I am constantly being assured by some people that
On the one side we have lots and lots of people who claim frequently that due to a lax benefits system Torbay, they say, has become the destination of choice for thousands of drug dependent, alcohol dependent homeless people; feckless single mothers, criminals and 'scroungers'. They say the harbour area has become a hotbed of crime, grime and human depravity where you will be lucky not to be beaten, mugged, or worse if you are reckless enough to find yourself there after dark. I will deal with some of these myths in a future posting.
On the other side we have lots and lots of people who claim that
2) People can only get part-time jobs. In the most recent Labour Force Study more than four out of five part-time employees were not interested in working full-time. In common with most other retirement destinations many of the local population are semi-retired. We also have an above-average number of single parent households where part-time work is often the only viable option.
4) There are fewer manufacturing jobs– this is not true. According to
It has suited some people to spread the view that
And nobody is saying that