James Brokenshire has blamed families that are better-off and big businesses of profiting from the new influx of overseas workers. The new conservative immigration minister further lamented that low-cost labour and services were demanded by wealthy middle class household which has propelled mass immigration. He believes that the regular persons who work hard haven’t received any economic welfare that immigration brings.
The immigration minister also blamed a Liberal Democrat minister of being condescending and spreading lies about immigration. He also lashed out at Vince Cable, who is the Business Secretary for the Liberal Democrat whom he claimed made several misleading statements about immigration last week, thus broadening the Coalition split about the issues. The minister was making his first major address since being appointed to the post of immigration minister. He tried to compare the Conservatives to the working class voters whom the pollsters believe are not happy about immigration. It is said that these voters may be attracted to vote UK Independence Party in the upcoming elections.
He continued on with his speech by saying that employers reap the rewards of immigration as they spend less on labor and middle class who opted for inexpensive tradesmen. He believes that the regularly hard-working British miss out on these benefits. Vince Cable made a comment last week stating that rising immigration was good news, but the new immigration minister was quick to condemn this statement saying increasing immigration will apply burden on the social cohesion and infrastructure of the country. He also believes that this bulk of foreign workers can drive wages down and moved local people from the labour market.
He cited that the working class and the immigrant themselves are the one who loses out from the rewards of immigration.
Economists and persons form the business sector have stated that the UK needs a stable source of immigrant workers to cover for skill gaps in order to help economic progress. However, the new immigration minister rejected these suggestions as he believes that the cost and rewards of immigrant workers were not evenly spread.
The Conservative Party has guaranteed that they will curtail the net immigration of the UK to well under the 100,000 target, but presently the figure is standing around 250, 000. This has drawn suggestion all over that the target is unreachable, but the immigration minster has maintained that the party will achieve this goal.
Despite how hard it may seem to achieve the target of fewer than 100,000 migrants per year, the minister lamented that the party stands by this aim.
This feud between the parties developed from the accusation that Downing Street withheld a report into the effect of immigration in the job market. The report emerged which indicated that the initial effect of immigration was nowhere near what was first thought. Those new finding showed that the statistics for 100 immigrants 23 British would be unemployed was way less than was originally thought and Downing Street withheld the report.
However, on its publication the report concluded that immigration made it more difficult for low skilled citizens to have a stable job during an economic recession but did not allude to any impact during economic developments.