Norden bloke is spot on, too many people of working ages who are not working or even looking i imagine, the problem is that in politics you keep these people happy so you get voted back in again. These scroungers need to be made uncomfortable, it's the only way to get them back into work.
The town centre is a disaster, more shops are to close soon, as mentioned before I work in this field and it's not rocket science. The people running the town are career politicians and it needs business people now to sort things out. Hard facts not sentiment or victim mentality, pay into the town or move out. et rid of the asylum seekers or at least stop taking more in. Start drug testing those claiming benefits who appear unfit for work and cut the benefits if necessary. Make the town a destination on a Friday night, not a war zone.
Wrong people in the wrong jobs at the top, keep saying it because it continues to be proved correct.