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UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers
Guardian (UK) ^ | 2/18/2020 | Lisa O'Carroll, Peter Walker and Libby Brooks

Posted on 02/19/2020 2:13:22 PM PST by RightGeek

Britain is to close its borders to unskilled workers and those who can’t speak English as part of a fundamental overhaul of immigration laws that will end the era of cheap EU labour in factories, warehouses, hotels and restaurants.

Unveiling its Australian-style points system on Wednesday, the government will say it is grasping a unique opportunity to take “full control” of British borders “for the first time in decades” and eliminate the “distortion” caused by EU freedom of movement.

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A 10-page briefing document outlining the new immigration policy states:

• UK borders will be closed to non-skilled workers – and all migrants will have to speak English.

• Anyone wanting to come to the UK to work must have a job offer with a salary threshold of £25,600 – though a salary “floor” of £20,480 will be acceptable in special cases where there might have a skills shortage skills, such as in nursing.

• There will be no route for self-employed people coming into the UK, spelling the end to, for example, Polish plumbers or Romanian builders arriving without a job.

• Border control will no longer accept ID cards from countries such as France and Italy. This, it is understood, is an attempt to clamp down on non-EU workers beating the system with forged ID cards.

• The skills threshold for foreign nationals wanting to work in the UK will be lowered from degree to A-levels or their equivalent. The cap on the numbers of skilled workers is being scrapped – and a small number of highly skilled workers will be allowed to come in without a job.

• The right of artists, entertainers, sports people and musicians to enter for performances, competitions and auditions will be retained.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: aliens; bordersecurity; brexit; britain; england; eu; europe; uk
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Hit the link for all the whining from the usual suspects.

Boo Hoo girl is sad!


1 posted on 02/19/2020 2:13:22 PM PST by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

Someone inform the UK that the damage has already been done, gg. /s


2 posted on 02/19/2020 2:14:05 PM PST by cranked
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To: RightGeek

It will keep Poles out, but I bet it won’t keep a single Muzzie out.


3 posted on 02/19/2020 2:14:31 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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too little too late for the UK - overrun by muzzies, poles and other third-world parasites.


4 posted on 02/19/2020 2:16:39 PM PST by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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To: RightGeek

How are Commonwealth countries affected?


5 posted on 02/19/2020 2:21:30 PM PST by ameribbean expat
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To: sheehan

Every ethnic group has its share of bums. But Poles are third-world parasites? I think not.


6 posted on 02/19/2020 2:21:44 PM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: sheehan

Now they close the barn door.


7 posted on 02/19/2020 2:22:45 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: RightGeek

Such incredible insight...

Bout time...


8 posted on 02/19/2020 2:24:26 PM PST by DoughtyOne (The DNC has a taxidermist on speed dial for Nancy, Hillary, and Ruth.)
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what they really need to stop is Pakistan/Mid-east family chain-migration.

Are those rules being fixed as well?


9 posted on 02/19/2020 2:25:16 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Leaning Right

Poles certainly weren’t parasites in 1940, when their pilots were saving Britain’s bacon.


10 posted on 02/19/2020 2:27:24 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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“too little too late for the UK - overrun by muzzies, poles and other third-world parasites.”

Poles are 3rd world parasites?

If I recall all muslims are only about 10% pop of Uk and Europe in general .

What is our population of Hispanics? 30%

We are the ones being over run not Europe.


11 posted on 02/19/2020 2:32:39 PM PST by setter
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To: cranked

My exact thought.


12 posted on 02/19/2020 2:40:02 PM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: dfwgator

> Poles certainly weren’t parasites in 1940, when their pilots were saving Britain’s bacon. <

And they weren’t parasites when they turned back the Muslim Turks at the Battle of Vienna (1683).

And they weren’t parasites when they turned back Lenin’s Red Army at the Battle of Warsaw (1920).

The West owes the Poles a great debt.


13 posted on 02/19/2020 2:44:21 PM PST by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: RightGeek

Too little, too late. The UK is gone, as much of Europe is and will be.


14 posted on 02/19/2020 2:49:07 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: cranked

Canada has had a points system for decades. Are they saying the UK just let whomever in without scoring them?


15 posted on 02/19/2020 2:53:04 PM PST by Sam Gamgee
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To: carriage_hill

Stupid me it took a few moments for this to sink in. This is a result of Brexxit. Now Britain has full control of its borders again.


16 posted on 02/19/2020 2:54:34 PM PST by Sam Gamgee
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To: carriage_hill

Polish plumbers aren’t the problem.


17 posted on 02/19/2020 2:55:28 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: RightGeek

Too little... Too late...


18 posted on 02/19/2020 3:07:10 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
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U.K., if you turn away the Poles. market forces will boost your labor costs way, way up to where your British boys will want to be ace plumbers and electricians again. But that's proper all right: that is exactly what market forces are supposed to do.

On the other hand, in a key moment of American civilization, the Polish and other Central Europeans turned the U.S. Upper Midwest/Great Lake states into the industrial powerhouse of the world. So U.K., if you don't want the Poles, we'll take some more. Poles and Coal. Maybe they can help us resurrect Buffalo, Toledo and Detroit.

19 posted on 02/19/2020 3:10:29 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: dfwgator; Sam Gamgee

No, Polish plumbers aren’t the problem.

The enemies are already inside the gates and running London, and who knows what else. Sweden’s gone, Germany’s gone, France is nearing its tipping point, etc etc etc.


20 posted on 02/19/2020 3:19:02 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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