Immigration Thread

People in the 1970s were also paying 12% interest on their mortgage and at several stages in the decade either had no petrol to put into the car or electricity due to strikes. They also paid 70 pence on the pound in income tax. Lower living standards my arse.
 
Probably working since he was 16 or 17 in a trade if they were lucky to even have a job while women mostly worked in the home and few people owned cars or even had telephones in their homes and the Catholic Church were in charge and a flight out of here cost a months wages.

23 year old now are leaving college, getting jobs or travelling and do not want to buy houses for another 10 years.
Listen back , he started with the ESBafter school and qualified at 21 and was given his own van immediately as well as a helper. Remember when people had helpers ,truckers had them , tradesmen , no helpers anymore ,do it yourself.
Women working in the home was a great thing ,imagine being able to survive with a parent being able to stay at home and raise the children!! I can tell you for sure there are a hell of a lot of women that would love to be in that position today.
As for 23 year olds not wanting to buy houses now, we'll they don't have much choice on that given that its likely to be 7 times their salary as opposed to half the salary of a 1970s worker !
 
Listen back , he started with the ESBafter school and qualified at 21 and was given his own van immediately as well as a helper. Remember when people had helpers ,truckers had them , tradesmen , no helpers anymore ,do it yourself.
Women working in the home was a great thing ,imagine being able to survive with a parent being able to stay at home and raise the children!! I can tell you for sure there are a hell of a lot of women that would love to be in that position today.
As for 23 year olds not wanting to buy houses now, we'll they don't have much choice on that given that its likely to be 7 times their salary as opposed to half the salary of a 1970s worker !
There are no "Helpers" because the State set up trade apprenticeship prgrams so people could get on job experience and recognised qualifications and a better wage along with union membership.

Women in the home was a "great thing" as they were excluded from university and public service jobs simply because they were married to a man?

Kids are in primary school after 4+ years and women were delighted to be home all day?

A large ammount of the home ownership decline can be explained by recent immigrants who are overwhelmingly renters for years after arriving as they seek their careers here before setting down roots and renting is quite common in continental Europe anyway.

We have more home ownership now and a much bigger population compared to the 1970's anyway despite what cranks say on lowest common denominator radio call in morning chat shows.

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