‘My battle with Britain’s mean, ineffective immigration system’ | L. McLaren- The Spectator

‘My battle with Britain’s mean, ineffective immigration system’ | L. McLaren- The Spectator

I’m bad for business but, more importantly, bad for votes. David Cameron has promised to halve net immigration to Britain by the next election — a promise he seems to have made because it sounded good in a speech, not because it was really achievable. The problem is that he has no control over the EU nationals who come to settle. So the only way he can meet his target is to deter people like me: non-EU nationals. And if Britain is to be deluged by Bulgarians and Romanians, as the newspapers keep telling us, then the only way the Prime Minister can meet his target is to kick out an equal number of us former colonials. Or make the immigration process so unbearable that we give up.  So being rude to foreigners has become de facto British government policy — as I am finding out.

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