The government is proposing a pilot scheme starting in November to ask visitors from India, Nigeria, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh to pay a cash bond of £3,000 for a visitor visa that allows them to stay in the UK for up to six months.
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A mass arrival of labour migrants from Romania when UK immigration restrictions are lifted in January 2014 is “unlikely”, according to a researcher from Edge Hill University who has written a book on the Romanian diaspora.
This week the government launched a consultation into their proposal to require private landlords to check the immigration status of their tenants.
The government’s decision to impose an income requirement suggests that the true motivation is simply to reduce numbers, as every British family ‘stuck’ abroad, or separated, helps to reduce net migration.
Spoken word poet Hollie McNish spells out what’s wrong with most of the arguments used against immigration. She cites as her inspiration a book by economist Philippe Legrain called Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them.
John Bercow is getting a lot of flack right now from the right-wing press for comments made in Romania in which he seemed to imply that EU migrants were better workers than their British counterparts.
It’s been reported that work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith is to challenge the EU commissioner Laszlo Andor after the latter, along with his fellow commissioners, announced that the commission would be taking Britain to court for discriminatory practices in its application of regulations on welfare payments.
The EU Commissioner for employment and social affairs, Laszlo Andor, is taking the British government to court over what it says are discriminatory practices in its application of regulations on welfare payments.
Much like the assertion that nobody can talk about immigration without being accused of being a racist (if anything immigration is talked about too much relative to its impact), the idea that public concern about immigration is related to the numbers of migrants settling in the UK appears also to be a myth.
Because the Spectator apparently doesn’t believe in the right to reply