Japan, which has a pretty restrictive immigration policy, is suffering badly from an ageing population. How would all the immigrants leaving affect the UK’s demography? From what we know, the effect would be to increase the problem of an ageing population. The migrant population is younger than the British population, so we would instantly become an older society with fewer young people in it. ...
Mid-day - 8pm at the Strand centre, The Strand, Dawlish. Review looks at proposed planning in the district until 2040 and how development will be provided during that period. Go along and have your say.
For an informative read on post 1945 immigration to the UK have a look at this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_immigration_to_the_United_Kingdom
“relatively high levels of immigration are part of the price you pay for a successful economy.” “If we were to run up the draw bridge, the economy would suffer. It’s a simple choice – pure and poor, or diverse and rich.” www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11832744/Britains-economy-would-be-lost-without-immigration.html
Well Lynne we never used to have a problem with shortages of skilled workers they were home grown, maybe we need to turn the clock back and teach more practical subjects in school like we used to in my day. I had lessons in metal work forging, carpentry, brickwork, gardening and learnt real skills that i still use now. Nurses didnt have to have a university education, they were trained in house ...
So what exactly are we talking about; 1.immigration in general? 2.Immigration from caucasian Christian EU countries? 3. Immigration from non-caucasian non Christian non EU countries?
Lynne in answer to your reply to leatash. If there were not so many immigrants there woul be no need for more construction workers to construct all the infrastructure. We now need more of everything, but not if the demand was not there. There has to be a point in time where something has to give. This part of his speech:- Powell was concerned about the current level of immigration and argued ...
@leatash - but given that we have a shortage of construction workers where would we find them in order to construct all the infrastructure? do we really have that large a number of skilled carpenters, turners, plasterers, brickies etc banged up in our prisons? @majorp - yes i do remember. what bit of his speech do you particularly have in mind?
Lynne, you may remember the famous speech by Enoch Powell. Well instead of the government trying to prove him wrong all of the time, show us that he was right in most of what he said.
A million people every three years means pressure on our roads, schools, the NHS housing etc etc so if we are dependant on immigrant labour then first put in the infrastructure to cope.