28 January 2020
Commenting on the Migration Advisory Committee, Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley said:
“It is good to see the Migration Advisory Committee has not recommended a full shift to a points-based migration system. The Government now has no grounds to adopt a full points based system, given what independent experts are telling them.
“However, we would have liked to see the committee going further with an outright rejection of the idea of implementing a points-based system in the UK. From the NHS to our hospitality and construction sectors, EU workers have contributed to our country’s prosperity for decades.
“We should recognise their contribution and not build a system that discriminates based on the wealth of the individual. We are a richer and more interesting country thanks to the people that have come here and made it their home."