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Immigrants 'must add to quality of life in Britain'

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:19 AM
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Make the minimum wage ten quid an hour and most of the country's problems with immigration and benefit scams will disappear.




posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:44 AM
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Originally posted by SprocketUK
Make the minimum wage ten quid an hour and most of the country's problems with immigration and benefit scams will disappear.


They outsource to India in order to avoid paying the minimum wage as it is, if it went up to a tenner there would be a mass exodus. Until there is a global minimum wage, and all workers, no matter where in the world they are, receive the same rights and benefits (sick-pay, maternity/paternity leave, health and safety standards etc etc) there will always be a cheaper alternative.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:49 AM
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True that. Though mcjobs and similar can't be outsourced.
I take note of your point though.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:52 AM
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Do you live in the UK? do you know UK citizens are barred from social housing if there are immigrants waiting to be housed? The UK economy is being crippled by immigrants receiving payments from the UK government, paid for by British tax payers? Also. those immigrants who do have jobs, send as much money as they can 'home' a further drain on the British taxpayer? I have a particular interest in Britain, it seems to mirror the whole world, inflation, government borrowing, riots, health, armed forces, government debt, immigration, banksters, sport, even their weather!



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 06:08 AM
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well said
i have been pointing this out for years
more money going out than back into the system
edit on 10/25/2011 by davesmart because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 06:23 AM
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Originally posted by Extralien

Immigrants 'must add to quality of life in Britain'


www.bbc.co.uk

Britain does not need more "middle managers" or unskilled labour and those who settle could have to command a salary of more than £31,000.

Ahead of his speech, Mr Green told BBC Radio Kent he wanted "to be much more intelligently selective about who we let come here", and that anyone individual seeking permanent settlement should be able to command a salary of between £31,000 and £49,000.

Chief executive Habib Rahman said: "One might argue that this government has it in for poor people who fall in love with anyone who's not resident in the UK."
(visit the link for the full news article)



I agree with what Green is trying to achieve here but immigration policies need to be different for every country if they are to succeed. I am not against immigration as it is without doubt the key to building a prosperous nation where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the proseperity. Up until 20-30 years or so ago, immigration policies were based on demand which is the way it should be. If there was a shortage of skilled labour you would seek more skilled immigrants and if there was a shortage of unskilled labor you would seek unskilled immigrants. This ensures steady economic growth.

Like everything else, immigration policies were hijacked by greedy corporations and their mates in conservative Governments. The key to economic growth was suddenly handed to big business and their neverending appetite to increase profits. Immigration became a tool to flood the labour market in every industry that big business was feeding in. This ensured wages were kept low for all except those at the top who's profits soured and inflation went along with it. The gap between rich and poor has continued to grow exponentially to the point where the middle class is virtually extinct and there is very little opportunity for anyone to try and close the gap.

Mr Greens policy aims at closing the floodgates for unskilled immigrants because there is already a massive unemployment rate which is not going to fix itself anytime soon.



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