LETTER: What about our young?

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YOUTH unemployment is the biggest problem facing the nation.

I am a typical unemployed young person facing a lifetime on the dole. Here is my typical day. I went to the bank this morning to collect my job seekers’ allowance. I always have my job seekers’ allowance paid directly to my bank account. I find it very inconvenient having a giro delivered to my door and having to take it from the post to be cashed.

I did not go into the bank to see a cashier. I withdrew my money from a cash point. I went to the supermarket to do my shopping. I purchased some French apples, German sausage and Danish bacon. I did not go to a checkout with an assistant. Instead I went to a self-service till.

I went home and switched on my Chinese computer and applied for jobs online. I did not bother sending letters through the post, I used e-mails. I do most of my shopping on-line; it is far more convenient than using local shops. I then sat down and listened to my music on my Chinese MP3 player and watched a film on my Chinese television. I know that these Chinese goods are made by Chinese slave labour who work in appalling conditions for starvation wages, but I get cheap laptops, mobiles and games consoles. So why should I care about them? I know that the Chinese ignore all green policies. I believe in green policy but not when it stops me getting cheap goods.

Recently I have heard from people who I was at school with how they are losing their jobs. My friend used to work as a shop assistant in the local high street. The shop is closing due to lack of business and she is losing her job. Other friends used to have jobs as bank cashiers, delivering post and as supermarket cashiers or working in the local post office.

All these jobs are now disappearing.

As an unemployed teenager there is only one person I can blame for the lack of jobs in Britain: David Cameron. How can he explain to me why so many bank cashiers, shop assistants, supermarket cashiers and postal workers are losing their jobs?

There is nothing that young people in Britain can do to create jobs. So why does David Cameron not do something about it? The fight back starts now.

NICOLA SANGSTER