Green Party responds to Government immigration White Paper

19 December 2018

Caroline Lucas MP said:

"Confronted with negative headlines, Theresa May has a habit of diverting attention by pointing the finger at migrants.

"But this latest announcement affects us all - stripping British people of our freedom to live, love, study and work across 27 other countries without needing a visa.

"The white paper's arbitrary £30,000 income threshold will worsen the severe staffing crisis in our NHS and leave all of us poorer - both economically and culturally. And ministers appear to be doing nothing to address people's genuine concerns about low pay and pressure on public services by strengthening workers' rights and properly enforcing the minimum wage. 

"In 2016 the public voted to take back control - not to give up their rights."

Notes: 

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/18/cabinet-stand-off-over-30000-threshold-for-skilled-migrants?CMP=twt_gu






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