Immigration and Walls
It remains to be seen whether President Trump will ever get his promised wall to keep “aliens” (his words) from entering the USA.
Meanwhile, in Britain, our Tory government are fast running into a brick wall when it comes to immigration policy.
The government are trying to limit immigration as part of our Brexit plan, apparently prioritising excluding low skilled, low paid, workers.
Given that 75% of waiting staff & bar staff in London are EU immigrants this could lead to a jobs bonanza for local people who are otherwise unemployed. However, when you look at how realistic it is…. is there really an army of British unemployed people ready and waiting to take on the low paid jobs? (especially in
However, when you look at how realistic it is…. is there really an army of British unemployed people ready and waiting to take on the low paid jobs? (especially in high cost housing areas).
You then ask yourself the question of how we are going to cope replacing all the agricultural jobs that have so far been deemed “too hard work for the locals”, or the factory jobs, or the construction jobs – so badly needed to kickstart the housebuilding boom we have been told to expect.
The conservatives were supposed to be the party that best understood business. The current policies are the surest evidence that they have stopped listening.
The UKIP type policies they are adopting might satisfy the hard line Brexiteers, but will prove immensely damaging to our country.
How is our economy to grow? Who is going to provide the nursing care needed as our population gets older?
Maybe you take the view that we have made our decision and must accept the consequences. In some respects,
I think many people will have to suffer the consequences before they fully understand what a stupid policy we are pursuing.
In some respects, I think many people will have to suffer the consequences before they fully understand what a stupid policy we are pursuing.
Perhaps though, it is time for business to get behind the Liberal Democrats who aren’t prepared to see us driving directly into the brick wall.
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