The government don’t understand the problem

UKIP Hillingdon Press Release – 22nd June 2015 

For immediate release 

The Conservative Government today launched a policy making it clear that any non EU migrant working in the UK would have to earn over £35k per annum within six years of arriving in the UK or face deportation.

CD leaflet image jpegCommenting on the news, UKIP Hillingdon Chairman and spokesman for the Hayes & Harlington constituency, Cliff Dixon, stated, “There are many people working within our NHS doing vital jobs that pay far less than the threshold at which the Government is setting these new regulations.

During the recent General Election campaign, I pointed out how the NHS is having difficulty recruiting trained technicians for research in to infectious diseases at a number of our top hospitals, including The Royal Free which is leading the fight against Ebola. They are losing out under current rules where those much needed professionals are going instead to Australia, Canada and the USA. Now they will be faced with the reality of losing the technicians they already have with an inability to replace them from within our current talent pool in the UK.

Our own hospital at Hillingdon, already stretched for staff to the extent that they had to spend over £1 million in the final quarter of last year on agency nurses, will see even more shortages that will result in further overspend to bring in temporary workers from the private sector”

Once again, the government ignores the real problem of unlimited, uncontrolled migration from EU member states at the expense of trained professionals from the rest of the world.

Press release ends

Related links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33201189

BBC News report on the new regulations

http://www.ukip.org/_instead_of_sticking_it_to_the_nhs_tories_should_steal_even_more_ukip_policies_to_make_britain_better

Response from UKIP Migration spokesman, Steven Woolfe MEP

Advertisements

Immigration – An inconvenient truth

During the recent General Election campaign, I was asked a very good question at the Hayes & Harlington hustings – “With the debate on immigration being driven by negativity, how can we turn immigration from a negative back to being a positive?”

Hayes hustings April 2015My answer was fairly detailed, but a part of it was reported in some media quarters as ‘silencing the room’ and by some on Twitter as being ‘disgusting’, so with the events of the last week I wish to put the record straight.

The answer, quite simply, is by regaining control of our borders so we can monitor both the quality and quantity of those wishing to come to the UK.

When I was growing up in the seventies and eighties, immigration was running at levels far below those of today. Moreover, before the advent of the European Union in its current form, we had the ability to say who we would and wouldn’t accept in to our country. Because of this, those coming here were predominantly looking to build a better life for themselves through hard work, skill set and integration. In my reply, I pointed to the Ugandan Asians who fled from Idi Amin as a great example of positive immigration, people who have settled and brought with them a tremendous work ethic that has benefitted both our country and their families who are now second and third generation Britons.

The NHS also benefited from immigration in the seventies, with gaps in the service being filled by newcomers taking up positions that we couldn’t fill from our own pool of workers.

Continue reading

UKIP respond to the latest ONS migration figures

The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK has risen by 15% year-on-year, official figures have revealed.
steven woolfe at conference
UKIP Migration spokesman Steven Woolfe MEP said:  “I am sure that the residents of the UK will be as alarmed by these ridiculously high numbers of people coming into Britain, as I am. UKIP warned that opening the door to Romania and Bulgaria on January 1st would lead to more economic refugees into the country. The politically correct establishment condemned us at the time – But we were right.
“Until our political elites state categorically that  EU membership is a major cause of the UK’s wage lowering, uncontrolled, mass migration and broken, unsecured borders they will continue to fail the British people. Our national public infrastructure, services and finances will continue to take the strain of hundreds of thousands of new EU residents in Britain each year. When it comes to immigration, voting Conservative or Labour equals the same outcome. Open borders and hundreds of thousands of EU citizens coming and going into Britain as they please.  The pressure on  schools, hospitals and roads is increasing. It is time we took back control of our borders and who comes into our country  – But this can only happen by voting UKIP.”

Thoughts on ‘The Great Debate’ on the EU from UKIP’s John Bickley

An interesting view on the Farage vs Clegg EU debate from UKIP’s candidate in the recent Wythenshaw by-election, John Bickley

John Bickley

Hi,

Some of the media criticised Nigel for not calling questioners by their first name! Personally, I don’t like politicians calling questioners they don’t know by their first name; in my view it’s condescending. When I was canvassing in WYSE I addressed the public (as did other UKIP activists) as Sir or Madam. It might be old fashioned I accept.

Clegg was very well prepared as you’d expect from a machine politician (with the civil service behind him), however I thought he was evasive & as the debate wore on I increasingly found him to be condescending, patronising and deceitful.

It was Nigel’s first such debate (unlike Clegg) and in that context he did well. I thought his opening line about the state of the EU and why we wouldn’t join it today, knowing what we know today was telling.

Clegg’s mantra about 3 million jobs at risk if we leave the EU is a complete misrepresentation of Ian Begg’s paper ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/uk-politics-video/9822434/Claims-that-3-million-jobs-will-go-if-Britain-exits-EU-a-false-perspective.html)

Nigel did a good job to deconstruct Clegg’s jobs scaremongering. If we were to believe Clegg’s job loss claim then it follows that as the EU sells more to us than vice versa then 4>5 million jobs are at risk in the EU if we leave. It’s codswallop; the UK would continue to trade with the EU just like the rest of world does (and most of them don’t need to be a member of a club that aspires to be a superstate). Also, most of the companies who claim that they’d leave the UK if we left the EU said the same thing when we didn’t join the Euro and they’re still here. Funny that! The EU kowtows to big business & crony capitalism, making it difficult & expensive for SME’s to compete.

The claim by Clegg that the UK wouldn’t be able to stand on its own outside of the EU is utter tosh. English is the universal business language, The City is at the heart of global finance, we are on GMT 0 which means we straddle the world as the day unfolds East to West. Trading with the World is in our blood and we’re very good at it (we used to do most of it!).

If it’s good enough for the Scots to have a referendum on them becoming an independent nation why isn’t it good enough for the UK to decide whether it wants to remain in the EU? Only UKIP can be trusted to give us a guaranteed and honestly framed referendum choice. Cameron’s promise is hollow (he reneged last time – fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me).

Gay marriage. Don’t forget than none of the main parties sought a mandate from the people to make this major change to along standing institution; it was driven by EU legislation & Cameron wanting to look good with the metropolitan elite. If government is going to start making/changing laws without having sought approval via their election manifesto then we’re on a slippery slope. However, we’re already having our laws passed or changed by the EU without our consent. BTW Clegg’s claim that more powers can’t be given to the EU without Parliament’s consent is smoke & mirrors. Over the last forty years we’ve already given away significant powers and current EU treaties allow the EU to grab more power without our Parliament having the right to say no – horse, gate, bolted anyone!!

I thought it was interesting that most of the media gave Clegg the edge but the general public made Nigel the winner by a large margin.

John