‘Anti-London’ UK visa policy

UK General Election on 8 June 2017.

The Conservative manifesto outlines plans to reduce net UK Visa numbers to the tens of thousands, while doubling the immigration skills charge to £2,000 for companies hiring non-EU workers – and potentially EU citizen’s post-Brexit. It’s claimed that the fees will be invested in high skills training for UK workers.

The immigration skills charge only came into force from 6 April 2017, requiring businesses to pay £1,000 per worker (£364 for smaller businesses), per year to hire foreign personnel. Barely a month since its introduction the government looks set to double the fee. Mr Khan said: “The Tory UK immigration policies are totally unworkable and will cause huge damage to London’s economy.”

Home Office that has a track record of being dodgy, corrupt and dishonest.  This is especially important after the shocking terrorist attack in Manchester on 22 May 2017.   If this sort of behaviour is tolerated this gives a valuable propaganda advantage to terrorists.

In Apartheid South Africa the Government stopped publishing reports about deaths in Police custody because of the increasingly ridiculous statements they had to make to cover up the real reasons why inmates died.  It has to be said that an organisation sponsored by the Home Office that regularly makes false and untrue statements and acts outside the law is what you would expect to see in a Totalitarian State such as Apartheid South Africa or Nazi Germany and not in a Western democracy.