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Mass EU Migration is Dividing Communities and Fostering Disharmony

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, immigration has started to play a bigger role in the Brexit debate – and rightly so.

The issue of migration is an asset for the Leave campaign because the remainers don’t want to talk about it.

Indeed, only last week we caught another glimpse of the snobbery and out of touch views inherent in the Labour Party when Pat Glass MP called a member of the public a “racist” for raising concerns about migration:

It’s easy for Glass and all the other self-righteous metropolitan elitists to try to shut down the migration debate by using the ‘R’ word because they themselves are not affected by its impact on wages, cost of living and housing.

I have been UKIP’s migration spokesman for nearly two years. I am mixed race. My grandfather was a black American and my grandmother was Irish and migrated to the UK some time ago.

Over the past two years, I’ve studied the numbers, spoken to various stakeholders and I also wrote UKIP’s migration policy for the 2015 general election.

One thing is clear in my mind: immigration is not an insular issue. Immigration affects absolutely every aspect of domestic policy. For this reason alone, it has to be a central issue in this referendum debate.

I believe that the freedom of a country to control its own borders is a fundamental right. In Britain, we have conceded this right and handed it over to the European Union, leaving the UK with an open border to over 500 million people.

By voting to remain, you are voting for a continuation of this policy and heeding our ability to control who comes in this country for decades to come.

Yet the remain campaigners fail to recognise that the EU is an expansionist bloc. Every time a new member state joins, the result is that millions more people have the right to work and settle in the UK.

Do we really want an open border to Turkey, a country with an awful human rights record and a population of about 80 million people?

The only way to prevent this is by voting to leave, especially when our Prime Minister is hell bent on being the number one champion of Turkish accession to the EU.

The EU free movement of people policy is unfair, unethical and discriminates against migrants from non EU countries.

If Britain had been members of the EU when my grandparents migrated to Britain decades ago, my Irish grandmother would have come here with no questions asked, regardless of whether she was coming to work or to settle.

My American grandfather, on the other hand, would have had to apply for a visa and meet certain strict requirements set by the UK government, no matter what he had to offer Britain. This is a clear discrimination on how we treat migrants, and many would argue it is racist and hostile to citizens from non-EU countries.

The reality is that mass migration from the EU has done more harm than good. It has caused wage compression for the lowest paid workers and it’s put an ever-growing pressure on public services.

In towns which have witnessed a higher than average influx of EU migrants, it has caused disharmony and discontent in communities. Mass migration of an uncontrolled kind prevents social cohesion and divides our society.

There is no indication that EU migration will decrease if we vote to remain. On the contrary, the new £9-an-hour national living wage, to be introduced by 2020, will act as a bigger pull factor for over 500 million EU passport holders with an automatic right to come here.

Leaving the EU will enable us to tackle the problems mass migration has created. It will give our elected government of the day the power to control who comes and who goes at our ports.

These decisions will all be accountable at the ballot box – a far cry from the situation we currently find ourselves in.

Fonte: http://heatst.com  - 3.06.2016



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