No More Low-Wage Immigration, U.K., Canada, Tell Ceos

Neil Munro, Daily Caller, December 16, 2013

Public opposition to high immigration in the United Kingdom has forced the establishment Conservative Party to propose cutting annual work-related immigration down to 75,000.

The country’s opposition to the immigrant inflow is so heated that a government minister has even urged employers to attract needed British workers by offering higher salaries, and to give up relying on low-skill, low-wage workers from Poland or Pakistan.

The minister’s jarring comments came after the CEO of Domino’s Pizza in the U.K. said last week that the country should import more low-wage immigrants to prepare and deliver pizzas.

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“He should perhaps pay his staff a little more, then he might find it easier to recruit them,” responded Mark Harper, the immigration minister. ”If he’s having trouble recruiting labour, I don’t think we should import relatively unskilled labour from outside [Europe] just so that he can keep his wages low,” Harper told a parliamentary hearing.

Batchelor “runs a profitable business [and so] he should pay what the market demands,” the minister said.

The conservative politician’s put-down of a business leader contrasts with politicians’ actions in the United States.

Since June, nearly all Democratic legislators and some Republican legislators have backed a Senate-drafted immigration bill that would triple the legal inflow of low-wage laborers into a stalled economy.

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The British minister’s put-down was delivered as the country’s Conservative Party is being forced by rising public opposition to back away from its pro-immigration policies, which are strongly supported by British industry.

A weekend poll showed the conservatives with only 30 percent of the vote, while the United Kingdom Independence Party won 16 percent of the vote.

UKIP wants the country to leave the European Union, and to reduce the inflow of immigrants. It has grown rapidly during the last decade, mostly by winning voters from the more centrist Conservative Party.

To win back those voters from the UKIP, Conservative Party leaders leaked a report late last week outlining a new plan that would renegotiate European treaties to slash work-related immigration from European Union countries to 75,000 a year.

The report was prepared by the U.K.’s Home Office, which is similar to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The report also called for exclusion of low-skilled labors from poor countries, and tighter curbs on high-skilled immigrants from Germany and other wealthy countries.

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If the Conservative Party manages to set an immigration cap at 75,000, it would place U.K. work-related immigration at roughly one-fifth the per-capita rate in the United States. The U.S. accepts roughly 1 million immigrations per year, and also awards roughly 650,000 temporary work permits to guest-workers each year, even though 20 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed.

Because of public pressure, the U.K.’s main left-of-center party, the Labor Party, has also reversed its outspoken support for immigration, and has moved its polling numbers up to 37 percent.

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Canada’s conservative government is also cracking down in the use of imported low-skill labor.

“The single most powerful tool employers have to address labour skill shortages is raising wage levels,” Jason Kenney, the employment minister in Canada’s conservative government, told business leaders in mid-November.

The country’s guest-worker program “must not, cannot be a first option” he told the business leaders, as he urged them to increase training of their workers. “It must only and always be a last option for employers.”

Kenney suggested the business leaders were being deceptive when they claimed they were suffering from a worker shortage.

“Wage levels have barely kept pace with inflation, and yet every single business organization, industry group, sector council and employer in the country with whom I met tells us one of their top strategic challenges now and certainly into the future is skill and labour shortages,” he scoffed.

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  • Zaporizhian Sich

    It seems finally some politicians see there is a time bomb of rage and revolution swiftly counting down to a detonation of nuclear proportions, and they are terrified they will be among the body count. They know they can only push the white Britons so far, before they come after and execute them as traitors.

  • Puggg

    The politicians in England and Canada read their business CEOs the Riot Act.

    Here, our CEOs read our politicians the Riot Act.

    • JustJeff

      The business of America is business

    • Paleoconn

      America is barely a country and mostly a business.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    Troublesome factoid haunting our globalist elite: The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office projects that S.744 — the Senate “immigration reform” bill supported by all Democrats and 14 GOP senators (stymied in the GOP House) — would decrease U.S. wages for the next 12 years and increase unemployment for the next seven.

    DOCUMENTATION: “The Economic Impact of S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” Congressional Budget Office, June 18, 2013:

    KEY EXCERPT (9th paragraph from top):

    “In sum, relative to current law, enacting S. 744 would . . .
    “*Increase average wages in 2025 and later years (but decrease them before that) . . .
    “*Slightly raise the unemployment rate through 2020 . . .”

  • bigone4u

    Pay white workers a living wage? Now there’s a novel idea. Why didn’t someone think of that before? I wonder if the idea will cross the pond, like the Beatles did back in the day. Not if Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have a say.

    • John R

      That is why, despite my White racialist views, I do not consider myself a conservative. The conservatives today are nearly as bad as the liberals. Liberals only care about minorities, and conservatives only care about the rich. Neither of the two care about ordinary, law abiding, hard working White people.

    • Terra Magnum Imperium

      Agreed, I never understood the Apathy most wealthy whites have towards their own race. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are good example of a billionaire who does next to nothing for whites.

      • Sick of it

        #2 is not an Eskimo. Others have been intermarrying with the non-Eskimos for generations now. Others still work for them.

        • IstvanIN

          1 is not an Eskimo, although he might as well be considering how virulently anti-white he is. Number 2 is an Eskimo.

