On Sunday, Jacqui Smith said that a new points based system will be used to “raise the bar” for highly skilled migrants to curb the numbers coming in.
The move is part of an immigration crackdown to be unveiled by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith tomorrow to “put British workers first” – and increase the BNP share of the vote.
The Home Secretary has been rattled by a blizzard of damaging statistics in recent weeks, which have blown a hole in Gordon Brown’s promise to deliver ‘British jobs for British workers’. Earlier this week, the Mail revealed how foreign workers are taking a greater share of British jobs than at any time in history. They now hold 3,819,000 jobs or 13 per cent of the total. Two-thirds of the foreign workers (2,647,000) are from outside the EU.
Employers will be forced to advertise vacancies in the Jobcentre Plus network before filling them with migrant labour under a series of measures to be announced.
This should have an unexpected silver lining to the cloud, as the Royal Opera House is forced to advertise in the Sheffield Jobcentre for Italian speaking Tenor sopranos, GCHQ for Russian speaking Data Analysts, and the Melli Bank for an Iranian speaking auditor……….. naturally none of these jobs will appeal to the huddled masses round their braziers, but it will allow politicians to say that there is ‘no reason’ for high unemployment in the UK – and point to the soaring numbers of jobs advertised in the job centres.
The elephant currently squatting in the cabinet room is the the slag heap of professional benefits claimants who have never done a stroke of work in years, if ever – both migrant and home grown. Creating a series of hurdles over which The London Philharmonic must jump in order to bring in a third violinist is ‘smoke and mirrors’ magic tricks – we deserve better from the politicians who created this mess.