Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tories are Okay Too

Hats off to Dave Cameron.

Recall that this measure is coming from a coalition of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.  This doesn't prove the doomsayers are wrong but it is a hopeful sign.

3 comments:

hailtoyou said...

"non-EU nationals permitted to work in the U.K. from April 2011 will be capped at about 22,000 — a reduction of about one-fifth from 2009."

So, previously, 27,500 work-visas were issued yearly. Now it will be 22,000. (A reduction of a fifth = 5,500 / 27,500).

But then there is--

"[It] will have only a limited impact on Britain's overall immigration rate — as work-related visas account only for about 20 percent of migration."

Which means ~110,000 immigrate legally, yearly, via some kind of non-work visa. (Especially family-based "chain migration").


In simplest terms, if 2009 overall-immigration accounted for 100 units, it will be 95 units under the new rules. Great.

B Lode said...

Okay, okay. We're doomed! We should give up! Throw ourselves off tall buildings, or at least retreated to unheated cabins in the trackless wilderness.
:)

Cameron made the move, he didn't flinch, and he wasn't deterred by cries of racism.

Means something to me if not to to you.

Hail said...

B Lode, the Tories say they want to cap new immigration at 100,000/year by 2015.

That is their "bold" plan, their end-game, limiting further immigration to 100,000/annum! (Even that is probably unrealizeable, according to the article.)

Tories will not solve the problem. No "conservative" party in Europe has ever shown a willingness to cut immigration on its own volition. Their hand is forced by the rise of emergent nationalistic parties.

Thus, the BNP is Britain's only hope.