Foreign Workers? No Thanks!

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Since the British people voted to leave the European Union, the debate has continued to rage. One talking point of particular interest to the British people is that of immigration and one thing is clear, that a vote to leave the European Union was a vote against the continued influx of Eastern European immigrants of the kind we have seen in recent years. We are constantly told by the pro-EU, pro-immigrant, anti-British brigade that “we need foreign workers or the NHS will collapse” and so on, with a new scare story shoved down the throats of the people seemingly every day. These are invariably the same people who have a vested interest in Britain remaining part of the European Single Market – with all its rules and regulations that protect the large corporations from competitors – and therefore the same people who benefit from the Freedom of Movement rules that are currently in place.

What they neglect to mention is the 1.64 million people who are still unemployed in Britain, nor any way in which we can help these people get back into work. They also fail to mention the millions of people for whom wages have dropped or stagnated in relative terms over recent years thanks to undercutting by an unholy alliance of business owners and their migrant pawns. Of course, we can’t assume that all the unemployment figures are made up of ethnically British people, but relative to the overall demographic make up of the nation, we can safely say that at least 79% (1.3 million) of them are. But no, the establishment and their partners in the business community, the giant capitalists that own all means of productions, say no, we must have Romanian workers over British workers! They cry “racist” at any opposition voices, but what they really mean is that they would have to pay British workers more.

This is the same as the argument that ‘British workers won’t do the jobs that foreign workers do’. Well, perhaps they would if you were offering them a wage on which they could live? If you, as a business owner, have to pay foreign workers below the ‘going rate’ in order to stay afloat, you deserve to go out of business. What you would probably find is that if these businesses were forced to pay a better wage for British workers and stop hiring foreign workers, they would very quickly tighten their belts, shut their mouths and get on with it. They would still be in business in a years’ time and would no doubt have to admit their real motives for denying work to British workers. Sky News have recently flocked to a business owner who uses Eastern European workers to pick fruit and vegetables for his shop, who claimed that ‘the shelves would be empty within a week’ should the government make it harder for unskilled migrants to enter Britain. This is a prime example of a greedy, exploitative business owner who is quite happy to see native Britons out of work as long as he has a few extra pounds in his pocket – perhaps this should be alongside the definition of treachery in the next edition of the Oxford Dictionary.

Unfortunately, this is a prime example of how a free market economy does not benefit people at the bottom of the chain. The establishment politicians, both left and right, are quite happy to sacrifice the culture and livelihoods of an ethnic community (in this case, native Britons) via mass unskilled migration in the name of free market capitalism. If the state truly cared about its own people, then it would intervene to ensure that this current system of companies using immigrant pawns to further their own ends would stop. The state must prevent these companies from hiring foreign workers when British people are unemployed in the local area, either through a punitive tax or an outright ban on the practise. On the same theme, the state must also ensure that Britons are stepping up to the task to fill the gaps where migrant workers once would have been placed. The state should create mandatory work programs to fill these gaps, whereby those on unemployment benefit must do these jobs – this way, the individual is now employed, the job in question still gets done, the shelves aren’t empty, the taxpayer is paying less in unemployment benefits and we have less foreign workers in the country.

This is another argument for enforcing by law a National Living Wage, which all employers must pay staff as a bare minimum. That is in fact one way in which the Labour Party are right on immigration, that by forcing employers to pay a foreign worker what they’d have to pay an English worker, they’d have less incentive to hire the former. Having said that, the Labour Party’s policy does not go nearly far enough, as they are not prepared to accept that ethnicity and culture actually matter (because after all, to the rabid Bolsheviks, it doesn’t matter). But a combination of the economic intervention associated with the left, alongside the social and immigration policies associated with the radical right, would most likely solve the problem and ease the concerns of the British people.

But the question is, what can we expect from the Conservative Party? Well, at their party conference last month we saw a lot of strong words, with the Home Secretary claiming companies will have to produce data on the number of foreign workers they hire, a proposal that was quickly shelved after the mass media outlets collectively screamed “racism!”. The Prime Minister has indicated that new immigration rules could prevent unskilled migrants from coming here from the EU, but again, this has been quietened down as pressure has begun to mount from Frau Merkel et al. But the only relevant question here is, who pulls the strings of the Conservative Party? Of course the answer is the same as with any British government: the international banking cartel, who hold the debt of governments and have a vested interest in keeping the world order in place. Migrant workers and low wages benefits these people, as does the further dilution of ethnic groups.

What we will begin to see, if the Conservative Party have the courage to implement restrictive immigration policies at all, is that pressure will start to mount from the world of international finance. First, they’ll go for the credit rating to prevent further lending, then they’ll go for our currency to incite public discontent (as has happened in Greece, who dared to elect a government the elites in Brussels didn’t agree with) – by this point, the government will have backtracked on any progress more quickly than you could say banker.

So in reality, without a radical change of the political system and a large scale replacement of our elected officials, we don’t really have much hope in changing policy in the short to medium term. However, in the long term, there’s a different story. As people begin to realise that the government has backtracked on all their immigration promises, as all their lies are laid bare, people will grow to realise that the current system is not the answer. So do not lose faith just yet, there’s a long way to go on this journey to a better Britain.

JW.

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