Au­to­ma­tion is a real threat to jobs

Gloucestershire Echo - - LETTERS & OPINION - Sebes­tian Wordsworth

✒ EV­ERY year, un­skilled and semi­skilled work­ers are threat­ened with un­em­ploy­ment be­cause wof au­to­ma­tion.

The re­place­ment of peo­ple by ro­bots and ma­chines is sim­ply not progress but regress.

Some 1.5 mil­lion jobs will be threat­ened by au­to­ma­tion and that is only go­ing to in­crease as more and more in­dus­tries are au­to­mated.

There are some who say we have no need to worry about such job losses.

The truth is we do need to worry be­cause if there are fewer jobs then pub­lic ser­vices will be shut down.

Ev­ery po­lit­i­cal party ex­cept the English Democrats sup­port au­to­ma­tion be­cause it en­riches their friends in the big busi­ness cor­po­ra­tions.

We English Democrats will ban au­to­ma­tion - yes, very sim­ply we will en­act laws to stop it dead in its tracks.

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