Economic Crackdown on UK Immigration – restrictions

Immigration numbers

There’s been mixed reaction to David Cameron’s recent EU immigration speech. Some said it was too late others said it was about time the government got tough.

While he spoke of wanting to introduce restrictions he also said his Conservative Party would always welcome newcomers from member countries to the UK.  But it was time to control numbers as the population levels were high and draining the benefit system.

He pointed out that the way to bring down immigration numbers was to remove economic incentives. The Prime Minister’s proposal was to remove all benefits for 4 years after arriving and that EU migrants must have a job offer before entering the country. spoke to members of the public for their views


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