Skilled in ways that British works can't be? Bringing up one article about farming does not prove that ever person in or seeking work in the UK would rather be on the dole. You've also ignored my points about contributions to local economies. We've discussed this over and over. Hiring a foreign firm with it's own mobile workforce, even though it probably is more financially attractive, is extremely insensitive to the many local workers at the plant during a recession. Hence, the workers are angry. Finding articles and lecturing on what economic policy they must abide to isn't going to change their minds. I support them because I feel some of the reasons they are protesting is right, and on the whole I think it highlights more that the government isn't taking enough action to protect British jobs by improving the British workforce. Part of this improvement is making sure they can have the chance to demonstrate their abilities with work like this oil refinery contract. I understand you believe the government shouldn't help them and that the workers should somehow magic the skills out of thin air to become more competitive. I sincerely hope that there aren't enough people supporting your view to make that the way of things, in which case I can't really see anyone born in the UK having any employability from here forth.