          • bigone4u

            I’ve found “eskimo” to be confusing code, but an Internet source says:
            Not an eskimo = white person
            eskimo = a J-w
            That seems to be your understanding as well. Right?

          • Sick of it

            Thought we were going with not. Edited my original comment.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        Apathy? Their behavior towards us does not reflect apathy, but ruthless hostility and genocide towards us.

    • Living wages would exist naturally if not for all the illegals. Once they flood one low skill industry, they depress wages across all low skill industry employers. Kitchen staff, fast food employees, and lawncare employees’ low wage flow over to alternative low skill positions as the alternatives for low skill employment decrease.

  • odious liberal

    You get what you pay for, a point lost to the left.

  • A Freespeechzone

    The market pays workers for their SKILLS; something generations ago we assessed before allowing anyone to immigrate to this country.

    Now we encourage the least skilled, ignorant, stupid people who contribute little or nothing–illegally…and DEMAND freebies and ‘rights’—supported by politicians who despise Citizens and worship and reward illegals.

    We need, like Canada, to stop the anchor child crap that is bankrupting us and destroying our country.

  • Note this whole thing is an act of desperation on the part of the Tories to co-opt UKIP, which is bottom feeding off of the Tories big time. Even if they’re serious about these new immigration and visa restrictions, it’ll be back to business as usual round about May 8, 2015.

    • willbest

      Eternal vigilance is the cost of freedom.

  • c684570

    “… give up relying on low-skill, low-wage workers from Poland…”

    Yeah, I’m sure that’s the problem right there.

    • IstvanIN

      Those Poles, nuthin but trouble.

  • Tom_in_Miami

    “It seems finally some politicians see there is a time bomb of rage and
    revolution swiftly counting down to a detonation of nuclear proportions…”

    The question in my mind is how far we can be pushed before we, my fellow Americans, decide we have had enough foreign workers taking jobs that could be filled by Americans. Also, it’s not just a case of foreign workers competing against Americans for jobs on an equal basis. Don’t forget AA which puts certain ethnicities up to the front of the line.

  • IstvanIN

    Media hype. Until HM’s governments in both Canada and the United Kingdom pull a Dominican Republic this is just for show.

  • JohnEngelman

    What a concept! Pay Canadians a decent wage before importing low wage labor.

    • ShermanTMcCoy

      What a concept! Pay Americans a decent wage before importing low wage labor/exporting jobs and factories to Asia.

      Nah . . .

      • Earl Turner

        Sad thing is, it’s the Fox News watching Palin worshipping mainstream mega-church phony-cons who would protest the loudest against what you just said.

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Sigh. You are correct, sir. Far too many people who consider themselves on the right need to wake up and have a Pat Buchanan moment.

  • me

    The proponents of Agenda 21 don’t care if countries get destroyed. The globalists main goal is to destroy sovereign nations in order to create a one-world government, with the ‘elite’ at the top of the pyramid, and the rest of us as wage slaves on their global plantation. The posturing of the ‘politicians’ will be just that–saying one thing and doing another. The only thing that will stop Agenda 21 is a massive uprising against the corruption in each false ‘government’ of each Western nation. There is purpose to their flooding White Western nations with the most ignorant, intolerant, racist anti-Whites into Western nations that were thriving before all of this ‘diversity’. The Third World ‘immigrants’ are useful ‘tools’ for the socialist/globalist entities. A people divided and bombarded from several directions is easily conquered. We’re at war, but it’s not a conventional one. There are no bullets, blood, or bodies stacked–but there are millions of casualties. It’s a war whose weapons are economic, political, and demographic.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      There are already rivers of blood and lots of bodies because of Agenda 21, but the worst of it is not long in coming. This is going to lead to a world, probably a nuclear, chemical and biological war that will create enough death and destruction for these agents of Satan.

  • Elena Andbasket

    Mainstream ‘comedians’ and puppet commentators broadcast insults about eastern Europeans with absolute impunity, they’re regarded as ‘fair game’ by the establishment. Needless to say, even a joke or a critical word regarding certain ‘enrichers’ would likely have the police knocking at your door.

    Disingenuous British career politicians, mainstream media and parasitic ‘businessmen’ argue for show over the relatively minor issue of Europeans relocating. For the cameras and the gullible electorate they all make pointless noises about European immigration into the UK whilst ignoring the far more dangerous and culture destroying elephants in the room, both the Asian and African varieties. UKIP is simply anti-European. UKIP has pro-immigration policies. UKIP would prefer immigrants from the so-called ‘Commonwealth’, otherwise known as the third world. UKIP is so-called ‘anti-racist’, and would have no objection to Britain being swamped by Africans and infected with Islam, just so long as they can hang on to the damned £.

    That poxy pizza company is now firmly on my boycott list.

  • Spartacus

    This is, again, not a problem . Immigration is not really that big of a deal. It’s who’s coming that’s the problem, and if you get non-White immigration, stuff like this happens :

  • Xerxes22

    Free Markets sounds like Free Trade which has hurt our country. Libertarians who support Free Markets usually also support open borders.

  • Zaporizhian Sich

    Thanks for the picture, I collect them. I thought the photo of the kitten and the dog is a perfect illustration of the crisis we face.