Immigration

Current and past immigration policies have been deeply flawed, undermining popular support and leading to social tensions.

The Peoples Party must:
introduce a positive immigration policy
devise a long term immigration plan to ensure that we have human resources to support the growth of the UK economy
headhunt people of talent, enterprise and industry, encouraging them to move to the UK
welcome young people coming to the UK to work on a short term basis and to learn English
detain and deport migrants arriving illegally from safe countries. Genuine asylum seekers should claim sanctuary in the first safe country they arrive in
apply an economic benefit test to facilitate immigration. People who are sponsored to work, in particular in areas where labour shortages exist, should be encouraged, not hindered
make the mastery of English a formal requirement to stay
ensure that the welfare system does not encourage immigration to the UK
aggressively tackle discrimination of all kinds, including the self imposed discrimination by immigrants who seek to retain practices that are not compatible with easy assimilation into mainstream British culture

The United Kingdom is a nation of immigrants. Immigration is good not bad. We need immigrants to help our country prosper and succeed in the future. We must support freedom of movement, but like EU nations, we do not need immigrants who are a burden on the state, have no intention of assimilating and contributing to national prosperity.

As a nation, we must seek to attract those who are going to contribute to the economy, actively recruiting people from around the world, making it very easy to come and work in the UK.