Tory immigration plan will cut number of nurses, teachers and care workers

Nice work, you Tory dunderheads.

Only the stupids in the Conservative Party could come up with an immigration plan so idiotic it deliberately makes it more difficult for the UK to recruit badly-needed expertise – because only they are stupid enough not to understand what their stupid plan means.

Let’s make it clear for them:

That’s the Institute of Directors saying this, not some Leftie on the internet.

Let’s narrow it down a little:

And it seems the paper itself is misleading. Here’s Steve Peers:

This is correct. It is currently entirely possible for the UK government to deport anybody who has moved here but failed to find work within six months.

This is why it is important for the so-called Repeal Bill to be opposed, of course.

Yes there are statistics – or were, at least. Migrant workers create a net increase in GDP; they are less of a drain on the state than UK citizens.


So there you have it: A document full of nonsense and lies from a party that may actually be stupid enough to believe them.

The Home Office document states its intention clearly enough: to end free movement “in its current form”. It proposes that after Brexit day all newly arrived EU migrants, unless they are highly skilled, will lose their rights to live permanently in Britain. At a stroke they will be turned into temporary workers with a maximum two-year permit.

When the time comes to renew that temporary permit the rules of the game will have changed. By then a new UK immigration policy for EU migrants will have kicked in. That will, it is suggested, include possible numerical caps on those working in lower-skilled jobs. For some occupations, deemed not to be suffering from labour shortages, the door may be closed completely.

Restrictions are also to be imposed on the family members that a post-Brexit EU migrant can bring with them to live in Britain. At present a Briton married to somebody outside the EU cannot bring their spouse to the UK unless they earn £18,600, a threshold described as “particularly harsh but legal”. For the first time this will apply to EU citizens too.

The Home Office wants to go further still. Repealing the jurisdiction of the European court of justice means the UK can also restrict the rights of extended family to live in Britain to only the very closest of relatives: children and adult dependants.

The document also proposes to keep the current light-touch border checks for EU nationals rather than impose a vast new pre-entry visa system. That is probably vital if Britain’s airports and ports are not to grind to a halt the day after Brexit.

Instead all newly arrived EU migrants will be required to register after three or six months for a biometric residence permit for which fingerprints may be required.

Source: Home Office document exposes heart of Theresa May’s Brexit | Politics | The Guardian

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  1. marcusdemowbray September 6, 2017 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Gross Incompetence, all perfectly normal for the Self-Servatives.

  2. Neilth September 6, 2017 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Poor Mike. Still so naive. If you want to destroy something first cripple it. The Tories fully intend to destroy the NHS and this is merely another step on that path. If you cull the EU nurses and doctors working in the NHS then more people will be driven to look for private provision to the point where it’s just the poorest who have to rely on publically funded medicine and care, and most of them don’t bother to vote anyway, so it’s win-win for the Tories and who gives a damn about the rest of us.

    • Mike Sivier September 7, 2017 at 6:42 pm - Reply

      I’m not naive; I’m not the one who needs to be told these things.

  3. Barry Davies September 6, 2017 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Bringing the mainly white citizens of the eu 27 nations into line with the 164 largely coloured and black non eu nations seems like a a sensible move, only bigoted xenophobes could claim that this is unfair.

  4. wildthing666 September 6, 2017 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Then we will have to train our own teachers nurses and carers

  5. NMac September 7, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Just when I think the Nasty Party can’t get any more nasty, odious and loathsome, they prove me wrong.

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