Immigration restriction based on skills should be regarded equally skeptically as restrictions according to race.

Grey DayGrey DayThe acceptable argument for immigration seems to be that immigrants should only be allowed into the UK if our economy requires their skills.Grey Day

Immigration restriction based on skills should be regarded equally sceptically as restrictions according to race.

Restrictions based on skills assume that The UK is no more than a large company importing skills and exporting goods and services. This triumph of unrestricted capitalism objectifies us all and values nothing but profit.

I have several friends who lose out to new immigrants when looking for work due to their age.

Capital and labour markets are now global but laws to protect workers and provide basic healthcare operate only at national level. This is why our governments constantly snip away at pensions and healthcare to reduce the UK government’s operational expenditure to that of our “competitors”.

While this keeps industry in the UK and value on Gordon Brown’s spreadsheet it gradually erodes our standards to those of undemocratic dictatorships like China.Grey DayGrey Day

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7 comments

  1. I f a factory In London decided not to employ people from aberdeen there would be an outcry.
    However it seems that you are trying to defend not employing people from Bucharest even it is nearer.
    Borders are only lines on a map that people draw they dont really exist.
    Ive lost out on jobs to new immigrants,,and women..and white blokes…and jews
    As a teenager would say”Deal with it”
    The world runs on the law onf supply and demand.
    People move to jobs…Jobs dont move to suit people.
    Around me are plenty of closed steelworks and pits…. Those who try and stop forces of nature and trampled by them.
    Not even the strngth and solidarity of miners could win

  2. As usual you portray the motives as racist and refuse to address the argument.

  3. People has always moved around—if you are going to stop the and destroy the world economy at the same time then at least propose why immigration is bad—other than you cant deal with difference

  4. My article wasn’t about complaining about immigration, it was about using a selection process based on skills.

  5. My argument is that any selection process is by its nature wrong. Immigration controls stop people living and working where they want to.
    This means a decrease in everyones civil liberties and creates barriers to trade.
    E.g. now everyone gets searched at airports less people fly.
    Famous immigrants include moses–the Egyptians actually tried to stop him migrating.
    Incidently Adam wasnt evven happy in Eden–wanted to see the world—god didnt introduce immigration controls–they are unnatural

  6. Re post 4: why complain that your friends have lost out to job to immigrants? And not anyone else–like all racists your thin veneer of logic is easily destroyed

  7. You say “any selection process is by its nature wrong.”

    Dah…. isn’t that what I said. The article was entitled “Immigration restriction based on skills should be regarded equally skeptically as restrictions according to race.“

    But I don’t expect you read the article. You just saw the word race and started on your usual rant.

    Then you say “why complain that your friends have lost out to job to immigrants? And not anyone else–like all racists your thin veneer of logic is easily destroyed”

    You have to try to hold more than one word in your head at once.

    I complain that friends lose their job to immigrants because the current immigration selection process is based on skills. Therefore my friends aren’t competing fairly. Most of the immigrants that come in are screened to fit the jobs that exist. I use that to back up my theme that “Immigration restriction based on skills should be regarded equally skeptically as restrictions according to race.“

    I implicitly condemn immigration selection based on race yet you deem this racist. – You’re absurd.

    I suspect that you are suffering from what psychiatrists term splitting. That is dividing the world into good people and bad people. Anyone who disagrees with you is condemned as racist and therefore their arguments can be dismissed and you can continue your fantasy where everyone is out to get you.

    It is prejudice that is the core injustice within racism and you are prejudice.

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