根据英国著名研究机构Joseph Rowntree Foundation最近作的调查显示，英国目前,有30%的工薪阶层,生活在最低工资的生活线上。这30%民众的平均税前年收入,是14400镑。扣除收入所得税和国民保险税，每个月的实际收入,不到一千镑。如果家中还有子女，那就是绝对贫困。
Turkish Prime Minister said, will continue to support sanctions against Syria plan
Time :2011 -10-04, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Russia and China in the UN Security Council draft resolution on the Syrian issue voting, voted against it;
Turkey and other countries, will continue to support sanctions against Syria’s plans.
UN Security Council, 4 on France and Britain submitted a draft resolution on Syria to vote. Russia, China oppose; India, South Africa, Brazil, Lebanon abstained; France, Britain, Germany, Portugal and the United States in favor; draft resolution was not passed.
Erdogan, in a speech in 4th, that the draft resolution was not adopted, will not affect Turkey and EU countries to impose sanctions on Syria.
Turkey currently has adopted an arms embargo on Syria. Prime Minister Erdogan is expected to: later this week to announce new sanctions against Syria.
Turkey for nearly 50 years, has been knocking on the door of Europe, first European, then, is the European Union. The first application was submitted in 1963, but then, talk about adding the EC, a bit abrupt, because in the previous two years, Turkey’s military government came to power by coup, hanged an elected prime minister.
Speculation was confirmed: that Europe will not accept Turkey. Turkey’s Muslim too. With 80 million people in this Muslim country, can join the modern European Union, does not make significant changes.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the first: not to accept Turkey. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently, also publicly expressed this point, had given a special relationship with Turkey, Germany has maintained a very flexible position.
Turkey has to understand that it can not become a member of the European Union.
Three percent annual income of less than 1.5 British pounds, nearly half of Chinese live below the poverty line ,2011 -10-07
London, October 9, today, published in the British here, “China Daily” reported recently, a survey, the British standard of living is rapidly declining. Three percent British, living below the poverty line, a higher number of poor Chinese. To this end, the British government decided: since October of this year, raising the minimum wage, 90 million people, is expected to benefit, but the union said: This is a drop in the bucket, not solve the underlying poverty.
Minimum wage, keep up with rising prices
In 1999, the British Labour government came to power shortly after the implementation of the minimum wage. At that time the minimum wage, 3.6 pounds per hour, after adjusted once a year.
September 29, the Labor Department announced that the United Kingdom: Assessment Committee’s recommendation to accept pay from October onwards, adults over 21 years the minimum wage increased to £ 6.08 per hour; 18 to 20-year-old minimum wage or to 4.98 pounds; 16 to 17 years old, rose to 3.68 pounds, when the apprentice’s salary from October, adjusted to 2.60 pounds.
British Trade Unions issued a statement on the government to raise the minimum wage, welcomed, but that: too small pay rise. Union, faced with rising food and fuel prices, hourly wages, increased more than ten minutes, and can not ease the pressure on people’s lives. Nevertheless, the increase in minimum pay, at least 90 million low-income people can benefit. Trade union leader called on the government should be the minimum wage increased to £ 8 per hour, so in order to significantly reduce poverty.
Three percent of people living below the poverty line
According to British research firm recently for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation survey, Britain, 30 percent of working-class, living the life line in the minimum wage. This 30% average pre-tax annual income of the people, is 14400 pounds. Deducting income tax and national insurance tax, real income per month, less than 1,000 pounds. If there are children at home, that is absolute poverty.
Born in England, is Hong Kong’s second-generation immigrants, Mr. Michael: He is currently in London to do a small hotel front, collar, is the minimum wage. Monthly, after-tax income of 980 pounds, 700 pounds fixed expenses, including rent and 360 pounds (a 10 square meter room), house tax 30 pounds, 90 pounds water, electricity, food and 120 pounds, 120 pounds subway ticket. The remaining, less than 250 pounds, but also smoking, drinking, the necessary social, monthly, go to Manchester City, to see their parents and so on.
