrants by talking to them is that they are impressively over-qualified for the work they do: the editor has encountered qualified naval architects, teachers, clerks and engineers who are prepared to leave all behind and start afresh here – even if it means back-breaking work picking tomatoes or scrubbing floors!
Unlike in Germany where the editor worked professionally, we in the UK don’t appear to recognize foreign qualifications! “Anerkennung eines Ausländischen Grades”. People need treating as individuals, not statements or labels!

If we don’t recognize individual foreign qualifications how can we be serious about requiring skilled immigrants to do skilled work and limit immigration?

Enterpreneurial Spirit breaks the Qualifications ‘Glass Ceiling’ Barrier

Further discussions with them reveals how they are prepared to start-up a business on their own if they can’t work their way up an organization by ‘breaking through the qualifications glass floor’ barrier as we’ve shown.

Making Sense of the Economic Growth Figures

Hearing and seeing the signal buried in the noise: much of the economic growth we are currently experiencing in the UK is no doubt due to our immigrants enterprise and hard work – and rising global oil prices.


The ethical issues are mounting and people need some reassurances of there being joined-up strategic thinking

To add a counterbalance: how many new immigrants do we need to grow our economy by 1%?

What is the true cost of achieving 1% economic growth in social terms?

Are we taking all the extra schooling required for their offspring, healthcare and birthrate into account when announcing economic growth figures?

Are our existing immigrants offspring going to be able to find work or will they be crowded out by evermore fresh influxes of people?


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Local Voice: Martin Greene champions culture at the YIBC!

Credit to Martin Greene leader of the Hull City of Culture who is “on a cultural mission” speaking out for the inclusion of Culture in the YIBC local business awards ceremony last week 05.06.2015!

“You can create all the local employment and enterprise you want, but if people don’t want to come and stay to live in the City, it is futile!”

He gave a passionate and impressive address to the conference and it’s wider televised audience and the message was to have empathy for and support people who have and pursue creative and cultural interests.

Putting individuals first rather than the blanket imposition of business models

The editor has met numerous creative local individuals over the years, having come from Hull originally, studied in London and worked abroad and returned to the region. He has met numerous struggling musicians, creative writers, artists, designers, poets and law graduates who have been unable to gain employment relevant to their skills and talents. Scholarships and support for students wishing to study in London that were available in the ’70s are now insufficient, with many potential students opting to not take up places at the London Colleges on financial grounds – fear of getting into debt being foremost.

Supporting art students to study in London colleges

The efforts of creative individuals create networks ‘bottom-up’, not the other way round. Collaboration and culture are generated from having trust, support and empathy for these individuals in their endeavors, not just developing the network ‘top-down’!

The blanket imposition of business rules and networks to cultural development are it is argued inappropriate and stifling of individuals and their creative and cultural initiatives

The Doughnut Effect, cultural dilution of the few by the many and The Noblesse Oblige

Inner City Regeneration

The Doughnut Effect

Although Hull suffers like many other cities from The Doughnut Effect, The Noblesse Oblige  of Hull and its  hinterlands (East Yorkshire and The Humber Region), need to support local cultural initiatives by creative and gifted and talented individuals within the City boundaries, not just through the imposition of business rules and networks where the benefits of the many always always seem to outweigh those of the few, but not the one. Calling Star Trek –  we need your assistance!

Putting the Horse before the Cart – rather than the other way round

Two Cultures: putting one culture before the other counter-culture

We’re not just widgets!

In our inner-city secondary schools, a battle for the hearts and minds of pupils is taking place pupil-by-pupil on a daily basis. In the classroom, the learning culture of the individual pupil is counteracted by the counter-culture of the collective. Often mob rule applies and some pupils are discouraged from studying by the many, where learners may risk becoming labelled as ‘swats’ or worse suffer from bullying out of class. This counter culture often runs in families and spreads through communities and generations as is shown well in the film (and now latterly musical) Billy Elliot: –

Billy Elliot

It has been shown and is now recognized that the best way to tackle disruptive pupil behavior is to treat them as individuals and to give them one-on-one support away the classroom. In the majority of cases the needs of the many are prioritized over the needs of the few (again by the blanket imposition of business methods appropriate to mass production but inappropriate to individual human development) – but when the needs of the few are ignored, they may disrupt the needs of the many!

It is a priority that The Noblesse Oblige should identify and embrace Hull’s cultural arbiters individually!

Cultural activity is also potentially disruptive by its very nature. A well-oiled machine by comparison only produces one thing repetitively. Stifling individual creativity in a post-industrial economy that is traditionally suited to a business culture of mass-production is damaging to the whole – where the whole comprises both the many and the few.

Hull: One City: Two Cultures?

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