Deja vu as Britain turns to nasty immigration problems that are likely not there
Monday, 25 March 2013
The rise of the far right British anti EU party, UK Independent party
(UKIP), the struggling of the coalition government (LibCon coalition)
to jump start the UK flagging economy has made all the major parties in
this country go nasty on immigration.
It is no new news that the British anti EU party, the UK Independent
Party wants Britain to fully close its borders to any EU immigrant and
to withdraw from the EU. The party has been gaining grounds in the
polls especially as news was hyped that immigrants form Romania and
Bulgaria would freely move into the UK and claim benefits and housing.
This has brought commotion into the ranks of the British main political
parties thus showing how they lack the knowledge of how the British
policy on EU migration works.
After the Labour party apologised recently about the mistakes they made
when they were in office, they said that they will improve their
immigration policy if the get back to office.
According to the Guardian Newpaper,
the political rhetoric over immigration will further intensify on
Monday as David Cameron promises to ban all EU nationals from claiming
most benefits after six months in the UK unless they can prove they
have been continuously looking for work over that period.
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However, the proposal does not go as far as banning EU migrants' access
to income-related benefits entirely for the first year in the UK, as
had previously been suggested. However, the proposal may still put the
UK at odds with the EU over restrictions on free movement of workers.
Cameron will also set out plans to restrict foreigners from access to
social housing if they have not been resident in the UK for five years,
plans widely trailed over the weekend, as well as making it easier for
the NHS to claim back the costs of treating people from overseas.
Media reports in 2012 said that Britain was home to 2.33million
immigrants from other EU countries, more than almost anywhere else in
Europe. Only Spain and Germany were reported to be home to more. The
reports suggested that just under a third of all immigrants living in
Britain have come from other EU countries.
The meant that more immigrants came from outside the EU but today, EU
citizens living in the UK are facing hostilities from the right part of
the media and political class.
Read more from the Guardian
by Scancomark.com Team
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