Downsides to immigration is clear
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.