April 21, 2022
Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:
More caving to the business lobby and another kick in the teeth for British workers. Despite the abject failure to control immigration, Mr Johnson’s hint to open up more routes to cheaper labour from India - a country that in 2021 received more work visas than any other - is inexplicable. It comes after vastly increased immigration from around the world, driven by the scandalously lax post-Brexit immigration rules.
So much for Mr Johnson’s 2019 promises to reduce immigration and champion the British worker. The voters will not forgive him for misleading them.
YouGov polling finds that 72% of the public think the government is handling the issue of immigration badly. Only 15% think they are handling it well.