Jack Hine suggests: “We are a multi-national country, get used to it”
We are all immigrants: The original inhabitants of ‘England’ are long gone and distributed throughout Wales, Brittany and beyond.
This country needs immigrants and their skills and efforts should be welcomed. Instead, new immigrants are insecure because of Brexit and the possibility of deportation. They’re attacked in the streets and termed by the Daily Mail as “spongers” and “liggers”.
As there has been a decline in unemployment, it doesn’t appear that these people have taken the jobs of UK born Brits and if the country is to grow (and grow it must), we need immigrants. With a controlled policy, as occurs in Australia and Switzerland, this works well and it is anything but for the bad of native citizens.
Do the people who demonstrate against foreigners coming here and support Brexit not realise the potential for growth is best served by remaining in Europe and migration? They ignore the numbers and simply rant about “getting our country back”. They’re nothing but clueless.
It’s quite simple: Draw a graph of GDP, with or without Brexit, and then calculate the financial contributions brought in by skilled working immigrants now and in the future. You’ll not be surprised by the result.
This country cannot be saved by turning the clock back to Victorian Britain and an empire we no longer have. Equally, Theresa May’s talk of easily renegotiating trade deals, I must say, are nothing but pie in the sky!
I love Britain but why do we have to be so obstinate by encouraging its downfall? Patriotic? I think not.
Jack Hine is a dealer in vintage memorabilia based in Belgravia, London and Hove, East Sussex. Follow him on Twitter at @jack_p_hine.