Guest work­ers the most vi­able op­tion

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION -

I READ Cliff Dixon’s let­ter about the EU en­ti­tled ‘What in­sid­ers are not ad­mit­ting’ (Let­ters, May 25).

I’m con­cerned that our schools, hos­pi­tals, hous­ing and in­fra­struc­ture will not be able to cope with the con­tin­ued in­flow of mi­grants.

In the past, gov­ern­ments could pre­pare th­ese well in ad­vance by study­ing the cen­sus re­sults.

This is no longer pos­si­ble be­cause ev­ery day in­com­ers ar­rive in Bri­tain need­ing th­ese fa­cil­i­ties.

Pro-EU min­is­ters claim we need the in­com­ers to work in Bri­tain, but why can’t we have ‘guest work­ers’ as Ger­many has done for decades, where peo­ple with skills come to work for a pe­riod of time and then re­turn to their own coun­try.

I’ve read that 10,000 peo­ple were turned down for nurs­ing train­ing in Bri­tain last year be­cause we didn’t have enough train­ing places avail­able – and yet we are im­port­ing nurses!

It is re­ported that a per­son who works in the UK needs to earn more than £27,000 a year in or­der to pay enough tax for all the ser­vices their fam­ily will need, such as the NHS and schools. Be­tween 2001 and 2014, 3.3 mil­lion mi­grants came to live in the UK. Of­fi­cial pro­jec­tions sug­gest the UK pop­u­la­tion (now 65m) will be more than 70mil­lion in 11 years’ time.

A huge 500 mil­lion peo­ple in the EU have a le­gal right to come to live in Bri­tain. They won’t all come of course, but this is just not sus­tain­able for our small is­land.

Bri­tain pays £350 mil­lion a week to the EU. There are also the petty EU di­rec­tives – that all fruit and veg­eta­bles had to be the cor­rect mea­sure­ments in or­der to be sold in su­per­mar­kets.

This has been mainly with­drawn be­cause it was at last re­alised the amount of waste of good food this caused. The EU also want to re­strict the sale of health sup­ple­ments in Bri­tain – not for safety rea­sons but for EU ‘har­mon­i­sa­tion’.

Yet the nu­tri­tional re­quire­ments are very dif­fer­ent for a per­son liv­ing in sunny Greece to peo­ple in cold grey Bri­tain, many of whom have a short­age of vi­ta­min D. NAME AND AD­DRESS SUP­PLIED

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