According to ONS figures, there are over 1.2 million job vacancies. That’s not purely a skills issue. I agree the skills issue is also important in some areas, and things like reinstating nursing grants could improve things. That doesn’t stop it being clear that Keir is pitching his rhetoric towards the anti-immigrant tendencies of some tories. Talk about ending exploitation of poor workers etc, not focusing on lowering immigration and using these racist dogwhistles. Yes, getting rid of the Lords would be good, but I’d worry under Keith there would be central party lists so he’d get his own allies in and still have a democratic deficit.