Should we cherry pick who we let in to the UK?

  Cymro. 10:06 27 Apr 2018

BBC link

It is when you read things like this that you should realise just how much we need immigrants. Yes granted a line should be drawn somewhere but just think the mess our country would be in if even tighter immigration controls were introduced. It seems to me we need them as much as they need us.

  Aitchbee 12:03 27 Apr 2018

The ability to speak, write and read fluently in the English language would be a most necessary criterion before anything else. If you don't pass that test you don't get in. [simple grammatical errors are not OK]

'Low-hanging fruit' is just not good enough.

  Flak999 12:03 27 Apr 2018

We need a properly structured and enforced immigration system, people who are of use to us and our economy should be welcomed and stringent tests could accomplish this. People of no net worth to the economy and society should be barred from entry!

It is quite simple I would say to determine who is going to benefit our society and economy and who isn't!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:07 27 Apr 2018

If you haven't got a job to come to or can't support yourself you're not allowed in!

That's the Aussie policy and ours should be the same.

  robertm7 12:54 27 Apr 2018

Yes, I think it would be a good idea to make some more advanced tests so that immigrants are checked before they enter the UK. I mean, I come from Poland and I should be probably on the opposite but taking into consideration what is going on in France, this would be just for safety.

  Belatucadrus 13:59 27 Apr 2018

The problem appears to be not so much the concept of "Cherry Picking" it's the brain dead bunch of bozos employed by the Home Office to do the enforcing.

Latest Booboo

  Govan1x 16:47 27 Apr 2018

Train more doctors from the UK would be the best bet. But I suppose the price of training them would be to expensive. So they bring them in from elsewhere.

There should be no need to bring so many in from foreign countries when we can train our own workforce to do the job.

Make an appointment to see a doctor and I would say there would be a 90% chance that the doctor you see was not born in the UK

Mind you trying to get an appointment to see a doctor is pathetic.

When we leave the EU maybe things will change for the better and we can train more doctors and Nurses etc to fill the gaps. And the same with all other jobs.

At the moment they can get 100 trained Doctors from India alone. No training needed.

  Quickbeam 17:37 27 Apr 2018


We already have that policy!

  bumpkin 20:34 27 Apr 2018

* Do you know how long it takes to train a GP? Approximately 10 Years.*

Which makes me wonder whether the immigrant doctors have the same and are equally qualified.

  Quickbeam 06:45 28 Apr 2018

When you look at the number of immigrant EU employees that work in the many acres of Next/Amazon/supermarket warehousing, those that are at the low end of the skills chain, we have to ask ourselves if we're really going to reduce immigrants at all...

I think a great realty check on the home truths of immigrant input to the home economy is beckoning post Brexit.

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