Guest workers the most viable option
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This has been mainly withdrawn because it was at last realised the amount of waste of good food this caused.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