Down­sides to im­mi­gra­tion is clear

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

RE­GARD­ING the let­ter from ‘Shy­fox’ sup­port­ing high lev­els of im­mi­gra­tion and crit­i­cis­ing Brex­i­teers who have an op­pos­ing view;

What ‘ Shy­fox’ fails to men­tion are the con­sid­er­able down­sides of the re­cent very high net lev­els of im­mi­gra­tion which have to­talled one mil­lion ev­ery few years.

These peo­ple need cor­re­spond­ing pro­vi­sion of hous­ing, roads, trans­port, coun­cil ser­vices, so­cial ser­vices, schools, doc­tors, hos­pi­tals etc. It would re­quire the gov­ern­ment to in­crease its spend­ing by tens of £bil­lions per year if this in­creas­ing de­mand was to be met.

Also, it is likely that the in­come of our low­est paid work­ers is be­ing held down by this im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy. Finally, there is the ques­tion of whether it is fair that a rel­a­tively rich coun­try like ours is re­cruit­ing highly trained em­ploy­ees such as en­gi­neers, sci­en­tists, doc­tors and nurses from much poorer coun­tries.

G Kent

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