Doing her master’s will, no matter how contradictory it may be: Theresa May [Image: Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/Corbis].


It seems David Cameron is at odds with himself over jobs in the UK for people from foreign countries.

Only days ago, he said overseas students should not be allowed to stay in the UK with anything less than a graduate-level job. That means they would be expected to have a higher level of skills than most.

(He also implied that UK citizens would be satisfied with “menial” work, because he’s an ignorant savage, but that’s not the subject of this article.)

Now it seems Theresa May is planning to implement another Cameron brainwave – a £1,000-a-year charge for all businesses, levied for each skilled migrant they recruit from outside Europe.

Does Cameron want the UK to benefit from the skills of workers from the rest of the world or not?

What he said last week – stupid as it was regarding UK workers – implied he wanted skilled foreign nationals working here. What his government is saying now implies the exact opposite.

Has nobody ever told these entitled twits they can’t have it both ways?

A new £1,000-a-year immigration skills levy is expected to be introduced on all firms for each skilled migrant they recruit from outside Europe, under a new crackdown ordered by the home secretary, Theresa May.

The skills levy first suggested by David Cameron is part of a package recommended by the government’s migration advisory committee (MAC) that could see the flow of skilled non-EU migrants cut by 20% a year and could hit the recruitment of overseas nurses and teachers the hardest.

The government’s labour market experts say most skilled migrants from outside Europe bring scarce new skills to Britain and are higher paid than their British counterparts, but that there are some jobs – especially in the public sector, such as doctors, nurses and teachers – where they undercut UK salaries by up to £6,000 a year.

Source: Theresa May set to charge firms employing skilled migrants £1,000 levy | UK news | The Guardian

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