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Theresa May confirms mass immigration will stop & introduces 12 point immigration Watch

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    (Original post by Quantex)
    Sounds like Britain is going to become a safe space for Brits who lack the ability to compete in the job market with those who don't speak English as a first language.
    You mean who lack the ability to compete in the job market with people who are willing to work long hours for starvation wages and willing to have a low standard of living?
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    But the markets for polyester tracksuits, weightlifting gloves, paint splatter ripped jeans and platinum blonde nice n easy will go through the floor.
    don't forget the studded dog collars...
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    (Original post by Quantex)
    Sounds like Britain is going to become a safe space for Brits who lack the ability to compete in the job market with those who don't speak English as a first language.
    There it is writ large, the left's contempt for the British working class.

    Is there anyone who doesn't know why the left is on its last legs?

    Do you work for a living yet you precious little snowflake?
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    The main problem with immigration is that our public services and housing stock aren't setup to cope with our current population. The two ways to solve this are to increase taxes to pay for more public services and extra housing or to limit population growth. No one wants higher taxes so limiting population growth is seen as the better option. We also have the issue of there being more unemployed people than jobs available which puts strain on our benefits system. Again, we can either increase taxes or reduce population growth until the number of unemployed drops.
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    (Original post by RogerOxon)
    Fewer job seekers, but I suspect fewer jobs too. The UK has benefited from immigration over decades. There have been notable failures to integrate with UK society, but, overall, immigration has done the UK a lot of good IMO.

    We'll see how the economy reacts.
    Mass immigration has been a disaster for the UK.

    Just look at how no young person can afford a house now.
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    (Original post by FolloUrDreams)
    Mass immigration has been a disaster for the UK.

    Just look at how no young person can afford a house now.
    In many other countries, e.g. Germany, people rent for far longer than has recently been the case in the UK. That, in itself, is not an indicator of a disaster.

    There have been many positive things from immigration. The UK has had immigration for a very long time, including after the second world war. The British Empire (for its faults) made the UK much more international, which IMO is good.
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    (Original post by FolloUrDreams)
    Mass immigration has been a disaster for the UK.

    Just look at how no young person can afford a house now.
    Immigration is not the reason for the obscene rises in house prices in recent years (800% in 20 years where I live.)
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    (Original post by mojojojo101)
    Immigration is not the reason for the obscene rises in house prices in recent years (800% in 20 years where I live.)
    Yes it is. Demand is increasing so much therefore so do the prices.

    Look at the US. They have more houses than people and the prices are 5x cheaper than in the UK.
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    (Original post by FolloUrDreams)
    Yes it is. Demand is increasing so much therefore so do the prices.

    Look at the US. They have more houses than people and the prices are 5x cheaper than in the UK.
    Please explain how ONLY immigration has caused a more than 200% rise in house prices in the last 20 years?
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    (Original post by RogerOxon)
    Fewer job seekers, but I suspect fewer jobs too. The UK has benefited from immigration over decades. There have been notable failures to integrate with UK society, but, overall, immigration has done the UK a lot of good IMO.

    We'll see how the economy reacts.
    It's not so much the quantity of immigrants, but quality. How does the UK benefit from large amounts of immigration from crappy countries? Limit it to Western Europe, North America, Oceania...
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    (Original post by MildredMalone)
    It's not so much the quantity of immigrants, but quality. How does the UK benefit from large amounts of immigration from crappy countries? Limit it to Western Europe, North America, Oceania...
    What makes you think that good (in lots of ways) people don't live in, what you call, 'crappy' countries?

    Let's divide immigrants into two categories; skilled and unskilled. There doesn't seem to be too much disagreement over skilled workers.

    Unskilled workers could then be divided into two subgroups; motivated and unmotivated. Motivated, unskilled immigrants may take jobs that the current workforce (mostly) don't think are worth getting out of bed for. Whilst some may work illegally (poor/illegal conditions and pay), it's our responsibility to ensure that no employer does this. Immigrants in illegal jobs are being abused, and not typically abusing us.

    IMO, the UK should welcome anyone that is skilled or motivated to work and contribute to society. There are plenty of British people who are neither. We should also protect the vulnerable.
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    (Original post by FolloUrDreams)
    Look at the US. They have more houses than people and the prices are 5x cheaper than in the UK.
    That depends on where. There are many places in the US where you would not live, so the house prices there are irrelevant.

    Look at house prices in nice areas - they're quite a lot higher than you appear to think. I live in a good area of Silicon Valley, where a 3 bedroom bungalow (1950s ranch-style house - the typical house) is currently (Trump may change this) over £2M. A similar house in a nice area of the UK would be 1/4 - 1/2 the price.

    BTW, the US has plenty of immigration, including illegal. The economy is built on it.
 
 
 
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