Correction: Ilfracombe All Weather Lifeboat was also tasked. I know because my pager went off whilst I was doing the school run.
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This article assumes that all humans will be content with leisure, consumption and procreation. It glosses over the fact that some people may want to have influence beyond their domestic spheres. The rules of the game will be carefully guarded by the capitalist robot wielding classes and woe betide any individual who wishes to challenge them. They'll come down on them like a ton of robots.
"At any rate, it's a nice success story to round off the week with - and perhaps a further illustration of just why British engineering and manufacturing is so far from dead, and of the type of jobs we should nationally be looking to do."
What? Building hi-tech delivery craft for neoprene clad assassins?
I thought El Reg was above supporting the military-industrial-entertainment complex.
'It's quite a thing to live in fear, isn't it? That's what it means to be a slave.'
'Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death...'
If I'm not legally oblidged to have insurance, I won't get it. I refuse to help maintain an industry that shouts death, destruction and despair at people - just listen to their sales pitches. For the same reason, I won't buy or read the Daily Mail.
In the case of most of the other professions mentioned, they all have long standing qualifications that are recognised by law / employers / government. In the case of IT, it's all too easy to claim to be competent in your field, by the time your employer finds out you aren't, you are already in the country.