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    Is immigration bad for the UK?
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    Well thats question that totally depends on what the migrant chooses to do with whilst they are in the country.

    Migration would be good for the UK if we were living in the ideal world of migrants coming and getting a job, contributing taxes to the nation and using the money they earn to purchase and pay for things which flow back in the economy. That way from a financial stand point what we have is a very good economic growth.


    Unfortunately we can't live in a perfect world and supposing this immigration is legal in the sad reality is there is a vast amount of immigrants who have come to the country and not bothered to contribute anything to society but yet cause disruption and havoc. These people are the people who do not even care about getting jobs or better yet creating a career for themselves where they can reach their true potential but rid the UK of the much generous benefits scheme we have set up to support those vulnerable in financial hardship. What worse? The majority of this is sent back to the source country so other than taxes there is no financial cycle of money with the exception of the horrid antisocial behaviour of being a lager lout and drinking the throbbing hearts away which in some cases leading to social unrest.

    Putting all this aside. Lets look tear away these things and keep them out of the picture and look at the more positive side. To get to this country in the first place someone in your family whether its your or someone from an older more wisdom filled generation had to have travelled here. They were an immigrant yet look at all the great things we wouldn't have achieved if immigrants were never accepted. Maybe we need to stop focusing on the poor media representation of the demons we all have inside us but exploited in of the civil immigrants. They're not all bad so why not give them the benefit of the doubt and let them flourish in the enrichment and opportunities we have in this country. Let them grow.

    - P.S. this whole thing may seem like a point/ counter arg and debate sort of ish and thats coz I'm just practising these skills for my exam.
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    (Original post by JapanNet)
    Is immigration bad for the UK?
    No, of course not. The majority of immigrants contribute to the economy, regardless of what certain right-wing publications want us to believe...
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    Controlled immigration via a system that ensures a nation can increase the talent pool in areas of the economy/a certain industry is definitely a good thing. This should lead to improved economic growth & provide additional jobs/skills for the industry.

    The issue is when immigration is uncontrolled as this can put pressure on local areas & services; it's not uncommon for those who migrate here to stick together (somewhat understandably) which exacerbates the issue meaning that certain parts of the country experience a substantial increase in population in a relatively short space of time. Large amounts of low skilled/unskilled immigration of labour can undercut British workers leading to a reduction of living standards, wage reduction/stagnation & general ill feeling towards the new arrivals. This is seen to be even worse should those who arrive here receive benefits, although the numbers that do this are smaller than certain newspapers would have you believe.
    It's definitely fair to say that most people that come here do come here to work; the problem can be that there is already an abundance of other workers, both British & those who may have come via immigration previously, who are already qualified to do that job which can lead to what I mentioned above.

    Issues can also occur if the immigrants come from a culture which is incompatible with UK laws/culture; personally I'd describe the UK is a quasi Christian nation on the path towards secularism & atheism. Those from other religions (certainly extreme forms) can cause friction the UK populous where views disagree. Therefore, the government does have a duty to British citizens to ensure those who cause future tension in the country are kept out. Those who come here from different faiths should be willing to assimilate to the point where they accept UK law is paramount over religion and I think the majority of them probably are. However, large numbers of arrivals from the same religious/cultural background can mean the it becomes difficult for them to assimilate even if they want to.

    Summary - immigration is positive for the UK as long as it's controlled & the nation imports the skills needed to grow the economy; unskilled migrants should only be brought in if there is a shortage of workers available.

    It is worth saying that the next 20-30 years could see a massive increase in automation in many industries which will very probably jobs away from people; migration may not necessarily benefit the nation as much as it has done in the past if this happens.
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    Yes it’s bad, don’t just get told the figures in a college or school. Get off your arses and go and see what is going on with you’re own eyes, a lot of you have no idea.If you worked as an immigration officer for a day it would shock you to the core! Don’t be so knieve about what you learn in the education system,But either way being a liberal about things just leaves yourself open to being abused!
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    Thread was 2 yrs old before this post lol
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    (Original post by Liberalmorons)
    Yes it’s bad, don’t just get told the figures in a college or school. Get off your arses and go and see what is going on with you’re own eyes, a lot of you have no idea.If you worked as an immigration officer for a day it would shock you to the core! Don’t be so knieve about what you learn in the education system,But either way being a liberal about things just leaves yourself open to being abused!
    ‘Don’t be so knieve’

    Yeah I think we’re the ones who have no clue...
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    (Original post by Liberalmorons)
    Yes it’s bad, don’t just get told the figures in a college or school. Get off your arses and go and see what is going on with you’re own eyes, a lot of you have no idea.If you worked as an immigration officer for a day it would shock you to the core! Don’t be so knieve about what you learn in the education system,But either way being a liberal about things just leaves yourself open to being abused!
    Don't bump old threads. Especially to spread moronic untruths such as what you just said.
 
 
 
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