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Are UK employeers "addicted to immigration"?

"Damian Green said Labour’s open door policies meant it became too easy for businesses to recruit migrant workers as a first option over British recruits." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/8430001/Britain-is-addicted-to-immigration-warns-minister.html "To often over the past ten years it has been the first resort. Britain became addicted to immigration as a solution to a number of problems and we have to wean ourselves off that addiction. “It will be better for us all as a society if we do look first to the many skilled people who are employed in this country. “It was a policy driven by the previous Government that did allow everyone to have an easy option and allow both government and employers to do less training than we need.” amania - who said I was British?

Asked By: nlv - 4/6/2011
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Skills! Skills! Skills... More
Answered By: Maggie - 4/6/2011
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The reason is because British people can't spell employers so they have to get people in from overseas.
Answered By: amania_r - 4/6/2011
 
Migrant workers are cheaper. That is all that matters to employers.
Answered By: 12345sniper - 4/6/2011
 
And Damian Green is only realising this now? Its much more preferable for Business and job agencies to recruit foreigners, I and my wife registered with a Job agency 3 years back and not one offer of work, yet the place is filled with Polish and Lithuanians who all get work... More
Answered By: Jim J - 4/6/2011
 
troll
Answered By: deaon27 - 4/6/2011
 
It's the same old story - cheap labour... More
Answered By: one shot - 4/6/2011
 
Its too easy to think like you do,Employers need people with skills who aren't lazy and will work at doing the jobs that some lazy bone idle british people think are beneath them.. There you have it in a nut shell. Immigrants will do the jobs that british people won't at a lower pay rate.. seems obvious to me that if... More
Answered By: robert x - 4/6/2011
 
I think there is something terribly wrong going on when a successful country, and the people who made it a successful country, seem to be deliberately being overlooked in favor of foreigners. What this is really all about is the desire to racially and culturally change the demographics of the West... More
Answered By: AQUILA - 4/6/2011
 
Are UK tories addicted to demonising everyone else? And what's an employeer when it's out? And if it's all the fault of the previous government, how come unemployment levels are rising now, not then?
Answered By: Tas - 4/6/2011
 
They are when it comes to Cheap labour, soon Eastern European labour won't be as cheap as it has it been, then when that day comes Turkey will be admitted into the EU and with a population of 80 Million Turkey will supply Britain with the cheap labour its bosses so desperately crave... More
Answered By: Marc likes Mearkats - 4/6/2011
 
I'm not. I go out of my way to only employ British workers, this is because It is extremely difficult to get immigrant Bricklayers who can work to the same high standards as our own people.
Answered By: The Bricklayer - 4/6/2011
 
Yes, cheap labour !
Answered By: danor - 4/6/2011
 
I agree with Maggie as a recruiter of some thirty plus years I have found that the skills in this country have depleted in the last thirteen years due to cheap skilled labour. usually a student visa that has either been abused or misused... More
Answered By: sylvie c - 4/7/2011
 
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