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UK points based immigration system.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mottie, 19 Feb 2020.

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  1. Mottie

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    I can’t believe I’m the first to bring it up!

    So, what’s your opinion on it? Let’s try not to get the thread shut with name calling etc.

    My initial thoughts are it seems fair - treating all immigrants the same. Yes, there will be a shortage in some industries and costs to the end users will rise but maybe that will force employers to pay a decent wage to UK nationals. What say you?

    In my view, it’s no different in principle to what Germany did to British building workers in the nineties which seemed fair to me. Look after your own first should be practiced by all countries.
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/british-brickies-face-sack-from-german-jobs-1318176.html

    UK. Points based immigration system:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...nts-based-immigration-system-policy-statement
     
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    It's a start

    Good idea imo
     
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    Crap. Just nip across the channel in a stolen dinghy, ditch your papers mid channel, once ashore head for your local official and say the magic words "Asylum al Akbar" and bypass any legal points system, pass Go, collect £200, and the rest is gravy.
     
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    I think there will be a few hiccups along the way (for example, they already lowered the wage minimum from £30k so the points system included a nurse wage) but hopefully it will work.
     
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    Are you a person who keenly follows economic, social, employment and political news from unbiased Australian sources?

    If not, the fact that you have not heard something is no evidence.
     
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    Are you all hoping to be able to work in the care 'industry' or pick vegetables when the wages have been raised to £25,001.
     
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    doesnt happen like that asyllem seekers get somthing like £40 food vouchers are not entitled to work or claim any benefits
    they have no automatic entitlement to education or housing or heath care they are not allowed to work they will usually come within the emmegration department who will be responsible for them while the appeal is progressed through the system if they do a runner are no drain on the system because as illegal they cannot register with any agencies so are forced to work at bellow minimum wage often sleep 10 to a room and have no recourse to justice as they need to be invisible
     
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    Fruit picking has been a problem for a number of years.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44230865

    There's only a couple of options. Make all these seasonal jobs more appealing to the young Brits (students etc) and the price will rise for the consumer. Personally though I think the government will just change point systems to suit shortages in certain sectors, as and when it's needed.
     
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    Indeed so we end up with slum towns increased crime etc...it's still happening like that, there have been and are 1000's slipping through.
     
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    Is that true?
     
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    This ^^^.
     
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    When a foreign national, who can barely speak English, secures a job that an English person has applied for then surely it says more about the English person than the foreign national?
     
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    I get the impression that English people just don't want these jobs, rather than a foreigner beating them to it.
     
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    The problem with the government responding to shortages and altering the points system requires at least a year or two of data, it is not pre emotive.

    If companies cannot get staff those that can will simply offshore more.

    Those jobs that cannot be offshored and would not be able to fulfill demand from UK citizens will need to have a long hard think about how they organise their business.

    On the face of this, employers are unhappy but the incentive thrown to them will be degregulation, cuts in workers rights, environmental rights etc.

    Welcome to doing business US style, unfettered capitalism, Boeing says hi.
     
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