My thoughts on coalition wants Green Cards introduced in UK.
Why am I not surprised by this coalition they will have us believing the solution to our immigration problems is issuing Green Cards to all foreigners who enter UK or wants to remain in the UK which some many think it’s a very good idea. Well I hate to disappoint all of you on this subject as it forces more illegal immigrants to go underground. Let us not forget the identity Card Act 2006 introduced by Labour and as soon as the coalition formed government 2010 they scraped the scheme.
Instead of looking at the root cause of why immigrants want to enter the UK for their final destination why both previous and present governments have continued or refuse to address this issue yet they give a good talk but can’t do the walk the walk.
This is not just confined to UK but a problem for world leaders to come together to solve the solution. Lets face some hard facts during the turn of the century both explorers and governments have invaded other countries to supply their homelands with gold, sugar, coffee, gun powder, tea, tobacco, slave trade, oil, and claiming lands in the name of King and Queen.
Then have they have the cheek to bleed the country dry and leave the people to fend for themselves after being defeated by the native people to rid themselves of foreign rule.
Yes I believe that immigration news a radical overhaul with positive solutions. Both Conservatives and Labour have travel the world to recruit skilled and none skilled workers to come to the Great Britain to help rebuild the economy after the Second World War. Before people start to play the race card let it be known that I’m a proud son of an immigrant of Chinese descent whose father helped to build this nation of ours so let us celebrate the vast diversity and multicultural society that we all enjoy in the UK. Look around in all the major cities we have international restaurants from all over the world, engineers, academics who have contributed to our UK economy. I still think that Ed Miliband was right to talk about Labour One Nation in immigration which highlights concerns that needs to be addressed.
Let’s not give way to Far Right agenda which allow certain Far Right group enjoys feeding their propaganda to low esteem people with such political groups like the British national Party(BNP).
The UK must “offer what we need to” under treaty obligations, in terms of benefits, but “no more”, he told MPs.
Forecasts about the number of potential arrivals from Romania and Bulgaria when temporary controls expire at the end of the year were “not helpful”, he added.
But Tory MP Philip Hollobone said such a situation was “madness”.
Transitional controls in place since 2007 limit the number of Bulgarians and Romanians who can seek work in the UK and in other EU nations, but they will come to an end at the start of 2014.
Conservative ministers, who are committed to substantially reducing levels of net migration, are under pressure from backbenchers to say how the UK will deal with a potential influx of new arrivals.
At Home Office questions in the House of Commons, a succession of MPs raised concerns about the potential impact on the economy and society.
Conservative MP John Baron said the UK’s minimum wage was six times higher than in Romania and Bulgaria and there was a chance of a “surge” in new arrivals.
Mr Hollobone said incomers should have to apply for a residency card: “My constituents think it is madness to open our borders to 29 million people when we have absolutely no idea how many are going to come to this country.”
In response, Home Office minister Mr Harper said the government was looking at the “pull” factors which encouraged migrants to come to the country.
“We want to make sure that when people look at the access to our benefits and our public services that no one thinks we are a soft touch in this country,” he said, adding that ministers were “taking action to make sure that won’t be the case”.
He dismissed suggestions that ministers had considered placing adverts seeking to deter migrants from coming to the UK, saying people should not “believe everything they read in the newspapers”.
Given that transitional controls were ending in eight other countries as well as the UK , he said the number of people who might opt to come to the UK could not be forecast with “any degree of accuracy” and the government’s advisory body on immigration had recommended against it.
Groups campaigning for tighter controls on immigration have warned that about 50,000 people from Romania and Bulgaria could come to the UK every year.
People from Romania and Bulgaria have been free to live in the UK since 2007, but have either had to apply for one of the limited work permits available, been self-employed or worked in a specific list of jobs such as seasonal agricultural ones and domestic servants.