Sir Jackie in 'lazy' attack

Sir Jackie in 'lazy' attack

There are 2 comments on the News story from Oct 28, 2007, titled Sir Jackie in 'lazy' attack. In it, News reports that:

“We've got 55 per cent of our population employed by the government. If you have a job in government, you're not going to be sacked ... You don't have to work too hard.”

SIR Jackie Stewart, the motor-racing legend, has accused Scots of being lazy and too dependent on "jobs for life". The three times Formula 1 world champion, who started his career as a mechanic, said that Scots ... via News

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Jack Petrie


#1 Oct 30, 2007
These comments are absolutely outrageous coming from someone sitting pretty in his Swiss tax haven. It is an insult to all those working in Local Government the NHS etc many of whom are low paid and contrary to what he thinks are in the main hard working and are certainly not guarenteed jobs for life. I'm afraid he is completely out of touch with the real world of employment here in Scotland.

Derry, UK

#2 Oct 31, 2007
It may be insulting but there are many who agree

The impression was not created by Sir Jackie it was made by the very people being defended by Mr Petrie

I would like to think that they could change this impression by adopting superior work ethics.

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