Re: No Foreigners
Originally Posted by MickB
A very naive point of view IMHO. Immigration has nothing whatever to do with being nice, non-racist, welcoming liberals, and everything to do with the rich who really run this country wanting mass imports of cheap labour to drive down wages and further emasculate the trades union movement. In addition, the effect of immigration on those poorer countries whose workforces are being tempted to the UK is devastating. Do you think that the countries which have, for example, trained all their doctors and nurses only for them to up sticks and move here, can afford to lose their human resources?
Mass immigration is bad for UK workers, and even worse for the poor countries from which they come. There is nothing "nice" or "progressive" about mass immigration - it is purely concerned with increasing the profits of the rich.
But it's good for the UK economy, good for consumers (be they rich or poor) who benefit from low prices, good for efficiency, good for making sure our services are running, good for keeping inflation down. Yes it disadvantages the countries of origin, but they should be making more effort to keep workers where they are.