Mr Mak said: “Living in London, said it sound good, in fact, there are many people who live in poverty, around my friends, neighbors, colleagues, classmates, are similar.”
Food supermarket, among the lowest income class
Survey, the largest number of people living below the poverty line industry, there are: restaurants, hotels, travel agencies, supermarkets, home economics and so on. Britain’s fast-food restaurants, coffee shops and hotel cleaning staff, is the lowest income class, a lot of fast food shops, cafes, long-term employment of young people aged 16-20, or even an apprentice.
Who has played in three fast-food chicken shop workers in Chinese students: the store is absolutely obey the law, not the salaries of employees wages below the statutory requirements, but, in order to pay, even to a penny, very difficult. Fast-food industry managers is very clear, at present, the unemployed, the 25-year-old young people, accounting for a quarter, every fast food restaurant, there are dozens, even hundreds of people, waiting to come to work. Statistics show that the Indians opened the grocery store, staff salaries, is generally low.
Worse, the Chinese employees income
British Chinese income, than any other nation than likely worse. From restaurants, takeaways, to the pharmacy, from the Chinese supermarkets, grocery stores, to travel, low-income situation, very common, long-term change. Chinese industry, in violation of minimum wage, everywhere.
Chinatown in London and Manchester found that Chinese employees annual salary of 15,000 pounds, is very scarce. Ms. Tseng, Chinese medicine shop has three employees, to do front, she said, she was in the pharmacy, worked for six years, never seen a front desk employee salaries up to 15,000 pounds. More, is the weekly 200-250 pounds a year, his early points is ten thousand, to pay the rent fee, subway fee, plus dinner, almost nothing left. Eat, but also are more bread and water, high-end luxury goods, is unthinkable.
2008 financial crisis, the British economy has remained sluggish last month, the World Bank is expected to: United Kingdom states that year after the economic growth rate, less than 1%. Recently, the euro zone debt heavy, stagnant U.S. economy, global economic dark clouds. Most experts say: do not optimistic about the global economy eased in the short term, at the same time, rising prices, food, fuel prices, every six months to ten per cent, on the rise. Can be expected: in the next one to two years, the British people’s living standards, it is difficult to improve the opportunity to live under the poverty line of British Chinese, will continue in the difficult, the suffering continues.
“Time” magazine the former editor of the U.S. CNN former Chairman and CEO – Walter Isaacson
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair: his spirit will never be handed down, October 7, 2011, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on the death of Steve Jobs Press, issued a statement that:
“Steve Jobs is a man of exceptional creative talent, he has the exact inspiration and innovation ability, he is convinced that through the power of innovation can change the world for all living in the 21st century’s first decade were , the Steve Jobs just by individual creativity, and tireless efforts, and changed our way of life, his spirit will always be handed down, and remind us: the potential of the human mind is infinite. ”
British Prime Minister Cameron mourning Jobs: He was a genius, in 2011, local time, October 5, Apple announced that the United States, the company’s former CEO Steve Jobs, has died aged 56 . Apple’s official website news, said: “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, the world lost an incredible person.” Apple’s board issued a statement that bitter, and mourning Jobs.
Jobs, new product release in 2008.
October 5, United States, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs), died at the age of 56, British Prime Minister Cameron to express condolences, praised he was a genius, you will be deeply missed.
Cameron (David Cameron), “said Steve Jobs to change the way we work and play is a creative genius, he will be greatly missed by everyone, we are to his family, to express condolences.”
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Steve Jobs, was a great creative genius, he was convinced: you can change the world through creativity, imagination and determination by him, in the 21st century, has changed people’s lives, he reminds us: human potential to achieve a new level.
Labor leader Miller classes (Ed Miliband) said, “very sad to hear the news of the death of Steve Jobs, his products, on our lives, there is a very significant impact, and inspired thousands of young people.” .