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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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Europe 2.0

Town and Council Elections

Cottingham North: Councillors Ros Jump and Geraldine Matthiessen re-elected!

Cottingham North

Bucking the overwhelming trend at both the regional and national levels to vote Conservative (hence the ‘hive mind’ Microsoft logo as proposed by the editor) , independents Ros and Geraldine are re-elected as Independents. As former Conservatives, they made a courageous choice to abandon central party diktats and stand to “put Cottingham first”

Cottingham South

The East Riding returned all Conservative candidates, excepting Independents Ros and Geraldine and Labour in Hessle.

Demonstrating the halo effect of adding your promotions on

We have published interviews with Ros and Geraldine (Independents) and Alex Duke and Edward Hart (Labour). Each of those we interviewed said yesterday they did “far better than they expected!”

Labour candidate for Cottingham South Alex Duke and Parliamentary Candidate Edward Hart whom we interviewed previously also improved their votes!

Labour held Hessle (as featured in the video footage),

Nick was delighted to be invited to attend the election count  in Anlaby yesterday (8/5/2015) and he will be uploading video footage over the weekend!

Meeting David Davis at the count to offer congratulations

Whilst being delighted to engage with him and have a rare opportunity to discuss business issues relating to patents and IP infringement briefly when invited, he “Doesn’t do inventions!”

Do you feel let down as an inventor and innovator by governments and financial institutions?

If you have ever struggled with a patented idea and struggled with a business start-up against hostile authorities, we would like to hear from you.

Yes “it does make one feel pretty bloody well pumped-up about it”!

The chicken and egg problem of innovation, finance and patents

Why is East Yorkshire maintained as an ‘Intellectual Property cold spot’?

Did you know that East Yorkshire has long had the lowest number of patent registrations per head of population in the UK! The Government featured my invention for their front cover (check out the link above)!

Let’s hope David Willetts and cabinet colleagues can aim to up their game now in the new regime – or better – shift the blame onto the Liberal Democrats role in the previous regime and make a fresh start in the regions with their non-technical political leaders and sweep away their coterie of jobsworths and special advisors!


Answers to please