Rishi Sunak, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered to the British people one of the most generous welfare schemes in the world during Coronavirus.
Despite this, there was a spot of bother with sunbathers and various layabouts refusing to go back to work when it was all over.
‘Furlough’ - being paid roughly 80 per cent of your normal pay whilst off work - was starting to feel cool.
Well, the heat’s on now.
Jobs a-plenty, and potential war in Europe.
I say to any future employer - as you scout around looking for people who still have that thing known as ‘a work ethic’ - who would you like to work for you?
Step forward ‘The Ukrainians’.
For a start, The British Armed Forces, the Police, Paramedics and all Emergency Services seem the right milieu for Ukrainians - people who have shown such courage and resilience in the toughest of circumstances.
And if that doesn’t suit, how about some Ukrainian influence on the blob-like status of our social services, education and health sectors?
A spot of Ukrainian self-help philosophy could work wonders on these vastly expensive behemoths.
Instead of upholding a culture of victimhood, these true victims of the terror that has visited them could offer some helpful advice for hearts and minds:
A basic belief in strong families, their Christian outlook, marriage, working hard, sticking by your kids and defending your country.
Who would have thought it?
Such practical, clear, self-disciplined views may take on a new lease of life in Britain.
If I were a prospective employer my response to a Ukrainian applicant would be ‘Thank You’.
‘You’ve got the job.’