"Critics of the European social model are not getting tired of pointing out, how much better the United States are doing in creating net employment.
What they seem to forget is that millions of employed Americans
live in poverty without a decent social safety net and health
insurance and that the inequality in American society is growing.
This is not the way Europe should polish up its unemployment
statistics: we do not have the political ambition of creating
a social class of the 'working poor'."
Speech to Labour Party European Conference - Pauline Green
Europe lacks jobs not skills - Wim van Velzen
Unemployment: So you think its all over? - M'learned Friend