Tuesday, Oct 24, 2006

The Flood Gates Open

BBC: Reid outlines new EU work curbs

Loads of loop holes in the curbs on the Romanian and Bulgarian invasion next year so that we will be well and truly swamped. House prices will be pushed up as a result.

Posted by sovietuk @ 03:22 PM (2860 views)
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1. Barebear said...

What a farce and a fine example of how stupid this government is.

O.K. to come in if your self employed!! Every burglar,pykie,mugger and car thief are self employed,Oh and they claim benefits and have kids as well don't yer know.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 04:22PM Report Comment
 

2. little professor said...

"The only unskilled working allowed will be in food processing and agriculture."

Isn't this where most Eastern European immigrants end up working? Also anyone self-employed can enter, so that's the plumbers, electricians etc sorted.

"The curbs contrast with the open-door policy when the eight former communist states joined in 2004.
At that time the Home Office expected about 15,000 migrant workers a year - but 600,000 arrived in two years. "

Oops!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 04:24PM Report Comment
 

3. uncle chris said...

"The only unskilled working allowed will be in food processing and agriculture."

Was I the only one to spend my school summer holidays picking potatoes and helping to collect straw bales from the fields. Surely that was the whole point of long summer holidays in this country, and an excellent way for children (of the past) to earn pocket money. That's how I earnt enough money for my first bike and I tell you, it was such a sense of achievment. I'm afraid we have become too soft on children, who are now off on indulgent (anti-vironmental) holidays rather than learning to look after themselves.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 04:39PM Report Comment
 

4. waitingfor hpc said...

not sure what jobs these guys are going to do that have not been done already.......

we are saturated and unemployment is already going up.

IMHO will not have any change on house prices, but will push the state burden up even further and result in more crime and social unrest. Best build the green fields before the gypsy's land on them !

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 04:51PM Report Comment
 

5. kpjcomp said...

Don't think it will have any effect on House prices.

These people will be working for peanuts, and will most likely force wages down, if people's wages go down, so less to spend on a house.
They will most likely be living with 20 people to one 3 bed house. And if house prices do go up, the cost of living for these people will get too high, and they will just go back home.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 04:52PM Report Comment
 

6. Northernlad said...

another great Fcck Up!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 05:51PM Report Comment
 

7. Oracle said...

If their management of the lastest batch is anywhere near as effective as the first wave,then we'll see horriffic repercussions as the indigenous folk lose their quality of life.

Brixton/toxteth all over again??

Things can only get better huh????

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 07:19PM Report Comment
 

8. Mrmickey said...

Eventually there were more slaves in Rome than Romans. I wonder how many immigrants there are to actual citizens in London it must be getting on that way by now.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 07:46PM Report Comment
 

9. denzil said...

Labour realise that large scale immigration holds down wage inflation throughout large sectors of the economy.
The restrictions announced by Reid are little more then spin to appease the increasingly disgruntled public and are also, as has been pointed out, completely unworkable.
Looks little more than hot air from a political party that can produce nothing more than spin.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 08:44PM Report Comment
 

10. P. Doff said...

kpjcomp. Don't think it will have any effect on House prices.
I disagree. Another million bodies looking for somewhere to live is going to stoke the rental market and further the BTL cause. This is already the perception of many of the BTLers I know, who think that returns can only get better when the new influx surge begins.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 10:09PM Report Comment
 

11. Ticktock said...

I'm quite sure that this is nothing more than spin. Nu labour have no ideas at all beyond the carbon copy of US economic policy, which requires a massive, and on-going, inflow of slaves.

They will do nothing, absolutely nothing, in reality, to stem the tide of cheap labour.

Londoner's believe that they deserve cheap servants, and have, true to form, forgotton all the lessons of history that had previously restrained their ambitions.

History (a wise comrade once observed) has a nasty habbit of repeating itself.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 10:52PM Report Comment
 

12. kpjcomp said...

P.Doff,
I think you've missed the bit where I say, these people will be working for peanuts, IOW. The rental they could efford will be peanuts.
If it's too high they will go home, so BTL'ers don't get too excited.
Also if a million people came over here, it would most likely effect wages too, People are allready over stretched with mortgages payments, with presure on there wages from cheap labour do you really think they would pay more for there mortgage?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:32PM Report Comment
 

13. Nohpc said...

These people will not go home if rent is too high. They come here to work and only work. They will pay almost 95% of their income on rent if they have to because they will still be left with more money in their pocket than if they worked in their own countries. People will always want to come to Britain. It may seem crap to us but it's a hell of a lot better than other countries.

I don't think the insurge will push prices up but I think it will help them not to drop. Prices can't rise much more as affordability is pretty much at the maximum now.

I think anyone that is wanting to make a contribution to society has a right to live here. Certainly more right than the able unemployed that sponge of the state. They are the ones that we should be making leave the country.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 02:47AM Report Comment
 

14. harold said...

Nohpc, for once I find myself agreeing.

TT, while I agree with your point about cheap labour propping up the economy, the world has never seen such mass migration. Therefore, I wonder what 'history' you allude to, and what exactly will be repeated?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:39AM Report Comment
 

15. inbreda said...

I also feel great surprise at agreeing with nohpc - but I'm happy to do so.

Not sure how much of a prop it will be to house prices, given the pressure on already overstretched families with big mortgages. Making a BTL elite rich is only going to squeeze the average homeowners. Can the market really survive without FTBs OR homeowners?

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 12:05PM Report Comment
 

16. Pack Your Bags said...

Although I feel nohpc is correct in what he say's he does not mention a time frame.

In the next few years all those companies building new car plants and factories in Eastern Europe will start pulling people back much in the same way as Ireland has done over the past 15 years.

The sad fact remains that these people are far better educated than the average brit, and the long term consequences for the UK when they leave are not good.

Just be grateful they want to come here for now.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 01:50PM Report Comment
 

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