The biggest immigration myth is the lie that we need immigration to solve ‘the skills shortage’.
City bosses, employers, and politicians are all saying that we must have immigration otherwise the country will collapse.
This fixation on immigration is foolish.
Immigration is a permanent solution to a temporary problem if there is a skills shortage.
If there are skills shortages in Britain, then our schools and universities are not doing a good job.
This is despite students achieving a record number of grade A passes.
When employers say they can’t get skilled workers in the UK, they are being economical with the truth.
They can’t get the staff they need because they want to pay low wages.
I know the tricks that employers can get up to when they want to increase their profits.
Having worked in the computer industry for a long time, I saw one reason large-scale computer systems fail.
American companies came to Britain to recruit British computer staff not because they were better than their American counterparts.
They did so because British computer software engineers were far cheaper to employ.
Similarly, British companies then started to recruit workers from India because they were far cheaper to employ.
As a result, tens of thousands of British computer staff lost their jobs.
Another result of this was that large computer systems began to fail regularly.
In 2011, the axe fell on Labour’s £12billion NHS computer system.
Recently, BA suffered a serious computer system failure.
BA cancelled all its flights out of London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports for a few days.
The failure happened on a Bank Holiday weekend.
BA’s recently installed computer system has now suffered its sixth major crash in one year.
Maybe it’s just a coincidence that BA made seven hundred very experienced British computer staff redundant.
Perhaps it’s just a coincidence that BA outsourced their computer work to very inexperienced Indian workers.
Temporary Work Permits v Passports
Britain could issue temporary work permits instead of passports for any foreign workers.
Many parts of the world use this system.
However, strict controls must be in place.
These permits must be for genuine skill shortages.
They must not be for employers who want to avoid paying a decent wage.
Meanwhile, we can train and teach the required skills to our own people.
Immigration myth conclusion
So, it’s an immigration myth that we have to give passports to every foreign worker.
And we don’t have to give a permanent right of settlement to their children, and their dependants.
As Enoch Powell once said, “We must be mad, literally mad!”
The BNP will stop all further immigration into Britain until we can sort out the immigration shambles.